Artist Residency Program in FSRD-ITB [Download PDF]
Artist in Residence:
The Ceramic Studio is a workspace that belongs to the Faculty of Art and Design – Bandung Institute of Technology (FSRD-ITB), which is located in the heart of Bandung, the capital city of West Java. As one of the oldest educational art institutions in Indonesia, it was inaugurated in 1984 after a long history of institutional development, which began on August 1, 1947 as part of University of Indonesia in Bandung. As one of Indonesia’s leading art centers, FSRD-ITB has continuously forged high quality artists, whose careers have been professionally proven in the art world, both nationally and internationally.
The Ceramic Studio focuses on teaching techniques and skills particularly through the use of ceramics as a medium. The program aims to produce graduates who are able to examine art and to apply their knowledge to enhance their personality and expand their aesthetic horizons. Moreover, it aims to equip the students with talent and skills to explore and express themselves, so that they can actualize any aesthetic ideas, and reach maturity to produce high quality art works.
Bandung is located in a plateau area surrounded by green mountains. The temperature during the day is usually warm (25-33 °C), and might be chilly at night (18-23 °C). Artist is advised to bring warm clothes. It is very easy to find meals and daily needs, because the campus is in the central area. Everyday languages are Indonesian and Sundanese (local language). Communication around the campus for international guests is not a barrier, since the teachers and students speak English fluently. They can assist artists to communicate and interact with local residents, and there will be a liaison officer (LO) to accompany the artist.
The campus environment is reasonably safe; students’ activities often last until late at night. Artists can use public transportation to travel around in Bandung. However, artists may rent a motorcycle or a car and request to be accompanied by a guide or LO, to travel to farther destinations.