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Jogja Festivals (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Started from the diversity of creative process of the festivals in Yogyakarta, Jogja Festivals existed as a strategic pot that focuses on strengthening the festival ecosystem, developing the potencies of each ally, synergizes between allies and/or the festivals to the stakeholders-and the other way around, as well as become a centre of information and promotion - so the complexity would well accessible to the wider communities around Yogyakarta and other cities. 

As the one and only strategic pot that focuses on festival's ecosystem in Indonesia, Jogja Festivals always attempts to learn and opens up various possibilities for collaboration and sharing knowledges in order to make Yogyakarta includes in a festival's city in the world.

Jogja Festival Studies

Jogja Festival Studies is a center for Research and Creative Hub Festival in Yogyakarta. This is a research space which aims to map the landscape of festivals in Southeast Asia. There are hundreds of Festivals that take place annually in the region, promoting the diversity and richness of the culture of each nation. This is an important part of festival research that is convenient for improving the quality of social impact and a better creative economy.

In addition, Jogja Festival Studies is a space for education and knowledge transfer for festival creatives, such as collaboration spaces between festivals, festivals with academics, festivals with the community, festivals with the government, and festivals with the private sector.

This activity is intended for creative workers of a festival to support the continuity of the festival in Yogyakarta, as well as collaboration with institutions and organisations in the context of the development of the city of Yogyakarta as a city of festivals.

Festivals In Southeast Asia

Catalysts for the Creative Economy

This research represents an overview of the dynamic and impactful role of festivals across the creative economy of South East Asia. It is commissioned by the British Council and explores how festivals are driving impact across the region, as anchors and catalysts for an inclusive and sustainable creative economy. The research introduces case studies and country overviews from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. It describes the aspirations and development needs of festivals so they are equipped to play a central role in a post-Covid creative economy.

Festivals are the core of the creative economy which is being re-imagined, delivering opportunities for sustainable development by nurturing an ecosystem which champions creative talent, connects us with the past, and helps re-imagine the future. 

In South East Asia, festivals will played a central role in cultural restoration and welfare in society; it will improve creative practice; and contribute to the transition of local economies towards being more inclusive and sustainable. 


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