JakArt@2003 International Arts, Cultural and Educational Festival

a group of artists
and concerned citizens

established a grass-roots organisation to demonstrate, expose, share, encourage and promote the benefits to be gained from the development and promotion of the arts the importance of CREATIVITY in our social, economic, and cultural activitiesthe significance of Human Values and Freedom of Expression in developmentIndonesia’s image internationally by placing it on the cultural map of the worldthe wealth and diversity of our Cultural Heritagecontemporary artistic developmentthe benefits  of intercultural and interdisciplinary artistic collaboration, exchange and comraderiethe importance of audience buildingincreased government support and funding for the Arts and arts education.

The result was JakArt@ 2001, JakArt@ 2002, and JakArt@ 2003, an International Arts, Cultural, and Educational Festival to commemorate Jakarta’s 476 Anniversary. This year, in the month of June, JakArt hosted:

600 events, 130 groups,

from world-class performances & exhibitions to public art & spontaneous expression in over 200 venues,

ranging from the conventional to the alternative in collaboration with over 100 government and NGO organizations & associations, foreign embassies, etc., involving hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers, from all walks of life, including many artists.

JakArt@2003 Committee

Mikhail DavidVice chairman & artistic Director
Ary SutedjaSecretary General

Tantrie Soetjipto


Sari Madjid

Festival Manager
Luluk PurwantoFestival Coordinator
René Van HelsdingenFestival Coordinator

Dolorosa Sinaga

Executive Members, Visual Arts
Ahmad DjuharaExecutive Members, Architecture
AbriyaniVolunteers Coordinator
Aryati PrawotoPR Coordinator

"in the spirit of volunteerism"

"in the spirit of philantrophy"

JakArt’s program for 2003 had incorporated a code system for Public Relations. T for theatre, V for visual Art, M for music, F for film, MD for multidiscipline, D for Dance, E for Education, L for literature, A for Architecture. The venues were also  coded by abbreviations. For example: concert Hall: CH, community location: COM, GAL: Gallery etc etc. A Sample of an announcement:

Jangan lewatkan
(Don’t miss)

V003 at cc01

(V003= Struggle & Creation, Art Exhibition of 22 young artists from Indonesia

(cc10=Erasmus Huis)

JakArt HQ - Luluk Purwanto at the planning board
office meeting at the JakArt Center Ary Sutedja, Serley, Sari Madjid, Tantrie Soetjipto
Tony and Anggun meeting with Plasmedia website designers
The Festival Kali Besar, organized by the ‘Volunteers of Architecture’ A Campaign to emphasize the importance of the preservation of historical buildings supported by the Royal Netherlands Embassy click image for PRESS announcements and write-ups
Ronald Douglas Quartet click photo for press and images
Live action Painting and Live action Jazz Annemarie Fledderus click photo for press and images

Mikhail David: Vice chairman & artistic Director
click photo for complete article: Jakarta Post

JakArt is supported by
the Minister of Culture and Tourism,
Mr. I Gede Ardika, and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dr. N. Hassan Wirajuda and endorsed by UNESCO.
JakArt has received an invitation
to become a founding member of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Festivals.

The Joona Toivanen Trio click image for press write-up

Also Supported by:

Panitia Daerah Peringhatan HUT ke 476 Kota Jakarta dan HUT KE 58 Proklamasi Kemerdekaan RI / Pemerintah Propinsi Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta (DKI) 
Erasmus Huis / Centre Culturel Francais / Embassy of the Argentine Republic / Australian Embassy / Embassy of Austria / British Council / Embassy of Canada/ Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt / Embassy of Finland / Embassy of France / Royal Embassy of the Netherlands / Embassy of the Republic of Poland / Embassy of Switzerland / Embassy of the United States of America / Embassy of Japan / Egyptian ministry of Foreign Affairs / Egyptian Ministry of Culture / BDO Tanubrata / Plasmedia / Masima Corporation / Farida & Associates / Standard Chartered Bank / Munich Records / Pro Helvetia / Bakoel koffie / International Music Foundation, Jakarta / Jakarta Jazz Society/ PT Ireng Maulana PRO / Jazz club Pod Filarami / the city of Pod Filarami / Small Jazz Academy, Gorzow Wlkp, Poland / Australian Northern Europe Liaisons / Kelola , Arts management / the Jakarta Arts Counsil / Duta Fine Arts Foundation/ Origami Craft Group /  Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Dharma Mulia Galleries / Sae Gallery / Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada/ Aminef / Oktagon Art Photography Gallery / Stichting Moments of Joy / yayasan Dynamika Indonesia / Homeless World / Plan Indonesia / Rajacraft.com / Sangga Buana / The British Library / Taman Ismail Marzuki / Gedung Kota Bawah / Gedung Kesenian Jakarta / Zoom Resto & Lounge / Bale Air (Panggung Musik) / Gading Food city / Kelapa gading Mal / Gading Batavia / Galeri Nasional / Gedung dua8 / Zeita Gallery & Studio / Jakarta Hilton International / Santika Hotel / Mal Ciputra Jakarta / Sigitiga Atrium / Supermal Karawaci / Rumah Sakit Pusat Angkatan Darat / World Trade Center / Departemen Pendidikan Nasional / Asean Sekretariat / Plaza Senayan / Senayan Square / Taman Sari / Yayasan Pembinaan Anak-Anak Cacat / Institut Musik Daya / Farabi, Lembaga Pendidikan Musik Farabi / ak.’sa.ra bookstore / Balai Latihan Kesenian Jakarta Barat / Balai Latihan Kesenian Jakarta Selatan / Balai Latihan Kesenian Jakarta Timur / Balai Latihan Kesenian Jakarta Utara / Balai Latihan Kesenian Jakarta Pusat / Universitas Islam Negeri / Universitas Trisakti  
and many others

JakArt @ 2003
a not-for-profit festival to celebrate
 the birthday of Jakarta

future artists - JakArt@ 2025 click photo for more images
Adam Baldich click photo for more information
Performance of pianist Ary Sutedja, Secretary General of JakArt @ 2003, and Miwako Fukushi during Nyepi, the Hindu Day of Silence, for the President of Indonesia, Ms. Megawati Sukarnoputri, April 13, 2003 Film projection (1930 documentary about Bali) in combination with Balinese Gamelan and a performance with 2 grand piano's