The John Darling Fellowship

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About the Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum (CADPP)

The John Darling Fellowship is supported by the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre and was offered for the first time in 2018. The fellowship is designed to provide an opportunity for emerging Australian documentary and ethnographic filmmakers to experience the vibrancy of contemporary Indonesian film, arts and cultural production, and to collaborate and exchange ideas with Indonesian film-making peers.

Fellowship grant
The successful applicant will receive a John Darling Fellowship grant of $7,398.00 to support the applicant’s participation in ACICIS’ 2020 Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum (CADPP) .

Fellowship criteria
The fellowship is to be awarded to an eligible participant in ACICIS’ 2020 Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum (CADPP). The successful applicant will meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Australian Citizen
  • Currently or previously enrolled in film studies or related discipline at an Australian institution of higher learning; and
  • Have a demonstrable interest in ethnographic documentary and observational cinema.

How to apply for the John Darling Fellowship
To apply for Fellowship, applicants need complete the online application form for ACICIS’ Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum (CADPP). ACICIS – in consultation with the Monash Herb Feith Indonesan Engagement Centre – will assess applicants’ eligibility and suitability for the Fellowship in light of the above selection criteria. The application deadline is the 1 July 2019.

N.B. There is no separate application form for the Fellowship. Completion of the ACICIS CADPP application form will automatically ensure that an applicant’s eligibility for the John Darling Fellowship is considered.

John Austin Campbell DARLING (1946-2011)

Filmmaker, poet, academic

Australian-born John Darling studied history at both ANU in Canberra and Oxford. In 1969 he began living and researching in Bali for some 20 years.

Beginning in 1978 he directed, produced and researched 9 documentary films about Indonesia, that have been screened internationally.

They include Lempad of Bali about a 116-year-old Master-Artist with Lorne Blair, the 3 part Bali Triptych series on Balinese culture, Bali Hash and Below the Wind. After the 2002 Bali bombings, he co-produced with his wife Sara, The Healing of Bali. Darling also wrote books and poetry on Bali.