Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is a project of the Mudra Swari Saraswati Foundation. Founded in 2004, the Foundation is an independent, non-profit, non-government organisation. The members of the Foundation are committed to enriching the lives and livelihoods of Indonesians through the development of a range of community-building arts and cultural programs.

The primary goal of the Foundation is to give full expression to the creative needs of individuals and the community in order to better equip them to interact in our rapidly changing global society. Through its revenue from ticket sales to events and workshops, the Festival provides the Foundation with vital support to pursue its creative, educational and youth-focused missions.

The Festival helps to promote Ubud as an arts and cultural centre, showcases Indonesian writers on an international stage and helps young Indonesians to reach their potential through educational programs and literature. Proceeds from ticket sales are also used to cover free public events, free workshops for local children and high school students and their teachers and to subsidise attendances of local residents who could not otherwise afford to attend.

Yayasan Mudra Swari Saraswati is also the founding body of Ubud Food Festival and Bali Emerging Voices Festival.

Foundation Members:

  • Dr. Ketut Suardana, MPhil – Foundation Co-Director
  • Janet DeNeefe – Foundation Co-Director
  • Ni Wayan Widiatmini – Treasurer
  • Ni Made Sri Purnami – Secretary
  • I Wayan Juniartha
  • Ni Wayan Ariani

For more information on the Foundation, please contact info@ubudwritersfestival.com

If you would like to support the Foundation, please visit our Become a Partner page.