Some of cultural activities and programmes initiated by CSOs in Indonesia - both those that have been running for a long time and those that have only been held for the first time in the last four years - which are considered as good practices in supporting the mobility of artists and cultural professionals, are:
1. Solo International Performing Arts;
2. Indonesia Dance Festival;
3. Jakarta Art; and
Solo International Performing Arts was launched for the first time in 2009. This annual event, which is usually held in September at the Vastenburg Fort in Solo, is an international cultural event which hosts performances from a large number of foreign artists from various cultural backgrounds. Hundreds of artists from various countries, such as Australia, Malaysia, Chilli, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand, have participated in this annual festival.
Meanwhile, the Indonesia Dance Festival (IDF) was first launched in 1992. IDF was originally part of community service activities from the Jakarta Art Institute. The process of learning dance is directed towards the development of dance education that is based on different background such as traditional, modern and contemporary through exchange programs between Indonesian and foreign dance artists in the form of collaboration, workshops, presentations (performances), seminars and master classes. The programmes were designed as a vehicle to introduce the work of young choreographers as well as a mediating space between choreographic works and the wider community of Indonesia. In 2018, the IDF was held for the 14th time. Until now, IDF is the only leading dance festival in Indonesia that consistently runs its programs.
Another programme is Art Jakarta, which has been held every year since 2009 and aimed at providing a space to promote contemporary arts whilst also educating visitors to appreciate the art works. This event brought together artists, art gallery owners, and art lovers, especially contemporary art, in a world-class art exhibition. One of the uniqueness of this exhibition is the availability of on-site services for overseas shipping and customs for artworks sent to/from abroad.
Lastly, ArtJog is an annual festival for international contemporary art based in Yogyakarta. Initiated by Heri Pemad Management, this festival is a space for sharing knowledge and aesthetic experiences along with the latest developments in the contemporary art, both visual arts, music, dance and the performing arts as well as the creative industries. ArtJog is committed to overcoming boundaries that limit practice and interpretation in contemporary art, while at the same time developing and maintaining existing networks between artists, markets, stakeholders and the public. In addition, ArtJog also presents the Young Artist Award programme for the best under-35 artists participating in ArtJog. This award programme is designed as an effort to explore the potential and talent of young artists and expand their network and career paths in the contemporary art world. ArtJog also presents residency grants for selected artists. This Residency Grant is given to support young artists to advance their careers with opportunities to carry out research and artistic exploration abroad.
In general, the cultural activities and programmes initiated by CSO that support the mobility of artists and cultural professionals are aimed at contributing to the realization of the following National Strategy for Culture (see Goal 1, Main Policies and Measures that Contain Strategies and Frameworks for the Development of the Integrated Cultural and Creative Economy Sector):
1. Provide space for the diversity of cultural expressions and encourage cultural interaction to strengthen the inclusiveness of culture (Agenda 1);
2. Protect and develop values, expressions, and practices of traditional culture to enrich national culture (Agenda 2); and
3. Develop and utilize cultural resources to strengthen the position of Indonesia internationally (Agenda 3);