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Inaugural Australia-China Council Churchill Fellowship

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Media Release

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust recently awarded
fellowships to 117 talented Australians. For the first time,
one of those fellowships was sponsored by the Australia-China
Council for a project that would enhance people-to-people links and
mutual understanding between Australia and China.

We are pleased to announce that Ms Amanda Phillips, a
dancer, director, actor, choreographer and educator from Adelaide
in South Australia, has been awarded the Australia-China Council
Churchill Fellowship in 2007. Her project is to identify
strategies for implementing cultural education and learning of the
arts through inclusive systems for dance in Asia. In
undertaking her fellowship, Ms Phillips will spend eight weeks
visiting China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore from September
with over $22,000 of support from the Council.

Ms Phillips is currently undertaking an Australia-China Council
residency at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan.

Ms Phillips holds a Masters in Dance from the Laban Centre in
London, a Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of
South Australia and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University
of Adelaide. She has received a number of other awards
including the Centenary Medal for service to the community through
the arts (2003), SA Young Australian of the Year for the Arts
(2002), Arts SA Premier's Award for Emerging Artist of the
Year (2001), Bonnie Bird Mentorship Award in the United Kingdom
(2000), and Queen's Trust for Young Australians Award

Media Inquiries: DFAT Media Liaison on 02 6261 1555

Last Updated: 19 September 2014
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