I came across this article about an organization that helps facilitate the promotion of Indonesian culture. According to the article, there are about 3,000 arts and cultural groups in Indonesia. I think that is not a small number. However, most people probably do not know about them, especially the small ones. The reason is because they do not have that many opportunities to showcase their talents.

The Kelola Foundation for Arts and Culture helps these arts and cultural groups to access different opportunities such as internships, workshops and arts grants.

I think it is a great idea to have an active organization that can work as a bridge for different arts and cultural groups. In a country like Indonesia, where many people have the dream but do not have the greens, an organization like The Kelola Foundation for Arts and Culture is very much needed.

In the United States, for example, different arts groups are helped by Indonesian Embassy because the embassy can give them opportunities to perform at different events. I wonder if Indonesian Cultural Club has been helped by an umbrella organization at all.

I also think that maybe The Kelola Foundation for Arts and Culture can bring more groups to the United States so that the groups here in the U.S. can learn from the guests groups. It will be a good program for both groups from Indonesia and groups that based in the U.S. to develop each others’ talents. For example, the groups from Indonesia can teach more variations and techniques, while the groups based in the U.S. can provide a place and audience for the guest groups.

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