YAYASAN Hasanah has opened applications for its Arts for All Seasons (ArtsFAS) grant for 2022, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance (MoF).
Last year, the impact-based foundation under Khazanah Nasional Bhd contributed RM1.68 million through the ArtsFAS grant for programmes throughout Malaysia, with a variety of showcases in nine states.
Through the programmes it supported, ArtsFAS has generated economic opportunities for more than 1,300 arts practitioners and reached more than one million people in the form of social media viewers and on-site live participants.
A platform to showcase Malaysia’s preserved and conserved arts, heritage and culture in a public event, ArtsFAS aims to educate the younger generation and the larger community through technology, knowledge exchange and art events, as well as conservation through activation, to make arts accessible for all.
All grant recipients are expected to host their projects between September and December this year, with selected artists to be showcased during the CIMB Group Holdings Bhd’s ArtTober event, as well as MyCreative Ventures Sdn Bhd’s RIUH events.
This is part of the TripART initiative, a public-private tripartite collaboration between Yayasan Hasanah, CIMB Group and MyCreative Ventures, to assist the recovery of the arts, heritage and cultural ecosystem.
Yayasan Hasanah MD and Trustee Datuk Shahira Ahmed Bazari said the foundation thanks the MoF for an increase in funds this year as it looks forward to enabling more artists.
“We hope to see more proposals integrating the use of technology this year, as we try to preserve more of our shared heritage as well as widen the reach of these proposed initiatives and projects across the country.
“We want to ensure that while we make the arts accessible through funding, the proposals should also consider making art accessible for all.”
Those interested in applying for the ArtsFAS grant will have to undergo an eligibility assessment. Eligible candidates will then receive a link to apply through a dedicated online platform.
Visit https://www.artsfas.org/apply-now to check your eligibility to apply for the ArtsFAS grant. — by TMR