New Colombo Plan Mobility Program
Together with the University of Melbourne's Global Mobility and Faculty of the Arts, Asialink Arts was successful in a bid to pilot the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan for two students to Indonesia in 2015. The New Colombo Plan is a reverse of the 1950s initiative the Colombo Plan, which saw students from Asia undertake intensive study opportunities in Australia. Many of these students went on to become experts in their field and unofficial Ambassadors of Australia.
Asialink's Arts Residency Program will be adapted to enable the successful Australian students the professional development opportunity to spend four weeks in Yogyakarta contributing to projects at Cemeti Art House. The students will have access to Asialink's alumni network of over 800 arts professionals and will be inducted to the program with in-country contacts and information. There is also the potential to connect with other Asialink partner organisations such as the Yayasan Biennale Yogyakarta, Kunci Cultural Studies Center and Indonesia Visual Art Archive (IVAA).
Cemeti Art House - Yogyakarta
Since 1988, Cemeti Art House has been actively communicating and stimulating the art practices of contemporary Indonesians, as well as International artists. The organisation's mission is to empower and develop visual arts infrastructure in Indonesia and as such is an important centre for contemporary visual arts practice in Yogyakarta. Artists will be expected to give occasional lectures and workshops and to work with Indonesian curators and artists.