International Arts Festival: Bali

Bali is expected to host the 5th Arts Festival to be organized by the Indonesian Arts Institutes` Cooperation Board which will for the first time invite a number of foreign universities, a rector has said.

“The arts festival has so far only involved seven institutes in the country, and since the upcoming organization of the event in Bali, the organizing committee will involve foreign participants,” Rector of the Indonesian Arts Institute (ISI) in Denpasar, Prof Dr I Wayan Rai said here Sunday.

He said the arts festival which is scheduled to take place from November 21 to 25, 2007, will also include an international seminar featuring experts in arts and cultures from Europe, Australia, the United States and Asian countries.

The event has so far been held in turn by the arts institutes in Indonesia, namely, five state arts institutes and two private ones in an effort to develop the arts institutes in the country, Rai said.

He pointed out that arts figures and rectors of the arts institutes in Indonesia and those from other countries are expected to collaborate on the arts performance at the upcoming event.

Rai expressed hope that the forthcoming collaboration on arts performance would improve those arts institutes` qualities in the future as the Antara News explained.