IPAM shows a refreshing change of direction reflecting a realignment of Indonesia’s performing arts export strategy by promoting its best contemporary work onto the stages of the world’s leading festivals and arts venues. The program includes curated showcases and performances of Indonesian music, dance and theatre presented by over 400 artists from all over the archipelago. Held at Jakarta’s leading centre for contemporary performing arts, Komunitas Salihara and Taman Ismail Marzuki, IPAM was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, H.E. Mari ElkaPangestu. Buyers came from 12 countries, among others, Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Power House, American Dance Festival North Carolina, Canadian Stage Toronto, Tanzcompagnie Oldenburg Germany, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation, Fundacja Scena Współczesn Polandia, Welsh Millennium Centre UK and Esplanade Singapore.