The emerging voices programme will foster professional pathways for Indonesian students and young adults interested in literature and the arts. It will comprise a series of panels, discussions, workshops and performances spanning four key areas of the arts: writing, design, music and film. All events will be conducted in Bahasa Indonesia.
The lineup and schedule - to be announced alongside the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival’s main programme in mid-August - will connect industry professionals and established practitioners with young artists, writers, and performers to develop their skills and confidence.
“Supporting young Indonesians to pursue a career in literature and the arts, and to take pride in Indonesian arts and culture, has been at the heart of the Yayasan Mudra Swari Sarawati for over 14 years,” said founder and director, Janet DeNeefe. “We’re thrilled to be bringing this programme back under the banner of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, and to be creating a space for aspiring authors, artists and performers to learn with successful professionals and cultural icons.”