Rimbun Dahan – Kuang
Rimbun Dahan is a privately-run centre for architecture, creative arts and nature conservation, within a 14-acre indigenous Southeast Asian garden setting outside Kuala Lumpur. Since 1994, the resident artist program has hosted more than 100 individuals who have benefited from the unique atmosphere of Rimbun Dahan to build their own artistic practice. This residency encourages links between artistic communities in Malaysia and the rest of Southeast Asia, and Australia, and provides artists with a calm environment for creative work. Rimbun Dahan supports both traditional and contemporary art forms from both performing and visual artists.
|Art form/s||Visual Art, Performing Art, Arts Management, Writing|
|Collaborative permitted?||Yes (Shared house)|
|Preferred host dates||N/A|
|Potential opportunities||All residents have the opportunity to run artist talks, workshops, or other small scale community events, at Rimbun Dahan or at other educational/arts institutions in Malaysia, with some administrative support provided. All artists enjoy invitations, networking and occasional group transport to local arts events. Occasional open studio days are organised to share practice. Limited production support is available for resident choreographers who wish to stage a final performance.|
|Location and transport||Rimbun Dahan is surrounded by a busy working-class urban fringe area, about 45 minutes drive to Kuala Lumpur city centre. This is a tropical environment, with occasional mosquitoes and bugs, but adaption is fairly easy. Local shops and restaurants within short walk; supermarket is a 15 minute drive. The host offers a weekly shop using their van, but otherwise car not provided; resident may choose to rent private vehicle. Public bus to city 1hr+, or take Grab transport to nearest train station 12 minute drive away, then train 20 minutes.|
|Facilities||Studio (inc. large dance studio). communal office (with wireless internet), and access to on-site air-conditioned gallery space, limited gym/sports equipment and swimming pool.|
|Accommodation provided?||Yes; site self-catering fan-cooled accomodation in different formats (bed-sitting room, studio apartment, semi-detached cottage or private house) on site. Includes private bathroom, kitchen and separate living/working area.|
|Fees||Accommodation, including studio and utilities, is provided by Rimbun Dahan for a fee of RM 4,000 per month.|
|Partners/ families permitted?||Yes, private houses are available, but this needs to be negotiated.|
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre - Kuala Lumpur
First founded in 1989 by Dato' Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham OAM, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) was established as Malaysia's first fully-integrated arts centre after the original theatre, Actors Studio @ Plaza Putra, was destroyed in flash floods in 2003. Since then KLPAC has not only been a home to the arts community and a foster home for foreign troupes, but has become the very lifeline that keeps the arts and cultural life in Malaysia breathing. In 2011, KLPAC opened 'penangpac', the first arts centre in the Northern Region and the second centre in Malaysia after KLPAC to advance the performing arts in Penang and the Northern Region. In line with its aim to nurture young talent, KLPAC runs a residency programme giving young talents a safe space to hone their skills and craft. The Centre boasts resident directors specialised in their individual artistic fields such as Mark Beau de Silva and Lex Lakshman Balakrishnan. Residents at KLPAC are charged with presenting a wide range of performances and activities. Residents are also encouraged to run courses at the Academy and become involved in the Community Outreach programme.
|Art form/s||Performing Art, Arts Management|
|Preferred host dates||N/A|
|Potential opportunities||Performances and workshops|
|Location and transport||Train and taxi nearby. 10 min taxi ride or 20 min walk from Star Line LRT station or Sentul KTM Komuter Station|
|Facilities||Shared studio/work space, internet, communication facilities, gallery space, performance space, outdoor spaces for site-specific works, on-site food/meals, transportation to/from airport|
|Accommodation provided?||No - but the host organisation can assist in sourcing|
|Partners/ families permitted?||yes to both - but accommodation is not provided|
George Town Festival - George Town
With an event management range that is both explorative and expressive, Joe Sidek Productions explores avenues of creativity through the usage of space, arts, and culture. The organisation’s three major projects have been organising and implementing George Town Festival (2010 - present), Butterworth Fringe Festival (2015 - present), Rainforest Fringe Festival (2017 - present), and other projects with government and non-government bodies.
The Festival event management and production range includes festival planning and management, artist liaison, event programming and logistics, site management /general production, stage management, VIP management, hospitality, backstage management, and volunteer management. Giving back to the community through the enhancement of the arts is a core motto of the proudly Penang-based company. The organisation has a reputation for bringing artistry back to life in the city, and they wish to continue to play this pivotal role in the years ahead. Joe Sidek Productions have in the last 7 years collaborated with several institutions and organisations in internship and residency programmes with participants from New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Australia.
|Art form/s||Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Writing, Arts Management|
|Preferred host dates||15 May 2017 - 15 September 2017|
|Potential opportunities||George Town Festival carries out a number of programmes during the Festival which are focused towards the community. These programmes require various degrees of involvement, participation and assistance which can be provided by the resident. Residents will be put in direct contact with related arts industry representatives and agencies from performers to venue owners.|
|Location and transport||The host is located in the core zone of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, within the immediate vicinity of cafes and shops. Bus and bicycles available nearby.|
|Facilities||Internet, Communication facilities, Library / archive / research resources|
|Accommodation provided?||No, but can assist to identify suitable accommodation depending on length of stay.|
|Partners/ families permitted?||Yes|