Jakarta, March 28th, 2012 –World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation through WIEF Young Leader Network (WYN),in partnership with Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF)and supported by the Alumni Seni Rupa of the Institut Teknologi Bandung will be jointly organizing the first regional creative art showcase in Indonesia and the fourth year globally of the annual MARKETPLACE OF CREATIVE ARTS in Bandung on 14 – 15 April 2012with the theme Design Nation: Carving Creative Spaces,to share knowledge on bringing out the entrepreneur out of the art practitioner in order to create sustainable Art and business opportunities in the art world. This remarkable festival is sponsored by Garuda Indonesia and Yayasan Sime Darby.
“World Islamic Economic Forum has been known to leave no boundaries in creating business including within the ART industry. Acknowledging this, WIEF Foundation is holding the 4th Marketplace of Creative Arts. We are very proud to announces that Indonesia, represented by Pak Tanri Abeng, has been appointed as the hosting country” said YBhg Tan Sri Ahmad FuziHj. Abdul Razak – Secretary General WIEF Foundation
“The Marketplace of Creative Arts is a home to a variety of art forms in music, dance, poetry, comedy, film, visual arts and other imaginable art forms. It is a platform for young creative artists around the world, to showcase their talent, network with other creative artists in different countries, and explore opportunities in the art industry” said Mr. Tanri Abeng, Advisor of the 4thMarketplace of Creative Arts.
The Marketplace of Creative Arts Series is not new to the art scene. It has held highly successful events in Kuala Lumpur (1st Marketplace, 18-19 May 2010), Singapore (19 February 2011) and Astana (7-8 June 2011) bringing together creative artists from more than 15 countries and has attracted more than 2200 participants from more than 67 countries worldwide in these past years.
Mr. Sandiaga Uno, Chairman of the 4thMarketplace of Creative Arts also added, “The Marketplace of Creative Arts stems from the idea that a huge number of young people almost everywhere around the world belong to the creative industry from music, film, painting eager to express their views about society, and art is the only effective means for them to express their hopes and aspirations for a better world. Due to restrictions in the arts, the creative industry is greatly stifled. As a result, young artists face a bleak career path and society suffers from a lack of identity and culture. The Marketplace of Creative Arts carving CREATIVE SPACES where artist can come together from music, visual arts, performing arts, literature, and film, to be exposed in communities & educate public of its visibility & potential, it’s a platform for creative ideas and opportunities to come together in the art world.”
“It is a good opportunity in achieving Bandung aspiration to become an international creative city and bringing Indonesia to the world’s eye in creative business as Bandung has a reputation for being one of five most creative cities in all around Asia and before was picked as the pilot project for becoming a creative city in Asia thus the creation “Bandung Creative City”. The 4th Marketplace of Creative Arts will be the most happening creative festival, held in the most creative city, promised to be the most exciting 2-days event ever held in Indonesia,” said Mr. Irvan Noe’man, Advisor to BCCF.
“The 4th Marketplace of Creative Arts in Bandung will bring together around 40 young and talented artists around Southeast Asia (plus Japan and India) in music, dance, film, poetry and visual arts. Expecting a crowd of around 5,000 people, this creative festival in Bandung will be one of the most exciting happenings in the Southeast Asian art scene for 2012, with 2-days of intense performances, dialogues and displays to look out for such as the organized street parade ‘Creative Convoy’, Looking for Business? Session, The Reel Room, ‘Street Soul’ Photography Competition and many more. We call all creative people to participate in this prestigious festival” closed Mr. Tanri Abeng.
For further information and enquiries on becoming a sponsor or media partner for the 4th Marketplace of Creative Arts, kindly contact Ms. Maizura Ismail (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Mr. Said Hamadi (email@example.com) or call us at +603 2145 5500.
For further information on the Marketplace Series, please log on to http://wief.org/.
You can also like the Facebook events page http://www.facebook.com/events/279644908761415/ to become a fan, get more updates and join in the countdown for the Marketplace of Creative Arts. You can also view and vote on the works or performances of your favourite Marketplace artists by visiting www.artpage.wief.org. See you in Bandung!
About the WIEF Young Leaders Network (WYN)
WIEF Young Leaders Network is a global youth network among the 3 main initiatives of the WIEF Foundation established to bring together young leaders and change makers to connect creative ideas and explore collaboration in business and social projects.
About the Marketplace of Creative Arts Series
Under the WIEF Young Leaders Network (WYN), the Marketplace series was created as a platform for young artistes to showcase their talents, explore business potential in the arts, and build networks in the creative industry. Emulating the liveliness of the centuries old bazaar concept, Marketplace is home to creative talents from across the globe and various fields such as music, visual arts, poetry, comedy, literature, filmmaking, and other imaginable art forms.
The Marketplace of Creative Arts Series is not new to the art scene. It has held highly successful events in Kuala Lumpur (1st Marketplace, 18-19 May 2010), Singapore (19 February 2011) and Astana (7-8 June 2011) bringing together creative artistes from more than 15 countries worldwide. For 2012, the 4th Marketplace of Creative Arts will take place in CiWalk (Cihampelas), Bandung, Indonesia on 14-15 April 2012.
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