The Mobility Funding Guide for Malaysia (2019 Edition) highlights funding resources of both public and private entities and is part of Asia Europe Foundation’s (ASEF) long-term series of country-specific guides.
In March 28, CENDANA (Cultural Economy Development Agency) released the 2019 Guide in partnership with ASEF, a piece of research that details an extensive list of international and local funding resources that supports conference attendance, training and residency.
Open only to the Malaysian sector, it also include national sources aim to strategically increase opportunities and build creative communities among the artists and cultural professionals based in Malaysia.
According to CENDANA, not only will it open more funding opportunities that would eventually help decrease a major obstacle plaguing the artists world, but also “as a tool for funders and policy makers to identify areas that lack funding in Asia and globally.”
“CENDANA is motivated to have compelling Malaysian stories/ music that will engage the wider public, and in the medium to long-term contribute to the sustainability of the artists and cultural workers and our economic objectives,” says Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin, CEO & Founder of CENDANA.
“Fair access to opportunities is a critical issue facing our arts communities today. Hence, the collaboration with ASEF is important as we hope it will stimulate artistic ambition in addition to providing artists the time and space for them to develop their work, engaging peers or participants and create lasting and meaningful stories/ music.”
The Mobility Funding Guide – Malaysia (2019 Edition) is launched along the networking session called Bertentang Mata, organized by CENDANA and ASEF during the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture.