About the Program

Emerging creative practitioners in the fields of Drama, Dance, Fashion Design, Screen, Visual Arts and Digital Media who are studying at Institut Seni Indonesia and Flinders University will come together to explore the universal theme of happiness in a contemporary and international context that embraces cultural, religious and language differences. The aims of the collaboration are to build relationships between Indonesian and Australian emerging creative practitioners and to produce inter-disciplinary and beautiful performance/exhibition pieces.

Program Location: 

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Program Dates:

Approximately 3 weeks in June – July 2019 (TBC)

Places Available:

20 x New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant funded places

Open to:

The project is open to Bachelor and Bachelor Honours degree students in Dance, Screen, Costume, Drama, Digital Media, and Visual Arts.


Regardless of their studies, all students must:

  • be Australian citizens
  • have successfully completed at least 18 units with a grade point average of 5.0 or above, or 36 units with a grade point average of 4.5 or above by the end of 2018 (or including 2019 summer schools).


On successful completion of the project, students may be eligible to receive 4.5 units of credit towards their Flinders program. Successful applicants will be advised about credit arrangements.


The approximate cost for the trip is $3,500 including;

  • Program fee in Indonesia
  • Accommodation (homestay) with some meals
  • Return airfares between Adelaide and Indonesia

Other costs such as passport, visa, vaccination, additional meals and personal expenses are not included in the cost above.

A total of 20 x $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility grants are available to support eligible participants; in addition, students may also be eligible to apply for an OS Help Loan.

Students are eligible to register with Flinders travel insurance, which is provided free of charge.

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest to Katherine Sutcliffe by 5pm Friday 23 November.

Your expression of interest should include the following:

  • Your name, student number and GPA
  • A short (no more than 500 word) statement in response to the following three questions:
  1. Why do you want to be involved in this project, and what unique contribution would you make to the team?
  2. What experience do you have with collaboration in the context of the creative arts?
  3. How might you respond to the challenges of this project? (for example; working in a bilingual context, dealing with culture shock and the intensive schedule of a three week project etc.)

Further information:
Katherine Sutcliffe
Coordinator, Enrolment and Student Progress
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Email: Katherine.sutcliffe@flinders.edu.au