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ASEF Unplugged – Kuala Lumpur

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Project Period:
March 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ASEF Unplugged: Conversations on the Arts in Asia and Europe

“Why do our proposals get rejected?”

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Five Arts Centre will gather managers of grants and programmes from the private sector and cultural institutions in Malaysia to speak about their initiatives and how these can be accessed for Malaysian arts projects. A moderated open session will follow to understand what are the key aspects that these programmes look out for, how and why proposals get rejected, how to deal with the paperwork and reporting requirements, and what the success rates are like.

Save the date for Saturday, 9 March 2019 at 15:30-17:30 at KOTAK, Five Arts Centre, 27 Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 7, Taman Tan Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur


Florence LAMBERT
Head of Arts and Creative Industries
The British Council
Miriam HAGER
Programme Coordinator
Tsuyoshi Kurihara
Deputy Director
The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur
CEO, INXO Productions
INXO Arts and Culture Foundation
Tunku Putri Afifah Tunku Anor
Head, Projects (Environment, Sports, Arts & Culture)
Yayasan Sime Darby
Phina SO
Programme Manager, Knowledge, Networks, Policy
Cambodian Living Arts
Fatima AVILA
Project Manager, Culture
Moderated by:
Anupama SEKHAR
Director, Culture

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Update: Read the highlights of the conversation here:



Other related events:

ASEF Unplugged – Kuala Lumpur @ Pullman KL City Centre Hotel

ASEF gathers 15 local arts organisation for an evening of informal conversation on Saturday, 9 March, 18:30-20:30, at the Pullman KL City Centre Hotel. This closed-door discussion will revolve around the ground realities of the contemporary arts in Malaysia, as well as ASEF’s work in arts, culture, & heritage.

Malaysia is a member of ASEF and our parent body, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) since 1996. ASEF works in culture in Malaysia: we provide information about and for Malaysian artists on our arts website,; we provide travel grants for events in & artists from Malaysia; we run a museum network that provides training & networking,; and, we could organise events in your country as well.
ASEF Unplugged – Kuala Lumpur @ the 8th World Summit on Arts & Culture 
Come visit the ASEF booth at the 8th World Summit on Arts & Culture on Wednesday, 13 March, 12:30-14:00, at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. ASEF staff will be present at this time to answer all questions about our programmes.
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