The Results of International Conference and Festival Cultural Identity of North Balinese
International Conference and Festival Cultural Identity of North Balinese were held successfully from July 30 to August 2, 2009. The conference formulated four recommendations that are aimed to preserve North Balinese culture. These four recommendations are,
- There is a need for political will from the government of Buleleng and Bali, the house of representative of Buleleng and Bali, government as well as private institutions, artists, culture connoisseurs and public in general to work hand in hand in preserving North Balinese culture.
- To promote the passing of bills that protect the preservation and development of North Balinese culture that take their root from government regulation on the preservation North Balinese culture’s legacies.
- A data base of all North Balinese culture’ aspects especially art troupes, artists, architects, art performance, oral art performance, language, custom, art potential of each village,Â and others cultural legacies that is tangible or intangible, needs to be built Â through the collaboration of Undiksha, Buleleng government, and Preservation of North Balinese Culture Foundation.
- An action plan that comprises publication of International Conference and Festival Cultural Identity of North Balinese’s proceedings, WOJ Nieuwenkamp’s sketches and Van der Tuuk picture collections needs to be formulated.
Other action plans are conducting workshops on certain topic and other activities in relation with North Balinese art and culture at least once a year; conducting International Conference and Festival Cultural Identity of North Balinese once every four year; developing pilot project of preservation and development of North Balinese culture, developing an art school or art department which has characteristic of North Balinese culture, creating more space to express the North Balinese culture, developing Information Center for North Balinese Culture,Â promoting coordination among Gedong Kirtya Museum, Buleleng Mueum, and Modern Art Museum that will be established, preserving and developing North Balinese culture through education institution with intra and extracurricular program, and raising fund from all resources for preservation and development of North Balinese culture.
These recommendations are seen as starting point to preserve and develop North Balinese culture so North Balinese will not lose their identity.