October 24, 2019


About the Arts Coalition

What is the Indonesian Arts Coalition?

The Indonesian Arts Coalition is a group facilitating the development of a community network concerend with policy changes towards a better arts ecosystem in Indonesia.

When was the Indonesian Arts Coalition established?

May 3, 2012

Where is the Indonesian Arts Coalition’s office?

The Indonesian Arts Coalition secretariate is located at Jl Amil Raya 7A, Pasar Minggu, DKI Jakarta – 12510.

What is the aim of the Indonesian Arts Coalition?

The creation of arts management and development policies to produce a better arts ecosystem in Indonesia.


Who are the members of the Indonesian Arts Coalition?

Individuals and institutions who believe in the urgent need for changes in the policies for arts management and development in order to produce a better Indonesian arts ecosystem in the future.

How do I join the Indonesian Arts Coalition?

Contact the Indonesian Arts Coalition Secretariate for further information.

Why should I join the Indonesian Arts Coalition?

  • To strengthen the bargaining power of communities who are concerned with arts in facing policy makers such as the government and the corporate sector.
  • To encourage new forms of cooperation between art workers, art enthusiasts, and artists in Indonesia.

Programs and Activities


  • Discussions and research on the potential, needs and policies surrounding arts management and development in Indonesia.
  • Campaigns and advocacy programs to encourage change and better arts policies.
  • Capacity building for members of the network to carry out sustainable advocating and organising.


  • Mapping of arts institutes in seven Indonesian cities.
  • Conceptualising Arts Endowment Funds in Indonesia.
  • Advocating against the 2014 Law on Culture.
  • Raising awareness of 2010 Government Regulation No. 93 on tax incentives for arts and culture activities in several cities in Indonesia, such as Jakarta, Padang, Medan, Makasar, Palu, Surabaya, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Lampung during the 2012-2014 period.
  • Research on arts and culture budget in the Ministry of Education and Culture and Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.
  • Formulating arts policy reccommendations for the Jokowi-JK government.
  • Publishing the book Imajinasi Kebudayaan in partnership with the Jakarta Arts Council in 2013.
  • Holding the 2014 Cultural Speech in partnership with the Jakarta Arts Council.
  • National seminar “The Direction of Cultural Policy” in partnership with UGM.
  • Public Discussion “Deciphering the Direction of Arts Development” ICAD 2013.
  • Public Discussion “Raising Awareness on Tax Incentives” ICAD 2013.
  • The Art of Giving: Facilitating the Business World for Performing Arts 2014.
  • Presentation of the Arts Among Us campaign in the 2014 RRRecfest.


Membership fee

The annual mandatory membership fee is among the sources of income for the Indonesian Arts Coalition activities. The Annual General Meeting of the Arts Coalition decides the amount of this fee, which is Rp 100,000 per year for individuals and Rp 200,000 per year for institutions.


Since its pre-establishment period, the Indonesian Arts Coalition has received support from the Hivos donor institution. The Coalition is ready for more partnerships with domestic and international donor institutions.

Non-binding contributions

The Indonesian Arts Coalition establishes partnerships for various purposes. The partnerships include one on law and policies, with the Indonesian Center for Law and Policy Studies; one on raising awareness about tax incentives for arts and culture contributions with Price Waterhouse Coopers Indonesia; and one on budget transparency, with Fitra (The Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency).