Artist-in-Residency Program

The Australia-Thailand Institute (ATI) is pleased to welcome applications to its second annual Artist-in-Residency Program.

The residency is open to artists over the age of 18 (with a proven art practice of at least three years) in visual arts, performing arts and literature to undertake a residency between October 2014 and 30 June 2015. More information can be found in the ATI artist-in-residency guidelines.

Online submissions will be accepted between 1 September 2014 and 30 September 2014.

An online link to the application form will be available on this website from 1 September.

Discover Thailand Scholarships

During a visit to Australia by the then Thai Prime Minister’ in May 2012, the then Prime Minister, the Hon Julia Gillard MP, jointly announced with Her Excellency Yingluck Sinawatra the launch of the Discover Thailand Scholarships program.

Eleven $4,000 scholarships (administered through Universities Australia) were awarded to Australian university students to study in Thailand for a semester or more.

A second tranche of scholarships was awarded in 2014.  

For more information regarding these scholarships please visit the Universities Australia website.

BRIDGE Thailand

The ATI funded an expansion of the Building Relationships through Intercultural Dialogue and Growing Engagement (BRIDGE) program to include Thai-Australia school partnerships.  More information on the establishment of the BRIDGE Thailand program can be found at the Asia Education Foundation website.

In August 2014, Australia-Thailand Institute Board members were honoured to meet energetic and dedicated Australian and Thai teachers from a wide range of schools, locations and subject areas who had been partnered together through the BRIDGE program.

Next Generation Community Leaders Visit

Now in its ninth year, this annual program brings emerging Thai community leaders from differing faiths and regional areas to Australia to gain an understanding of the different ways in which multiculturalism is approached by the Australian Government and non-government organisations, and embraced by communities. The most recent visit to Sydney and Melbourne took place in May 2014. Seven emerging leaders from Thailand visited interfaith community groups, schools, cultural sites and local government. A highlight of the visit was visiting Parramatta West Public School in Sydney.