The not-for-profit organization Yayasan Bagong Kussudiardja (BK Foundation) was established in 2006, after the death of Mr. Bagong Kussudiardja, to legally manage and advocate the pioneering vision of Bagong Kussudiardja and cultural assets he bequeathed.
Butet Kertaredjasa is a writer, visual artist, actor, and independent producer with a long artistic track record. Aside from his career in theater and the arts, since the mid-80s he has worked as a journalist and copywriter for an advertising company he founded, Santono Communication and Galang Communication; and founded Galang Foundation, the non-profit organization that initiated a public campaign to raise issues pertaining to gender and reproduction. As a cultural activist, he has been involved in various boards that includes the Yogyakarta Biennale Foundation, Umar Kayam Foundation, and Omah Munir Foundation.
Since his father, Bagong Kussudiardja, passed away in 2004, he founded the Bagong Kussudiardja Foundation as an important step towards sustainability of the cultural assets and legacy his father has endowed.
Enamored by Indonesia’s rich Javanese cultural heritage, Jeannie Park immigrated to Yogyakarta, Indonesia from the United States in 1996. Through her tenure in cultivating PSBK as an arts centre since 2007, she has succeeded in establishing innovative programs and physical renovations to serve the institutional mission and the greater arts sector.
She has participated in different residency and fellowship programs as creative producer and arts manager through BAM, New York; Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; Asian Cultural Council; and Japan Foundation. Jeannie was part of Kelola’s program staff, Indonesia’s first service organization for the arts –formerly in Surakarta; and was the Director of Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, USA prior to her move to Indonesia.
Teguh Hari’s vast network in the performing arts, visual arts, and multi-media has enabled him to administer creative solutions that encourage growth, critical thinking, and constructive dialogue of young artists and arts platforms. As creative producer, independent curator, writer, musician-composer, and film maker; Teguh Hari’s experiences has supported his ability to develop fruitful rapport with artists and arts communities at PSBK.