YAYASAN BALI PURNATI
THE BALI PURNATI CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Bali Purnati Center For The Arts, known in Indonesian as the Yayasan Bali Purnati was founded in 1999 as an international non-profit cultural foundation dedicated to the preservation, promotion, presentation and creation of new directions in the performing, visual and design arts. It is also a center devoted to the documentation – in words, pictures and film – of traditional and new artworks.
This scenic and serene cultural foundation is strategically located on the Indonesian island of Bali in the Batuan area of South Bali’s Gianyar regency. Batuan is a locale which has for long been renowned for its classical and contemporary music, dance, painting, woodcarving, stone sculpture and other cultural forms. The place-name Purnati, the exact site of this center, refers in the Balinese language to a “whole” or “pure heart”.
Within Purnati’s hectare of environmentally-conscious grounds and permanent structures are, among many other amenities, a performing arts amphitheatre with dressing and makeup rooms, an exhibition pavilion, a service-communications center, traditional Balinese religious structures, and comfortable housing and social facilities for sponsored artists-in-residence. Purnati’s facilities are also occasionally made available to visiting people and their families who actively support the arts.
Also part of the cultural and physical environment at The Yayasan Bali Purnati are a large conference room facility, a multi-purpose building for exhibitions, workshops and meetings, beautifully-landscaped tropical gardens which include a spacious “white garden”, primitive and contemporary sculptural and graphic art pieces, a permanent black-and-white photo gallery, private workshop and studio facilities, an infinity-edged swimming pool that hovers over a sacred river, and a number of aesthetically-pleasing vantage points and shelters conducive for work, study and innovative multi-media collaborations. The center is, in short, an international, multi-disciplinary center that was specially designed for the creation and development of new work in the arts.
Board of Directors:
Justin B. Smith
Restu Imansari Kusumaningrum