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Mella Jaarsma and the Leuwimunding punk community. Male Energy. 2013. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

Indonesian, English

Jatiwangi Factory is located in the heart of Jatisura Village, in the middle of the residential area and adjacent to a local tile factory. Therefore, access to main roads, public transportation, convenience stores and the local market is available close by, and within walking distance.

How to reach:
By train: From Jakarta (3 hours) or Yogyakarta (5 hours) catch the train to Cirebon Station and a JaF member will pick you up.
By bus: From Bandung, a bus leaves from Cicaheum Station towards Cirebon. Ask the driver to stop at ex Pabrik Gula (ex sugar factory) and take a rickshaw to Jatisura Village (approximately 3-4 hours).
By plane: The closest international airport is Soekarno Hatta Airport, Jakarta, and Husein Sastranegara Airport, Bandung.

Expected local outcome:
Presentations, performances or exhibitions in public

1 to 3 months

Paid by artist:
Artists are encouraged to apply for sponsorship from their own country. JaF can help provide recommendation letter for visa and application if you send through your proposal first. Local expenses paid by artist are either 1,000,000 IDR per week (approximately 100 USD depending on currencies) or 3,500,000 IDR per month (approximately 380 USD). This expenses covers accommodation, meals and operational assistance (not studio nor production assistance).

Paid by host:
JaF provides accommodation and studio space for visual and performing artists from around the world. Technical support and advice is available from the local artists of the JaF community.

JaF provides support for artists to work with local and regional groups, organizations or institutions on specific projects.

Application Guidelines and Criteria:
Applications containing a biography, CV, a selection of 5 images/samples of recent work and an artist statement must be sent via email to jatiwangiartfactory(at)gmail(dot)com
Deadline: Ongoing – application should be submitted at the end of January for residencies commencing from July that year and the end of June for residencies commencing in January the following year.

Technical information:

  • 1 gas kiln: 150x150x150 cm in size, with temperature reaching 1200 °C
  • 1 traditional kiln (wood kiln): 400x400x600 cm in size, with temperature reaching 800 °C
  • 2 hand wheels
  • 1 slab roller
  • 1 extruder
  • Casting equipment


  • Stoneware clay: 1200 °C, grey
  • Earthenware clay: 900-1150 °C, terracotta
  • Glazes and other materials might be provided by request
  • It is advised to bring/to use your personal shaping tools.

Internet Connection, gallery, library, office, kitchen, computer, musical instruments, local radio station, local TV station are also available.

Studio information:
Ceramic studio; broadcast studio

Accommodation information:
A private room with a shared bathroom

Previous residency programs:


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