In 2018, ruangrupa together with Serrum and Grafis Huru Hara initiated GUDSKUL: Contemporary Art Collective and Ecosystem Studies (or, for short, Gudskul, pronounced like “good school” in English), a public learning space. Gudskul is designed as a collective working simulation study space that promotes the importance of critical and experimental dialogue through a sharing process and experience-based learning.
ruangrupa began as a contemporary art ecosystem that was developed from a non-profit work model. Most of the operational support of each collective comes from donor agencies, sponsors and independent funding from the business units, in addition to voluntary donations from collective members. When deciding to work together as an Ecosystem, ruangrupa with Serrum and Grafis Huru Hara ventured to create a common pool system in which all resources were collected and divided proportionally, according to each collective’s needs.
Gudskul developed a paid program as a form of support for a knowledge distribution model. This model is one of the strategies implemented to create an independent sustainability system. This paid system allows each participant involved in Gudskul to support one another and is available in several financing options, with a donation and self-help system.
To read details information about Gudskul, visit this portal, gudskul.art.