“Artists are the creative muscle of culture in society. Serving the artists, serves the public.”
PSBK makes important investments in future generations of pioneering artists through artist-centered programs. Outputs include residencies that strengthen professional development of artists and practitioners, creative collaborations, and commission of new work by emerging artists. This extends Mr. Bagong’s commitment artistic innovation and experimentation, as well as advanced learning without having to adhere to commercial pressures that beleaguer Indonesian artists.
Since 2017, PSBK aids 6-8 emerging Indonesian artists in the performing arts to create new work that is premiered in PSBK’s Jagongan Wagen performance platform. Support includes access to the creative studio, stage artistic resources, publications & documentation, and financial support to experiment with their art forms and ideas.
Since the year of 2014, PSBK provides advanced learning opportunities for young artists of different disciplines to enhance skill and knowledge in both artistic development and management capacities through collaborative platforms. This 10-month program provides professional development training through master-classes, artistic collaboration projects, and engagement with communities through PSBK’s Public Arts Engagement program. This alternative learning platform is based on Mr.Bagong enthusiasm for self-reliance that was interpreted by the following guiding principles as an artist: self-produce, self-sustain, inspire each other, and arts practice that are closely related to the practice of people’s lives.
Developed in 2015 and officially launched in 2018, this professional development program is a vocational learning platform to support human resources needed in the performing arts that is not yet available in formal educational institutions in Indonesia. Selected cultural practitioners have opportunities to hone skills in stage lighting and design through hands-on training and experience provided through PSBK platforms. The participants of this program are expected to be able to collaborate with artists in creating quality artistic arrangements.