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The Indonesian Cultural Congress concluded on Sunday with the President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo stressing the importance of tolerance for the development of culture.
Local administrations across the country have submitted their cultural assessments ahead of the Indonesian Cultural Congress (KKI) that is set to be held by the Education and Culture Ministry on Dec. 5-9 in Jakarta, as the events are expected to produce a culture-related strategy for the nation.
Article 13 of the Culture Promotion Act mandates the formulation and determination of national cultural strategies. The compilation of cultural strategies has been started from the bottom (grassroots), namely at the district / city, provincial, up to the central / national level. A total of 33 pre-congressional forums have been conducted to capture ideas and input from various stakeholders, one of which is the younger generation.
In a bid to establish and advance Indonesia's arts and culture sector, the Education and Culture Ministry is set to hold the Indonesian Cultural Congress in Jakarta on Dec. 5-9, an official has said.
Yogyakarta was named the ASEAN City of Culture for the 2018-2020 period during the eighth ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) meeting held in Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, on Wednesday.
Singapore and Indonesia on Thursday (Oct 11) signed various pacts to deepen economic cooperation and cultural exchange, as well as boost collaboration in areas such as tourism, maritime training and industry development.