The Gladhi Nalar Program is an annual agenda for the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Study Program, which is attended by both Masters and Doctoral students. Gladhi Nalar is also useful as a space for sharing learning experiences and academic activities between campuses in the arts and culture fields. You can also take advantage of this activity, namely re-planning the development of researches in the field. In addition, this activity is a means of exchanging information, developing mindsets, reasoning power, and student creativity which are expected to be useful for students, faculties, and the university itself.
In 2019, the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Study Program, Postgraduate School, Gadjah Mada University carried out the Gladhi Nalar program to Bali on 9-11 July 2019. The UGM group led by the Head of the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Study Program, Dr. G.R. Lono L. Simatupang, M.A., and Secretary of the Study Program Dr. Rr. Paramitha Dyah Fitriasari, M.Hum. participated in 24 students consisting of 23 master students and 1 doctoral student July 9-11 2019.
Upon arrival in Bali, the UGM group had the opportunity to attended a public lecture at Geoks Singapadu with Prof. I Wayan Dibia, Ph.D. "Balinese Art: Past and Present". On July 10, 2019, the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Study Program held a Gladhi Nalar in collaboration with the ISI Denpasar Postgraduate Program, ISBI Bandung, and ISI Yogyakarta held at the ISI Denpasar Postgraduate Program. This activity is carried out in the form of seminars by presenting presenters from arts colleges. The seminar presented two presenters from UGM Graduate School students, two ISBI Bandung students, two ISI Yogyakarta students and two ISI Denpasar students. On the first panel, each student presents the papers of each presenter. The discussion is guided by a moderator. After the speaker explained the presentation, it involved one expert reader from each art college. The discussion ended with a question and answer session and was followed by a second panel. The group from the Performing Arts and Fine Arts Study Program brought along 24 students and two of them were presenters, namely Rifa Fitriana, a student of class 2018 with the topic "Convergence of Arts and Technology on Flow-Art Performances in Kalachakra Community” and also from 2018, Anbie Haldini Muhamad with the topic "Bambang SP's Creativity in terms of Performance in the 2018 International Gamelan Festival".
The Gladhi Nalar 2018 activity visited two campuses in Malaysia, namely Sultan Idris University and Sunway University on 24-26 April 2018. The UGM group led by the Head of the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Study Program, Dr. G.R. Lono L. Simatupang, M.A., took part in 32 students consisting of 28 master students and 4 doctoral students. Upon arrival in Malaysia, the group visited the Petronas Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. Petronas Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery.
The second day's student were a visit and Gladhi Nalar to the Sultan Idris University of Education Malaysia. This activity was carried out in the form of a discussion by presenting three speakers from UGM Postgraduate School students in the first session, namely Christyan A.S. 2015 postgraduate student, Lucia Retnaningdyah, doctoral student class 2017, and S2 student Kiswanto, class 2016. Meanwhile, the three speakers were from Faculty of Music and Performing Art students, Sultan Idris Education University Malaysia. The discussion is guided by a moderator. After the speaker presented the presentation, it involved one expert reader from each university.
After the discussion, the UGM group also had the opportunity to visit the National Education Museum which is located in the UPSI campus area. There is 1 audio visual exhibition room and there are 20 other exhibition halls that tell about education in Malaysia. The next visit was to the Faculty of Music and Performance Arts. The group was invited to tour to see the atmosphere of student lectures and was shown several dance studio rooms, a music studio, a mini concert room, a library, and a performance auditorium by Dr. Fazli Taib Saerani who is an alumnus of the S3 Study Program of the Study of Performing Arts and Visual Arts.
On the second day, Gladhi Nalar was held at Sunway University. On arrival at the campus, the UGM student group was welcomed by one of the Sunway University lecturers to be invited to tour the campus. During their tour of the campus, students are shown lecture rooms with a round table model, individual practice rooms, group practice rooms, dance studios, music studios, design studios and libraries. After the campus tour, then continued with the Gladhi Nalar seminar. The speakers were students of the Performing Arts and Visual Arts Study Program, namely Leonardus Surya M. S2 student class 2015 and Rachel Mediana Untung, S3 student class 2017.
Initially this activity was a reciprocal visit activity for the holding of the ISBI Bandung student visit to the UGM Postgraduate School in 2016. This activity is a forum for developing academic insights that are expected to be able to provide academic innovation as a great strength and to refresh and explore the potential owned by the students themselves. In addition, this activity can establish friendship between campuses, especially in postgraduate programs, through sharing knowledge from each university. The Gladhi Nalar activity in 2017 was held on 18-19 May 2017 by visiting ISBI Bandung and the Bandung Institute of Technology. Together with the Head of the Study Program Dr. G.R. Lono L. Simatupang, M.A. and Secretary of the Study Program Dr. Rr. Paramitha Dyah Fitriasari, M.Hum. UGM entourage totaling 29 master students and 5 doctoral students were welcomed on both campuses.
The first visit was held at the Bandung Institute of Technology's Faculty of fine Arts and the next visit was held at ISBI Bandung.