Advocacy for arts and cultural policy and governance

Dónde
Indonesia
When
2020
Quién
Koalisi Seni Indonesia
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Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
Art Coalition (Koalisi Seni) sees Law 5 of 2017 on the Advancement of Culture (UUPK) as a breakthrough in Indonesian culture management. However, after passing a law, implementing the law is often a more significant challenge. As one of the government's partners in advocating for the Advancement of Culture Law, Koalisi Seni follows up on this role by disseminating information on the Advancement of Culture, gathering public aspirations, and conducting independent monitoring and evaluation, including: 1. Facilitating the 2018 Cultural Pre-Congress in the field of music through the Indonesian Music Conference; 2. Facilitating the 2018 Cultural Pre-Congress in design and crafts, visual arts, architectures, and urban planning in Indonesia Contemporary Art and Design (ICAD); 3. Developing a website called pemajuankebudayaan.id (2019); 4. Researching on Monitoring and Evaluation of the Advancement of Culture Law (2019); 5. Publishing a recommendation paper on the Cultural Trust Fund utilization, formulated through focus group discussion and an open questionnaire (2019). One of the goals of the Advancement of Culture is for culture to contribute to national development policies by formulating a National Strategy for Culture document. That serves as a guide for the role of Indonesian culture in national development. The National Strategy for Culture - formulated based on the regency/municipal and provincial Culture White Papers - also considers aspirations of various Indonesian cultural sectors to complete the data collected per administrative area. At the Indonesian Music Conference event in Ambon, Koalisi Seni succeeded in collecting many strategic inputs for the development of the Indonesian music ecosystem. These points - referred to as the 12 Action Plan - later became input to the music sector in Indonesia's National Strategy for Culture, accessible via the http://bit.ly/bookletKAMI link. Meanwhile, the sectoral recommendations from the Cultural Pre-Congress Forum at ICAD are more sporadic. For example, at the Forum of Architecture and Urban Planning, participants view that the State had not yet recognized the process of establishing democratic spaces by citizen groups as a cultural object that needed to be protected and promoted. Areas such as village knowledge systems are naturally self-created (vernacular) by community groups and need safeguarding because of the cultural values that exist in that knowledge. In the traditional craft (Kriya) sector, the main note lies in the knowledge transmission across generations of workers - who are generally elderly - and in the market access to traditional craft workers. The main finding at the Visual Arts Forum was the disparity of education institutions and the arts ecosystem in Indonesia. People who studied art on campus located in big cities were reluctant to return to their respective regions. In addition to gathering public aspirations, Koalisi Seni also disseminates information on the Advancement of Culture agenda to a broad audience. The activity uses the website http://pemajuankebudayaan.id and the Advancement of Culture booklet to explain, among other things, the Four Strategic Steps of Advancement of Culture, the Ten Objects of Advancement of Culture, and the basic principles of the Advancement of Culture. To give a more concrete example, Koalisi Seni also produces two videos titled Dangdut Dalam Lensa Pemajuan Kebudayaan or Dangdut through the Advancement of Culture Lens (https://youtu.be/LDPlxmv6lpk) and Indonesia sebagai Penyumbang Kebudayaan Dunia or Indonesia’s Contribution to the World Culture (https://youtu.be/xmZipa9APt0) Koalisi Seni has also published its research on Monitoring the Evaluation of the Advancement of Culture Law, which is carried out by monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the advancement of culture in three provincial governments and 12 regencies/municipal governments. The key findings of this research - from the constraints of mainstreaming culture at the local level to the status of implementing regulations under central government's responsibility - is accessible at https://koalisiseni.or.id/ringkasan-eksekutif-pemantauan-dan-evaluasi-dua-tahun-pelaksanaan-uu-pemajuan-kebudayaan/. The Director-General for Culture, Hilmar Farid has received all research findings during a discussion at the Century Park Athletes Hotel on June 25, 2019. Finally, Koalisi Seni also gathers the aspirations of art practitioners concerning allocation priorities and distribution mechanisms of the benefits of the Cultural Trust Fund. The chosen method was holding discussions in four cities - Jakarta, Payakumbuh, Yogyakarta, and Makassar - and distributing questionnaires online, which succeeded in capturing aspirations of 1,729 respondents from various regions of Indonesia. The aspirations gathering process carried out from December 2019 to early 2020 has produced a recommendation document submitted to the Directorate General of Culture as an input to consider in managing the Cultural Trust Fund. The recommendations include: 1. Significant art representation in terms of numbers and competencies in the composition of the Trustee; 2. Priority activities in the production of works and the showcase of actions capable of answering the needs of artists and art practitioners to reach a broader and more diverse group; 3. Implement a scheme-based funding system with different quotas, namely Affirmative Action (30%), Regular (50%), and World Class (20%). These three schemes aim to match the variety of capacities of art groups and individuals. The fund ceiling - a maximum limit of funding - is adjusted to the proposal; 4. Diversify funding sources by taking into account funding sources from national and international private parties, as well as individual donations; 5. Inventory and synergize arts funds of government ministries and institutions to collect the overall amount of funds available for the advancement 6. Empowering intermediary organizations to bridge the art practitioners and the government. of culture;
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
1. The formulation of the National Strategy for Culture considers sectoral input for implementation as a Master Plan for the Advancement of Culture. 2. Information dissemination of the Advancement of Culture has succeeded in advocacy activities intended to influence arts policy, such as the Draft Law on Music in 2019.
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-dominio