Help us build the archipelago together

We are a brand new group starting-up, and we need your support.

We want to involve you as a collaborator, peer and fellow member in our transnational archipelago.

Become a part of our archipelago in these ways.

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Become a member of the archipelago

Become a member of the archipelago and enable us to mentor more writers and artists, expand our creative work and increase payments to every writer and artist who we publish.

Our online magazine is just one facet of our work. the archipelago trains and mentors writers and artists, equips them with new skills and professional connections, and guides them towards publication in other magazines and newspapers around the world. We are committed to walking with our writers and artists to establish their creative careers.

Become a member for as little as $1.25/week.

Join our skills network

We are looking for skilled partners to build our network to support the archipelago and to mentor refugee communities who we collaborate with.

We would love to find productive intersections between your skills and meaningful projects.

We have 3 different networks:


We are seeking experienced writers, photographers, visual artists, journalists, editors, publishers, designers and translators to mentor emerging writers and artists, and to help shape our creative work.

Please fill out this short expression of interest in joining our creative network HERE.


We are looking for skilled professionals in areas of fundraising, marketing, media law, accounting, web development, graphic design and entrepreneurship to help us set up the archipelago and strategise a sustainable future.

We are also looking for experienced community org leaders, advocates, entrepreneurs and public speakers to mentor leaders running their own grassroots orgs in the refugee community in Indonesia.

Please fill out this short expression of interest in joining our growth network HERE.


We are looking for teachers, professors and educators to develop collaborations with universities and schools to implement the archipelago‘s creative work in classrooms, curricula and research.

Please fill out this short expression of interest in our education network HERE.

Donate equipment

Many of our writers write by texting on mobile phones, photographers get by with phones or old cameras, and artists paint with limited supplies from their bedrooms.

We are currently looking for equipment, both new and second hand, for writers, photographers and artists who are refugees in Indonesia.

Our team needs:

  • Laptops
  • Cameras and lenses
  • Mics / audio equipment
  • Mobile phones
  • Donations to buy art supplies and materials directly

If you would like to give equipment, please fill out this short form HERE.

Sponsor our work

We are a new, unfunded non-profit organisation and are looking for organisations and individuals who share our vision and who will support us to grow our work. You can read more about us here.

We’d love to begin a conversation with you. Please write to us at [email protected]

Thank you for supporting us

We can’t do this without you, and we are incredibly grateful for your support.

In a time of cultural and media organisations continually closing, thank you for joining with us to create this new space for creatives, regardless of citizenship, identity or location.