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Indonesia College of the Arts in DenpasarSekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (STSI), Denpasar


STSI Denpasar: Preserving old and rare traditional dances.

Address: Kampus STSI Denpasar, Jalan Nusa Indah, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: (62-361)227 3316
Fax: (62-361)233 100
E-mail: N/A
Managing Head: Director

Reasons for selection

STSI Denpasar is nationally and internationally recognized as one of the prominent institutions in the field of traditional performing arts. Besides its task as an educational institution, STSI Denpasar also acts as research, preservation and conservation institution.

Year of foundation


Number of staff


Organisational category

National institution


Higher education, research, preservation, conservation, as well as innovation of traditional performing arts (and visual arts), especially Balinese style.

Covered countries

all over Indonesia, especially Bali

Fields of Activities

Planning and organizing festivals and performances
Training of performers

Description of Major Activities

The State College of Indonesian Arts at Denpasar, Bali (STSI)was founded in 1967. Located in the heart of Denpasar, the state capital of Bali, Indonesia, STSI Denpasar offers an extraordinarily rich cultural experience. It draws on advantage of both its environment and Bali's world reputation as centre for traditional and innovative performing arts, fine arts and handicrafts. STSI students and members have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a uniquely rich cultural and artistic environment.

STSI's park-like complex includes indoor and outdoor theatres and performance areas and pavilions, gardens, exhibition galleries, classrooms and studios for dance, music, puppetry, painting and crafts. The library contains over 4000 books in Indonesian, Balinese, English and Dutch and an extensive audio-video archive.

The major activities of education, research, preservation and conservation of Balinese performing arts could be observed through each department's activities. There are four departments in STSI Denpasar, i.e. Dance (research in dance and choreography), Music (research in music and composition), Theatre (research in theatre)and Fine Arts and Craft (painting and craft).

Periodicals of the Institution/Organisation

MUDRA (Journal of Indonesian Traditional Performing Arts)

Major Publications of the Institution/Organisation


Data provider

Dr. Sri Hastanto
Director for the Arts
Directorate for the Arts, Directorate General for Culture, Department of National Education
Address: Komplek Depdikbud Senayan,
Gedung E Lantai-9, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman,
Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia