Tuesday 13 June 2017

Indonesian emerging voices at Ubud

The Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission of improving the lives of young Indonesians through literature and the arts, has announced that after after a two-year hiatus their emerging voices programme, a free, four-day event celebrating young writers, filmmakers and artists from across the Indonesian archipelago, will again be held alongside the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, which this year runs from 26-29 October.

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.”