Weekend Residency

Rumah Tangga is a multipurpose space – Home. Gallery. Museum. Library. Workspace. Land.

If you are interested in working here, talk to us. We are still developing our program, but this page will give you an idea of our process for accepting artists.

We are currently working with selected artists in a weekend residency format where the artist visits Rumah Tangga 1-3 days per week for around 3 months. The residency period culminates in a show that best suits the intention of the artist.

At Rumah Tangga, we are open to all kinds of creative practitioners – visual, performance, gardeners, cooks, writers, teachers, historians, linguists, musicians, architects, researchers, curators, office workers. Basically, anyone who is interested in making site specific works that respond to the land and home in a unique fashion.

Though we cannot offer a work stipend, we are very proud to be able to offer the land and home, its space and nature, as well as the tools and materials here. We offer a creative space and program that is very unique in Jakarta, and we have already begun to see our artists developing works that refresh and surprise. We are looking for artists that want to bring life and stories to this land that has long been considered a “Nowhere”. We are building a living history and mythology here and are looking for your story.

We hope to challenge our artists to find an essentialist approach to their practice, minimizing unnecessary “stuff”, and maximizing their ideas, contributing to a healthy and functioning ecosystem of material and concept. We do understand that everyone’s work is different. If the success of your work depends on specific materials we are happy to help you acquire them as necessary.

We are here to help you develop your ideas from concept to logistics as depends upon your needs. We love talking with our artists and watching their individual processes unfold. We will give you as much support as we can so that you can have a rewarding and successful process and event. Outside of that support, we love seeing self-motivated artists who are fully invested in their ideas and who consider the hard work its own reward. Rumah Tangga and the artist will work together to promote the artist’s event through social media and any other relevant means.

Proposals are usually created after already having spent some time here, getting a feeling for the land, home, and neighborhood, and developing your idea. Initial proposals simply lay the foundation and can be developed throughout the 3 month work period.

Have an idea that is not covered here? Rumah Tangga is a flexible space. What’s on your mind?

To arrange a visit to the house / land, contact us: rumahtangga.org@gmail.com