Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Arts Language and Culture (ICALC 2019)

Local Art Communities as Cultural Sphere for Preventing Radicalism

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Albert Tallapessy
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Albert Tallapessy
Available Online 25 March 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200323.027How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Banyuwangi, Ponorogo, cultural creativity, cultural sphere, radicalism
Abstract
This article aims to describe the strategic contribution of the art community as a cultural space to foster the creativity of young people and dynamize the artistic process which can be an alternative to prevent the growth of radicalism in Indonesia. Radicalism is a quite worrying issue for the Indonesian people because it may damage the building of multicultural nationality as mandated by the constitution. The government has given significant funds to finance programs to prevent radicalism. Unfortunately, the central government has not yet placed a cultural approach as a strategic part of the program. This article is based on a two-year research conducted in Banyuwangi and Ponorogo. The data were collected through in depth interview and participant observation in a number of art communities on these two regions. I will describe the role and strategic contribution of the art community that accommodates young people in preventing the growth of radicalism through cultural creativity. Cultural creativity, which includes routine training, creation of works, and art performances, can be a creative force that accustoms young members of the art community to the imagination and productive activities for life. Of course, artistic creativity is in contrast to the teachings of agents of radicalism who want confrontational resistance to state institutions that are deemed incompatible with their understanding. Thus, the Indonesian government should pay more attention to the efforts of young people to foster arts communities in the area.
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Proceedings
4th International Conference on Arts Language and Culture (ICALC 2019)
Publication Date
25 March 2020
ISBN
978-94-6252-939-7
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200323.027How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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