National internship or Magang Nusantara in Bahasa Indonesia, is a Kelola’s continuous program since 2000, aimed to link young art worker from remote cities or small town with established cultural and arts organization.
We started this program as we saw inequality of knowledge distribution in art and art management around archipelago. Most artistic and management knowledge are centralized in big cities or so called cultured cities where international cultural center and art universities located. Meanwhile, in small towns, art practices are still operated in a traditional way. We see this condition as an opportunity to platform a knowledge and culture transfer with internship as its method.
Hopefully, both parties will gain benefit from this program. The interns will learn how big cultural organizations are operated and artistic value is nurtured, while experiencing different artscene outside their city. In the other hand, the Host Organization will broaden its impact by transferring their knowledge to young art worker from other cities.
From 2000 until now, we have been collaborating with prominent organizations, from international organizations like the British Council, the Japan Foundation, Goethe Institut, Institut Francais Indonesie, LIP Institut Francais Indonesie, and national or local organizations like Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, Cemeti Art Space, Jakarta Art House, JIFFEST, Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiarjo, Angklung Mang Ujo, Common Room, Museum Pelita Harapan University, Bali Nusa Dua Theatre, and local theatre company like Teater Garasi (Yogyakarta), Teater Koma (Jakarta), Teater Satu Lampung, and Teater Payung Hitam (Bandung).
We chose all these organizations for their good reputations so they are fit to be a benchmark in terms of management to the young art workers.