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Arts and Culture Scholarship Program of Foreign Affairs Ministry Officially Opened

Arts and Culture Scholarship Program of Foreign Affairs Ministry Officially Opened

Indonesia Art and Culture Scholarship Program -BSBI 2017 was officially opened on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Gedung Pancasila of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jakarta. The Indonesian Culture Arts Scholarship is a program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which has been implemented since 2003. In 2017, this program enters the 15th year. The purpose of this activity is to introduce the young generation of other countries with a variety of Indonesian identity such as a value to respect for diversity, diversity, kinship, politeness, tolerance, and openness. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, A.M. Fachir, after the opening ceremony, told media that the BSBI participants are expected to become friends of Indonesia in the future.


“…We expect them to help our representatives there to improve relationships and cooperation which cover not only from the cultural side, but also political cooperation, economic relations and all kinds,” he said.

Over the last 15 years, this program has 718 graduates from 63 countries, who become friends of Indonesia and has also helped the promotion of Indonesia in the countries of origin. BSBI 2017 program started on May 8, 2017 and will be closed with a colossal cultural performance entitled ‘Indonesia Channel, Performance of Sahabat Indonesia, on August 19, 2017 in Surabaya, East Java. The theme in the Indonesian Cultural Arts Scholarship 2017 is "Celebrating Diversity, Harnessing Harmony". The priority countries of BSBI 2017 participants are ASEAN member countries, a number of European countries, Asia, Africa and Partner Countries of Interfaith Dialogue. There are 6 new countries in BSBI 2017 namely, Kyrgyzstan, Belgium, Ukraine, Mexico, Argentina and Tajikistan. In addition, there are 4 young Indonesians from Papua, Central Sulawesi, Central Kalimantan and East Java. The curriculum that is taught primarily is Indonesian language, cultural art and religious harmony, social activities and local wisdom. In this program, the participants will have the opportunity to know and experience the atmosphere during Religious Day in Indonesia, such as Waisak Day, Ramadan and Idul Fitri, and the festive celebration of the 72nd anniversary of Indonesia. For 3 months, the participants will participate in studio and university namely Studio Tydif, Surabaya; Sanggar Semarandana, Denpasar; Rumata Cultural House, Makassar; And Sanggar Musik and Tari Sofiyani, and  University of veterans Yogyakarta for Special Program. (Skr)



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