Agriculture Art Festival have been held again at Tukad Bangkung Bridge, Plaga Village, Petang District, Badung, Bali for 4 days from 29 July to 1 August 2016.
The theme which have discuss in the fifth Agriculture Art Festival is “Bhupalaka Raksa Raksitah” or meaning Leading and Protecting. “The theme is a expression and appreciation from Badung people to their leader, along with filled with hope to their leader,” said the Head of Agriculture, Plantation and Forestry Agency from Badung Regency who also the head of event committee, IGAK Sudaratmaja at Badung Saturday 29 July 2016.
Sudaratmaja have said that every activity is started with opening event which show agriculture art parade which the participants will combine the art and culture with crops as the supports. Beside the parade will held today, there would be crops exhibition which will be participated by all district in Badung Regency, related Agency and government supported farmer groups.
“The target from this event have to rise the North Badung image, excavate agriculture culture spirit as the tourism spirit, trigger transaction in agriculture commodity business, initiated the growth of agriculture tourism and make it become education and entertainment media,” said Sudaratmaja.
Agriculture Art Festival have located about 46 kilometers go to north from the central of Denpasar City. The location have rated as investation which focus on competition either commodity, nature and human resources.
Beside that, in festival opening there also spare with the sign of deal between Badung Regent with other three Regent which Bangli Regent, Tabanan Regent and Buleleng Regent.
Buleleng Regency’s Culture and Tourism agency, currently have preparing the fourth Buleleng Festival which located at Singa Ambara Raja Monment, Singaraja City 2 August to 6 August 2016.
“We have completing to prepare involve all stakeholders including studios in Buleleng,” said the Head of Culture and Tourism Agency, I Nyoman Sutrisna at Singaraja City, Bali Tuesday 26 Juli 2016. He have said that Buleleng Festival 2016 will take topic about ‘Mastepiece of Buleleng’ which focus on Buleleng art which have gained many Achievement in national level to international level.
“Bullfest will crowded with mass Buleleng traditional dance and various art performance like Arja Dance Performance, Wayang Wong and others,” said Sutrisna. Buleleng Festival have commitment to show a tons of origin arts in North Bali which have acknowledge its extensions beside few modern art performance like band staging and theater art which have favored by people right now.
There also have said that his said will involve all art studios in this area. All the studio management have been involved since the beginning of this event, starting planning into the staging. Sutrisna have added that the festival have hoped to promote Buleleng as the main tour destination in Bali.
Talking about the budget, his side have claimed that receive fund injection from Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism to support this event since beginning. Beside from central government, there are also have fund from sponsor.
“The fund from Regional Budget Revenue and Expenditure is only contribute about 800 million rupiah. The less have come from Ministry and Sponsor. Totally the fund have exceed one billion rupiah,” said Sutrina.