Some examples of international cooperation that support creative process of the artists in the past four years are:
1. Artist Residency Programme as part of a cooperation between the governments of Hong Kong and Indonesia; and
2. Scenario Development Class.
Based on the signed Memorandum of Understanding between Indonesia and Hong Kong in 2017, there are five scopes of cultural cooperation agreed by both parties, namely art, film, museum and gallery, gastronomy, and cultural education. In this Memorandum of Understanding, both Indonesia and Hong Kong agreed to promote and strengthen cooperation in culture and art, as well as to contribute to mutual development and awareness, thereby creating respect, understanding and friendship between the people of Indonesia and Hong Kong. With the main objective of developing collaborative programmes in the creative sector between developing countries, artist residency programme between Indonesia and Hong Kong is expected to be a bridge to support the creative sector between countries with the hope that the creative process of the artists involved could enrich both countries' cultural treasures.
The Class in Scenario Development which was held in February 2020 by the Directorate General of Culture aimed at facilitating discussion among local/national film practitioners and script writers with international film practitioners. The screenplay which were presented and discussed in this class were selected and recommended by 20 local government offices from various regions in Indonesia. This selection process shows that there has already been involvement of local governments that supports the dissemination of the program to various regions, and not just concentrated in several cities that are usually prioritized for cultural development.
In general, international cooperation to support creative process of the artists is 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. Develop and utilize cultural resources to strengthen the position of Indonesia internationally (Agenda 3); and
3. Strengthen the role of government as facilitator in the advancement of culture (Agenda 7).