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The Alternative Art and Cultural Center

By Miranti Devina

20 August 2015

Salihara Community The Alternative Art and Cultural Center

Salihara Community is an Indonesian art community founded on August 8th 2008 by some litterateurs, artists, journalists, and art enthusiasts. As the first independent multidiscipline art center, Salihara Community is an alternative cultural center that does not related with central government, local government, nor foreign embassies.

Located on 3.800 meters square of land at Jalan Salihara 16 Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta, Salihara Community complex consists of four main buildings, such as Salihara Theater, Salihara Gallery, Anjung Salihara, and office area. Salihara Theater is the one and only blackbox theater in Indonesia. While on Anjung Salihara, there are some art studios: Dance Studio, Music Studio, Wisma Seni (wisma: Indonesian language for home), Multifunction Room, and Anjung Theater.  

You can visit Salihara Community to enjoy high quality art programs and thoughts in classic or modern way. There are lots of performance held by Salihara Community, such as Salihara International Performing Arts Festival (SIPFEST), Bienal Sastra, Helateater, Jazz Buzz, Helatari, and World Music Forum. Salihara Community also facilitates education class, speech, discussion, book forum, and fine arts program. Salihara Community often be the gathering place for people who share same interest, such as litterateurs, film maker, choreographer, philosophy enthusiasts, translator, book lovers, and many more.

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Jl. Salihara 16, Pasar Minggu Jakarta Selatan 12520