Project Tobong is grateful for the support of it’s key partners and funders. It began with the International Artist’s Development Fund, and followed with two successive grants for the Arts from Arts Council England, and further support from British Council Indonesia. We thank Open Eye Gallery, Horniman, iCAN, and Gasworks for their inspirational commitment in hosting the residencies and exhibitions.

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Arts Council of England / Grants for the Arts

Grants for the arts is our Lottery-funded grant programme for individuals, arts organisations and other people who use the arts in their work. Grants are available for activities carried out over a set period and which engage people in England in arts activities and help artists and arts organisations in England carry out their work.

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The British Council / Indonesia

We connect people with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK. Whether you want to find out about our work in the arts, study in the UK, take an exam, learn or teach English: this is the place to start.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens

An inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill. We’ve been open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, our collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history collection.

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Open Eye Gallery

Founded in 1977 Open Eye Gallery is an independent not-for-profit photography gallery based in Liverpool.
We are one of the UK’s leading photography spaces, and the only gallery dedicated to photography and related media in the North West of England.

Open Eye Gallery has consistently championed photography as an art form that is relevant to everyone. We promote the practice, enjoyment and understanding of photography by creating challenging and entertaining opportunities to experience and appreciate distinctive, innovative photographs.



Established in 1994, Gasworks is a contemporary visual art organisation located in a renovated three-storey Victorian building in South London, housing a gallery and twelve artists’ studios and offering a programme of exhibitions and events, artists’ residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. Housing under one roof the various aspects of contemporary art practice – conception, production, dissemination and debate – Gasworks aims to support the professional development of UK and international artists either at early stages of their career or when needing time to experiment with innovative ideas, methods and media.



Indonesia Contemporary Art Network (iCAN) based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia promotes multidisciplinary dialogues between the visual arts and other divisions of the arts and sciences through art projects, research, and education. We also work with institutions, art spaces, and people who share our vision (e.g., artists, writers, researchers) to organize and realise their projects.