Koalisi Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Art Coalition) was established as a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the sustainable development and support of the arts in Indonesia. This organization was formed on the basis of the need of various art and culture communities for an umbrella organization. For that reason, Kelola Foundation (Yayasan Kelola), with the support of Hivos, held an initial meeting in Bogor, West Java, on April 5-6, 2010. This meeting was attended by 21 individuals and groups who agreed to continue the effort to form the desired umbrella organization. The second meeting toward this goal, which took place in Yogyakarta from May 4-5, 2010, resulted in the formulation of a more concrete work program for the development of the planned organization. This work plan involved the matters of resources and resource management, the motivation and development of public policies on art and culture, and the distribution of information on this subject.
The next meeting, Bandung, West Java on June 21-22, 2010, led to agreement on a name for the organization – Indonesian Art Coalition (Koalisi Seni Indonesia), the membership of the Steering Committee, which was assigned to facilitate formation of Koalisi Seni as a legal body and its formal establishment as an official organization.
The following meeting took place in Jakarta on March 19, 2011. This gathering discussed the formulation of the Organization Charter and Bylaws which had been agreed upon Steering Committee. It was also agreed that Koalisi Seni must be introduced to as many people in the arts as possible to ensure a large membership.
During the Working Meeting for the Establishment of Koalisi Seni in Jakarta on May 3, 2012, the intent to develop Koalisi Seni into a facilitator for the development of the arts and for the betterment of Indonesia. As an umbrella organization, Koalisi Seni was expected to function as a facilitator for the realization of the determined goals already agreed upon as the organization’s mission. This Working Meeting also ratified Koalisi Seni’s article of association and elected the members of its Executive Board and Supervisory Board for the period of 2012-2015. Now, after three years, Koalisi Seni selecting new trustees and supervisor period 2015 – 2018. Here they are:
This Working Meeting also resulted in agreement on the contents of the basic guidelines for Koalisi Seni programs, covering:
- The organization and management of resources;
- Public awareness campaign for the support of the arts;
- Facilitation of the issuance of public policy on the arts and culture; and
- Facilitation of the establishment of a national endowment fund for the arts.
Throughout 2012, KSI formulated and developed a number of programs, including: The Focused Discussion Group (FDG) series on “The Role of Art in Society”; Public Awareness drive on the Benefit of Law No. 93/2010 for the Development of the Arts; and the “FGD series on “Formulating a Communication Strategy for KSI”.