Paving the future of culture
connecting our heritage to generations
of tomorrow.

An initiative by

Arts for All Seasons (ArtsFAS)

Arts for All Seasons (ArtsFAS) is a platform to showcase Malaysia’s preserved and conserved arts, heritage and culture through public events.

By making arts accessible, we aim to educate the younger generation and the larger community through technology, knowledge exchange and events, as well as conservation through activation. ArtsFAS is organised by Yayasan Hasanah in the final quarter of every year, where we work with various collaboration partners to honour our artists.

Our heritage  lives on – a ‘Wayang Kulit’ Protegee; a Master in the making.

Highlights Of 2020

In 2020, ArtsFAS collaborated with 7 performing organisations and 3 individual performers, to support artists and the arts community affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our collaborators:
Temple of Fine Arts, Akasha, Hands Percussion, Geng Wak Long, Rhythm in Bronze, No Noise Percussion, Ex-MAS Crew, Endang Hyder, Dodi Mohasdi, and Hajjah Rogayah Shukri

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A virtual concert organised by Yayasan Hasanah, featuring ArtsFAS artists on New Year’s Eve of 2021

Call for Artists

Show us what you’ve got!

Calling all Malaysian arts, heritage and culture community! Be part of a series of exhibitions to celebrate the diverse, cultural joys of our country. You have the power, to pave the future of culture.

Apply by 15 Aug 2021.

Apply for
ArtsFAS 2021

Click the items below to learn the full details of the programme :

Arts For All Seasons (ArtsFAS) is part of a larger effort by Yayasan Hasanah to preserve and celebrate Malaysian Arts, Heritage and Culture (AHC). ArtsFAS was launched in 2020 in response of the Covid-19 pandemic that has greatly affected arts practitioners. At a time when live performances were not possible, it offered an avenue to showcase and honour artists and the local arts by making them accessible, while supporting livelihoods.

Today, ArtsFAS is a platform to showcase Malaysia’s preserved and conserved arts, heritage and culture through public events. By making arts accessible, we aim to educate the younger generation and the larger community through technology, knowledge exchange and events, as well as conservation through activation. ArtsFAS is organised by Yayasan Hasanah in the final quarter of every year, where we work with various collaboration partners to honour our artists.

Artists/ practitioners of the Malaysian Arts, Heritage and Culture are invited to submit a proposal to be featured under ArtsFAS 2021 initiative; in which they are eligible for a one-off project funding up to RM250,000.

To apply, please submit a detailed proposal and relevant documents via email to artsfas@hasanah.org.my from 15 July 2021 to 15 Aug 2021. Proposal must reflect activities proposed; clear objectives, a detailed budget, and how funding will enable meeting the objectives.

  • The internal review and approval process will be carried out by the ArtsFAS Committee including a cursory due diligence review of applicants.
  • Applicants may be asked to revise details of their proposal as deemed necessary, upon review by ArtsFAS Committee.
  • ArtsFAS Committee is represented by the Managing Director (MD) of Yayasan Hasanah, the Lead for Arts, Culture and Public Spaces of Yayasan Hasanah, and an invited expert subject to consideration and approval by the MD. The external invited expert will not be a permanent individual to leverage on the many experts we have in the country for their input.
  1. Applicant can be a practitioner of any form of Malaysian Arts, Heritage and Culture and must be a registered association under Registrar of Society, NGO or company under Registrar of Company.

  2. Types of art forms eligible to apply under ArtsFAS are performing arts (dance, music , theatre), storytelling and oral traditions, visual arts and crafts. Activities should have an element of traditional arts in their application and it can be infused or contemporarised to suit current times.

  3. Current recipients of any ongoing Yayasan Hasanah Grant, Sponsorship, or the Humanitarian Fund are not eligible to apply.

    *Types of traditional arts (list is not exhaustive)

    • Oral traditions and expressions – e.g: reciting of epic poetry, lullabies, folk songs, pantun, syair, gurindam.
    • Music – g : Ghazal , dondang sayang ,traditional Chinese ensemble, carnatic music , gamelan.
    • Theatre – e.g: wayang kulit, Chinese opera, jikey
    • Dance – e.g : Portuguese dance ,Bharatanatyam , najat
    • Story Telling e.g : Penglipurlara , indigenous story telling
    • Visual arts – e.g : Caligraphy , khat,traditional ,sculpture
    • Crafts – e.g: traditional textile, wood carving, silver making, weaving, puppet making.

  1. Activities are encouraged to have an element of education for the younger generation – where it is the master and his/her disciples who are showcasing the arts to the public.

  2. Inclusion of the multiracial diversity as our identity is highly encouraged.

The following types of initiatives are non-eligible:

  • Initiatives that support political campaigns
  • Initiatives aimed predominantly at charitable donations and profit-making activities.
  • Related to any faith-based
  • Any other activities that are not within the scope of ArtsFAS
  • Following the decision to award a funding, Yayasan Hasanah will issue an Agreement Letter that will include the partners’ proposal, work plan, disbursement schedule, agreed KPI and reporting requirements.
  • The grant disbursements to successful applicants will be done based on the disbursement schedule as per the Agreement Letter.
  • The maximum fund size for any project will be up to RM250,000.00

Upon successful application, a project report including project fund utilisation is to be submitted to Yayasan Hasanah no later than 2 months after the project ends. Key metrics include:

  • Number of beneficiaries / audience reached through the programme
  • Number of arts practitioners employed during ArtsFAS duration.
  • Programme overview and activities conducted
  • Pictures/Videos with captions documenting the programme
  • Utilisation of fund

Have a question? Feel free to reach out!

Alternatively, you may email your enquiry to artsfas@hasanah.org.my

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