The second round of this artsy initiative will return this June
The Arisan Karya initiative by Museum MACAN made its debut last May and was an instant success, with 103 numbered coupons sold within the first hour of the public sales starting on www.shop.museummacan.org. The second round of this virtual drive will be back on June 25 and run until July 1, 2020.
Arisan Karya (which translates into “artwork raffle”) is an initiative to provide small but much needed funds to artists, regardless of stature of prominence. It is also a way to galvanize the artistic community during a time of need and great uncertainty and a gesture to recognize and remember the important role that art plays in our society. Furthermore, artists will participate in a program of online tips, tutorials and creative information, to be shared to the public.
The museum offers the raffle tickets at a flat rate of IDR 1 million (equivalent to USD65) and for each ticket sold, the buyer will receive an artwork. Which piece they will receive is revealed through the raffle. Artists (or their chosen charities) will later receive 70 percent of the collected funds.
The open call for artists to participate on the second round of the initiative will commence on June 11-17, 2020 on www.museummacan.org and selected artists will be announced on June 20, 2020. Submitted works includes paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, ceramic pieces, new media creations and others. The live raffle will be held via through Instagram at @museummacan and @shopatmacan_id on July 2, 2020.
“This is a fun initiative that has serious outcomes. Right now, artists are wondering when their next pay check will come. The art system, at the best of times, is hard to manoeuvre and understand – it is not all art fairs and parties – but real, often under-recognised work, from which society benefits and which we need to support,” said Aaron Seeto, Director of Museum MACAN. “The creativity of the art community can be seen throughout our society – in all the podcasts, videos and social media posts that we have viewed over the last month or so. COVID-19 has made a real impact on artists and our culture. We hope that Arisan Karya is a starting point that will drive action amongst others. We really hope that this initiative will not only motivate the local art community, but also be a source of joy for art enthusiasts who are working and studying from home. In a time like this, we have to postpone the physical experience of encountering art. But it is also in a time like this that should inspire action.”