Press Release/Wikimedia Indonesia Receives Grant From Ford Foundation To Support Creative Commons Open License and Production Funds Focused on Female and Minority Groups Cutural Expression

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Jakarta, 27 December 2017



Wikimedia Indonesia Receives Grant From Ford Foundation To Support Creative Commons Open License and Production Funds Focused on Female and Minority Groups Cultural Expression



Ford Foundation granted USD 720,116 for production funds focused on female and minority group cultural expression and Creative Commons open license support to Wikimedia Indonesia for the working year of 2017-2019. The grant is supported by Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy (BEKRAF) and approved by Ministry of State Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia. The Deputy of Facilitation of Intellectual Property Rights and Regulations, Indonesian Creative Economy Agency, Ari Juliano Gema, stated that the funding support one of BEKRAF priority works : the capacity building of creative industry practitioners, which eventually will empowered Indonesian people to produced creation of social and cultural art. The funding will be used by Wikimedia Indonesia to launch an open call grant for women, Cipta Media Ekspresi in 2018 and Training of Trainers for Creative Commons in 2019.

The Head of Jury of Cipta Media Ekspresi, Lisabona Rahman, stated that the open call grant is needed considering the small numbers of women in art and culture scene in Indonesia. The grant is also expected to create wider access in strengthening the autonomy of women creators to support their creative process and increase their exploring ability to initiate creative partnership across cultural community, across discipline of art, and across generations.

Meanwhile the Creative Commons open license will concentrate to regenerate trainers for Indonesia, promotion of the license, and to measure Indonesian awareness of copyright in general and Creative Commons license specifically aimed at Indonesian internet users. The future Creative Commons License Trainer selected in 2018 will be attending international conference for Creative Commons in Canada in 2019.

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