In January-February 2018, ACICIS Study Indonesia was delighted to welcome 22 students on our Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum (CADPP). These students from Australian National University, Charles Darwin University, Curtin University, Griffith University, Murdoch University, RMIT University, University of South Australia, University of Tasmania, University of Western Australia, and UNSW Australia were placed throughout Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bandung. 20 students completed the CADPP with the assistance of a $3,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant and one student with a $6,800 John Darling Fellowship.
CADPP participants, hosted by Atma Jaya Catholic University, undertook an academic program during the first two weeks of the program, which included language classes and a series of seminars, field trips, and workshops. The language class was led by experienced teachers at Atma Jaya’s Language Learning Center and helped prepare students for their professional placements.
Other than language classes, a day in a life of a CADPP student involved attending a series of seminars given by practitioners experienced in the field of creative arts and design in Indonesia. The seminar series covered a wide variety of topics including Australia-Indonesia creative collaborative organisations, digital and new media in Indonesia, urban and social design, arts management curatorship, and a bonus film and videography workshop by the director of “Istirahatlah Kata-Kata”, Yosep Anggi Noen and Feb Babyrose and Hebert Hans from Taromarama.