Citra Research Centre – Indonesia
Citra Aryandari is founder and chairman of the board in Citra Jejak Bangsa Foundation and Citra Research Centre where she oversees the creation and issuance of grants, leads cross-foundation strategic programs and initiatives, and directs the implementation of conceptual thinking.
Since 2006, she has been a lecturer at the Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta and shortly after completing her doctoral education, she became a guest lecturer at the University of Amsterdam in 2014, specializing in ethnomusicology and other cross-disciplinary sciences. It was this journey that led her to the big goal of contributing to education, arts and culture through the Citra Research Centre.
Citra Research Centre (CRC) acknowledges that the present role of non-formal education is very important for the advancement of the skills and career developments of the young generation. Because, somehow and sometimes the processes to create and develop their talents are hampered by the absence of support systems.
That is why we were formed as a non-formal education institution to become a liaison while providing space for those who want to think, learn, and develop their career. Our principle to concentrate in the field of cultural and performativity studies does not stop at the realm of the only study, but also covers the variety of art fields as widely as our expertise.
Our vision is simple, we want to open up many opportunities for the science development with a touch of original characteristics, build an educational ecosystem, competitive in national and international industries, and introduce the potential of young people to the world.
Since 2015, we have been here as a reservoir of new ideas about art and culture that seemed stagnant. We encourage young generations to be what they aspire to be, support every idea that is created as a form of creativity, and give freedom to think, to express and to explore.