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The 3rd International Conference on Performing Arts(3rd ICPA)

“Reinforcing the Performing Arts towards the ASEAN Economic Community: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies.”


Asean Economic Community (AEC) has been enacted since 2015, and Indonesia has been ready to actively participate in it. Asean Economic Community is a free market in the region of Southeast Asia in the areas of capital, goods and services, and labor. These conditions will certainly increase the expansion of the market on the one hand, and the tightness of the competition on the other side, so that the necessary policies include competition policy, consumer protection, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), taxation, and E-Commerce.

The implementation of AEC does not only influence the development of the economy but also affects other sectors, namely; education, arts and culture, politics, etc. This may raise both opportunities and threats to Indonesia as the largest country in ASEAN. The opportunity that arises by implementing AEC is that each ASEAN country, (in this case Indonesia) can expand the target market (transfer activity) to areas of ASEAN countries. However, behind the existing opportunities, we must also be alert to the various threats accompanying them as well. One of the potential threats that arise with the implementation of AEC is the emergence of high competition associated with the professional workforce. AEC allows opportunities for foreign workers to enter Indonesia and displace the local labor unless the quality is better than foreign workers.

The history has proven that a strong state in the economics tends to have hegemony towards other countries in various fields such as education, arts and culture, and politics. Concerning to the field of education as well as arts and culture, the existing question then is how do the art colleges see the influence of AEC on the development of performing arts education in terms of challenges and opportunities. Furthermore, another interesting question may appear on what strategies can be taken in order to strengthen the position of performing arts and its education which would be nationally more steady and able to compete in the global expansion where there is no longer insulated by the ownership boundaries.

Referring to the above supporting information, the 3rd International Conference on Performing Arts of Faculty of Performing Arts, Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta will cordially invite academicians, practitioners, art and culture professionals in general to review the issues of AEC with the main theme as “Reinforcing the Performing Arts towards the ASEAN Economic Community: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies.”

The list of sub topics for the conference will include the followings and it will serve as the guidance only, and other topics pertinent to the theme are welcome :

Sub Theme

  1. Government Policy and Cultural Diplomacy Concerning to ASEAN Community through Performing Arts
  2. Community Awareness and Readiness: Strengthening the Traditional Performing Arts and the Role of Performing Arts Education
  3. The Role of Media to Reinforce the Performing Arts

All selected papers will be presented in the conference.

Keynote Speaker

ASEAN Secretary (tbc)

Invited Speaker

  1. Prof. Dr. Steven P.C Fernandez, DFA. – MSU – Iligan Institute of Technology, Philipine
  2. Prof. Dr. Triyono Bramantyo, Ph.D. – Indonesia Arts Institute of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  3. Prof. Dr. Tri Widodo, Gran. Dip, Ec, Dev., M.Ec. Dev. – Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  4. Joseph Gonzales, ASWARA Malaysia
  5. Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

Presenters and Participants

  1. Researchers, Lectures, and Government Officer from University are welcome
  2. Graduate Students of any Academic Institution or University
  3. Experts, practitioners, and participants from all areas of performing arts (such as Archeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Art Management, Dance, Ethnic Studies, Film, Folklore, Music)