Cultural Initiatives

Indonesia is a country that is rich and variety in culture. The Indonesian islands are home to diverse of cultures and groups, each with their own languages and traditions. This diversity is a resource that should be thoroughly and thoughtfully explored, towards strengthening the unity of the Indonesian people. It is Djarum Foundation's goal to encourage collaborations and partnerships by supporting the continued preservation and evolution of Indonesia's artistic traditions.

Our Cultural Initiatives, which began in 1992, aim to support the creative energies of the Indonesian people and to build strong partnerships in an effort to raise the level of appreciation towards Indonesian culture.

Key fact

  • Since 1992, Cultural Initiatives have supported more than 1,000 cultural shows and performances.

It is hoped that our Cultural Initiatives will help create open spaces for expression, communication and appreciation. In this way, the uniting force of culture will lead to greater national unity. For loving our culture is the ultimate expression of our pride and love for our country.

For further information on Djarum Cultural Initiatives, please visit:

  • Galeri Indonesia Kaya, a cultural art center built by Djarum foundation to support and appreciate Indonesia's artistic traditions

  • 150-Seat state-of-the art amphitheater auditorium built to fulfill the need of the rich and diverse Indonesia cultural show

  • The augmented reality features of "Arungi Indonesia" allow you to "fly" around Indonesia by tapping tourism spots on the screen

  • Indonesia Exploride Friends share their knowledge of Indonesian culture

  • All the art workers supporting Beta Cinta Indonesia by Kinarya Guruh Soekarno Putra

  • Shadow puppets (wayang orang) in a contemporary form

  • John H. McGlynn, Mira Lesmana, Dewi Lestari, and Putu Wijaya speak at the Modern Library of Indonesia Book Series launching and talk show