SICARTFEST #1 2020 is an acronym for the Semarang International Cartoon Festival, which was held for the first time in 2020 by the Visual Arts Department, Faculty of Languages and Art, Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES). The Visual Arts Department is one of the organizers of art colleges in Central Java, which supports UNNES as a university of conservation (especially culture) and has an international reputation. Through this spirit, the Visual Arts Department, Faculty of Languages and Art, UNNES organized the international cartoon exhibition event.

The theme of this exhibition is Educational Cartoons for COVID-19. All artists from all over the world are expected to contribute in educating the society about the importance of maintaining health by adhering to the existing health protocol regulations during COVID-19.

This theme was determined by the concern of the Visual Arts Department, Faculty of Languages and Art, UNNES about the spread of COVID-19. This condition has an impact on all lines of profession, economy, social, and even education. The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus has made some parties consider that education is no longer important because many people think that survival is most important. This assumption is not completely wrong, but not completely true either. Inevitably education will provide understanding to students to be more aware of implementing health protocols. Through education, students will also mentally and physically be trained to be more immune to COVID-19, so online education must still be done. For this spirit, the Visual Arts Department, Faculty of Languages and Art, UNNES held the SICARTFEST #1 2020 event to educate and entertain the society through cartoon exhibitions.

SICARTFEST #1 2020 Exhibition

November 16 - 22, 2020

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Indonesian Cartoon Competition

October 12 - November 5, 2020

Is a series of activities from SICARTFEST #1 2020 to enliven and gain achievements in the field of visual art, especially cartoon. This event will be held before the SICARTFEST #1 2020 exhibition. It carries the same theme as SICARTFEST #1 2020, Educational Cartoons for COVID-19. Only Indonesian students can participate in this competition. This competition is expected to contribute new ideas, media, techniques, and discourse to educate society to be aware of preventing and fighting COVID-19.

All of the participant's artworks in this competition will be evaluated objectively by 2 judges who are also professional cartoon practitioners, Jitet Koestana, and Abdullah Ibnu Thalhah. The terms and conditions for participating in this event can be downloaded in the following attachment.

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Cartoon Creative Workshop

November 9, 2020

This event is also part of SICARTFEST #1 2020, the purpose is to educate the society that cartoon is one of the most effective media to educate people in subtle ways, in particular, education against COVID-19. The event will be supported by speaker Jitet Koestana, a cartoonist with the most cartoon contest awards in the world. In addition to learning about how to make cartoons, participants will also get knowledge about the process of finding ideas and the process of visualizing ideas with the theme of preventing COVID-19.

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Indonesian Cartoon Talk (Bincang Kartunis Indonesia-CAKARIN)

November 22, 2020

It is incomplete to create an international exhibition agenda without a discussion forum to discuss the eclectic development of cartoons in Indonesia. This event will be combined with interesting discussions and casually touch on actual issues of Indonesian cartoons. This activity will be held virtually through Zoom Meeting, Live YouTube, and Instagram. This event will also be enlivened by testimonies from international and national artists who have received the SICARTFEST #1 2020 award. Cartoon activists, practitioners arts, students, and the society who love cartoon will have a wonderful experience through Indonesian Cartoon Talk (Bincang Kartunis Indonesia-CAKARIN).

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