About The International Partners
Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja (PSBK)
Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja (PSBK) is an Arts Centre in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, that aims to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Indonesian society by shaping arts practice as an important learning resource for both artists and communities. PSBK extends Bagong Kussudiardja’s commitment for artistic innovation, creative learning, and access to the arts. PSBK presents works of emerging artists, facilitates artistic investigation and professional development, and devises programs that increase community engagement and networking with the arts.
This project is of particular interest for us as it takes both the Artistic and Creative Learning strands in community engagement and collaboration to the next level – that can amplify impact, enhance skills and understanding, and push creative strategies to new directions. With the support from the British Council’s Connections Through Culture Programme, we are especially pleased that this collaboration enables PSBK to facilitate quality exchange of UK-ID Artists to prepare the implementation of The School of Hope lessons with communities; invite 20-24 young hearing and hearing impaired Indonesians from diverse backgrounds to participate in the workshop; and offer the translated The School of Hope digital toolkit as an online resource accessible to other Indonesian communities.