The UGM Faculty of Philosophy community service team conducted an IT-based art coaching and literacy program in Nagari Koto Gadang, Agam Regency, West Sumatra.
This community service activity aims to revive art and literacy studios in Minang villages.
The head of the service team, Professor Armaidy Armawi, stated that art studios serve as a platform for the Minangkabau community to express their creativity in various local cultural arts and literacy fields.
“By reviving art and literacy studios in villages, it is hoped that it can produce young generations who preserve Minangkabau’s traditional culture and arts, as well as enrich their creativity and imagination,” said Professor Armawi on Wednesday (November 8).
He further stated that these studios would be supported by human resources and young generations capable of utilizing technology appropriately to support art preservation, opening opportunities to create more innovative and creative art and literacy works.
For example, technology is used to create documentary films or video tutorials about Minangkabau’s traditional arts.
This series of activities will be carried out continuously until 2025, starting with problem mapping and needs assessment in the first year, forming art groups, developing training modules and materials, and strengthening technology-based digital art groups.
This activity is expected to contribute to preserving and developing culture in Indonesia.
Source: UGM Faculty of Philosophy