Indonesia is known to the world for its diversity of unique handicraft products. The skills of local craftsmen added special value to Indonesian handicraft products. The British Council is proud to present Crafting Futures programme in Indonesia which aims to build a positive future and puts innovation in the crafts sector. 


About the Research 

With the increasing global awareness of climate change and a consumptive economic model in a post-globalization world, the world is looking for various alternative approaches, one of which is related to crafts. How we handle environmental, economic, and cultural sustainability is important to preserve the crafts itself. This research is British Council’s first step for Crafting Futures which focuses on new and reusing existing materials to be then developed in the Indonesia craft sector. 


Four provinces were selected as comparative case studies: Jakarta, West Java, East Java, and Bali. The results of this research will serve as the basis for British Council in planning future craft-related programmes. The research was carried out by Budaya Kreatif Foundation with an advisory team from Bandung Institute of Technology and the University of Leeds. 


A summary of the research can be downloaded through the link at the end of this page.

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