Join us for a month of events and activities in Indonesia in October and November 2018. Where creative people from opposite sides of the globe collaborate; where music and art and technology fuse; where there are no limits to people’s creativity, regardless of disability.
UK/Indonesia 2016-18 is a three year programme that has been building new links between young creatives and build awareness of contemporary arts in two of the world’s most exciting countries.
This programme is culminating in a month long series of events this October and November. Read our stories and find out more below.
The showcase weekend was a celebration of brilliant art by disabled people. The festival comprised of visual art music, theatre, dance, films, talks, workshops and public intervention art.
UK/Indonesia 2016-18 is a major programme of cultural exchange aimed at building new relationships between the UK and Indonesia in the arts and creative industries. Read more!
Step into Aurora where audience members are invited to find their own message in the piece during the 40 minutes inside the reservoir, and through the thought-provoking and emotive use of ice, water, lights and sound, a clear message comes through - that water is precious, and we should care.
With the help of Cooking Sections and Rahung Nasution, OK. Video and British Council explore the food culture of the Dayak Iban people in West Kalimantan.
The Nocturnes touring company have spent July performing, went to Makassar to open the show in Indonesia and then on to Jakarta. Here’s how it happened.
Indonesian and UK artists are inviting us to explore our relationship to water in an installation where technology and magic become indistinguishable.
This year’s Indonesia International Book Fair sees 5 UK publishers showcasing their work during this 5-day instalment, in hopes of forging closing ties between UK & Indonesia writers.
James Leadbitter – aka the vacuum cleaner – and Hana Madness are both brilliant artists selected for the UK/ID festival whose work draws on their lived experience of mental health disability. In this blog, Hana gives us an update on what they've been up to.
Helen Petts, an artist film-maker who explores rhythm, texture, and sound, was invited by Forum Lenteng to participate in this year's Arkipel Film Festival. Read the interview here.
It has been a couple of weeks since two delegations from the Jogja arrived at the UK for their residency - developing a project that connects local food researchers & artist-research groups.
Farid Rakun, the Director of Jakarta Biennale, visited Liverpool last month to check out the UK’s biggest visual arts festival and explore new UK/Indonesia collaborations.
By Ismal Muntaha, Curator
It often feels exciting to discover new forms of theatre and what new forms of art and entertainment may emerge in future society, and last year’s British Council’s Edinburgh Showcase was no exception.
Singapore held the biggest arts & disability conference and festival in the Asia Pacific region back in March and British Council has sent curator Hendromasto Prasetyo to scope the event.
In anticipation of Indonesia as market focus at next year’s London Book Fair, British Council Indonesia invited several UK publishers for a literature visit programme to Indonesia.
See the video highlights from last year's UK/ID Festival!
We highlighted 18 amazing stories from the UK/Indonesia 2016-18 campaign and can now be accessed here!
We're excited to announce the new Arts commission project that will undergo as part of UK/ID campaign 2016-18. Here are 15 out of 35 project applications that has been selected this year.