What is Koalisi Seni?

Koalisi Seni is an association which aims to foster a healthier arts ecosystem in Indonesia.

When was Koalisi Seni established?

Koalisi Seni was established on May 3, 2012.

Where is Koalisi Seni office located?

Our secretariat is at Jl. Amil No. 7A Pejaten Barat, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta 12510.

What is Koalisi Seni’s goal?

Koalisi Seni aims to promote the development of public policy which supports artistic freedom for a healthier arts ecosystem.

Who are the members of Koalisi Seni?

Koalisi Seni consists of individuals and institutions that believe that the change in policies for arts management and development is urgently needed right now in order to foster a better arts ecosystem in Indonesia in the future.

How do I join Koalisi Seni?

Please contact the Secretariat of Koalisi Seni..

What contributions has Koalisi Seni made?
  1. Keberlangsungan Lembaga Seni di 8 Kota di Indonesia (The Sustainability of Arts Institutions in 8 Cities Across Indonesia)” study in 2015.
  2. Active participation in Seni Lawan Korupsi (Arts vs. Corruption) movement in 2015.
  3. Participation in the Indonesian arts Congress III in Bandung in 2015.
  4. Cultural Hotspots program in 4 cities in Eastern Indonesia from 2015 to 2017.
  5. Melek Anggaran Seni (Understanding Budget for Art) workshop in Palu and Makassar, in collaboration with FITRA (Forum Indonesia untuk Transparansi Anggaran or Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency) network in 2016
  6. Advocacy of Culture Bill, amended to Law No. 5/2017 on Cultural Advancement, including monitoring the development of its derivative regulations.
  7. Six series of discussion on arts and activism in Indonesia, with Asep Topan as the curator for discussion, throughout 2017.
  8. Filantropi di Indonesia: Mengapa Tidak untuk Kesenian? (Philanthropy in Indonesia: Why Not for the Arts Too?)” book, published in collaboration with Filantropi Indonesia in 2017.
  9. In 2017, Koalisi Seni, the Deputy for Access to Capital of the Creative Economy Agency, the Directorate-General for Cultures of the Ministry of Education and Culture, and Filantropi Indonesia, declared their commitment to collectively support and partner with one another to promote philanthropy for arts and culture in Indonesia through the arts and Culture Philanthropy Cluster Indonesia.
  10. Dissemination of information regarding the Law No. 5 of 2017 on Cultural Advancement in several regions across Indonesia, including Makassar, Bali, Surabaya, Jakarta, and Ambon throughout 2018.
  11. Participation in the Indonesia Development Forum (IDF) 2018 with the aim of promoting the idea of taking into account the arts and culture perspective in the development plan created by the strategic parties, such as the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and relevant ministries/agencies.
  12. Participation in the preparation for and the implementation of Bincang Musik (Music Talk) of the 2018 Indonesian Music Conference in Ambon, producing 12 action plans and leading up to the 2019 Indonesian Music Conference in Bandung.
  13. Active participation in the development of the Indonesian Cultural Strategies through the Pre-Cultural Congress forum.
  14. Publishing “Dampak Seni di Masyarakat (The Impacts of Arts on Society)” book in 2019 to increase public support for arts and culture.
  15. Succeeding in having the cultural trust fund proposal approved that the government is committed to allocate 2 trillion rupiahs per year for that purpose starting in 2021.
  16. Publishing “Menjaga Nyala: Model Pendanaan bagi Suar Kehidupan Kesenian (Keep the Fire Burning: Funding Models for Fueling the Arts)” book in 2020 in support of the arts Endowment Fund.
  17. Publishing “Seni Memberi untuk Seni (The Arts of Giving for Arts)” book in 2020, serving as guidelines for arts philanthropists.
  18. Publishing “Studi Pustaka Kebebasan Berkesenian di Indonesia 2010–2020 (Literature Study on Artistic Freedom in Indonesia 2010–2020) in November 2020.
  19. Putting forward the arts advocacy proposals through “Ruang Usik-Usik (Room of Buzz)” talk show on podcast, webinar, and Instagram Live. 
  20. Continuously supporting the establishment of the arts Endowment Fund.
What are the programs of Koalisi Seni?
  • Advocating for policies on arts sector
  • Supporting the establishment of the arts endowment fund
  • Strengthening the knowledge management and the network of the organization members
Where does Koalisi Seni’s financial resources come from?

One of Koalisi Seni’s sources to fund its programs is the membership contribution, which is an annual mandatory fee for members. The amount of contribution is defined at the General Meeting of Koalisi Seni Members, which is IDR 100,000/year for individuals and IDR 200,000,-/year for institutions. Koalisi Seni also receives funds from several donor agencies.

Who partners with Koalisi Seni?

Koalisi Seni partners with the Center for Indonesian Law and Policy Studies for legal affairs and policies, PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia for providing information on tax incentives for arts and culture donations, and Fitra (Forum Indonesia untuk Transparansi Anggaran or Indonesian Forum for Budget Transparency) for budget transparency. We also partner with Penabulu to provide systems for administration and financial management, PLUS (Platform Usaha Sosial or Social Initiative Platform) for the development of business units, and INSPIRIT (Inspirasi Tanpa Batas or Inspirations without Limits) for the facilitation of capacity building.

Who are Koalisi Seni donors?

Several grantmaking agencies have helped Koalisi Seni, including Hivos (2012–2015), the Embassy of Denmark (2015–2017), Ford Foundation (2017–2021), the Embassy of Norway (2017–2019), the Indonesian Music Conference (2018–2019), and UNESCO (2020–2021). Koalisi Seni is ready to partner with national and international donor agencies in the future.

Why should I join Koalisi Seni?
  • By joining Koalisi Seni, you can become involved in enhancing the bargaining position of the community who have interest in arts when negotiating with the policymakers, such as the government and companies.
  • In addition, you can encourage other partnerships between actors, observers, and activists in the arts and culture sector in Indonesia.

Imagination and critical thinking are the keys to change. Therefore, art is a fundamental prerequisite for the realization of democracy. Support us in establishing policies that fully advocate for artists.