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MYPAA Launches One-Stop Information Portal, Arteri

MYPAA Launches One-Stop Information Portal, Arteri

My Performing Arts Agency (MyPAA) activated ARTERI ( today, an online strategic platform to serve as a one-stop information portal for the Malaysian arts communities. ARTERI underscores MYPAA’s objectives to address gaps in the current ecosystem, and lead towards increasing funding and developmental opportunities, nurturing skills and talent growth to contribute to the social, creative and economic sustainability of the sector. ARTERI is made possible in collaboration with Yayasan Hasanah under its arts, culture and heritage (AHC) focus to help transform Malaysia into a distinctive AHC destination by positively advancing the AHC ecosystem in the country.

ARTERI features content on:

  1. funding opportunities via local and international organisations,
  2. mentorship and residence opportunities
  3. call for applications/auditions,
  4.  useful resources like publicity, list of rehearsal and performance spaces
  5. factsheets that include policies on corporate tax exemption and registration of entities, list of NGOs,
  6. toolkits such as templates on writing business letters and preparing budget sheets, special features and interviews amongst others.

Local and international organisations like On the Move, Asia Europe Foundation, Goethe Institute, The Japan Foundation, Sime Darby Foundation and National Department for Culture and Arts have all contributed in terms of content provision that will be beneficial for the Malaysian arts community.

ARTERI is led by Amy de Kanter, the portal’s Chief Editor, a professional writer with 18 years of experience in publishing, marketing, advertising and business development. Her writings have been published in more than 300 articles, blogs and other content in newspapers, magazines, coffee table books, journals, directories, supplements andwebsites, encompassing travel, interviews, reviews (arts, theatre, film, book and food), columns and how-to articles.

“Many of our actors, dancers, musicians, composers, directors, and technicians do world class work, but struggle far more than their counterparts in other countries. I want ARTERI to answer the question they ask more often than they should have to: “Where can I find help?”. I also want it to answer the question the rest of us should be asking more: “How can I help?” said Amy.

“The growth of the arts is hindered due to the three major group of stakeholders (public, private and arts industry) in the Malaysia arts ecosystem are working in silos which results in the lack of dialogue and collaboration between these three sectors to collectively build an environment conducive for the arts. There are recurring issues and challenges that are difficult to be addressed in the ecosystem to encourage growth in activities, attendance at arts events, enterprising arts organisations, business partnerships and community-based arts initiatives amongst others.

We believe that ARTERI will be the digital artery of the performing arts industry in Malaysia and will provide the needed access, visibility and relevant information about the arts and culture to aid and nurture the arts community and ecosystem players through knowledge development,” said Izan Satrina Dato’ MohdSallehuddin, Founder and Director of MyPAA.



Stage Management Workshop

Friday, 15 April 2016


Melissa Teoh, Stage & Production Manager

Recommended For: Technical crew, venue management


Media Review Workshop : Why The Arts Needs Criticism

Friday, 15 April 2016

2.30pm – 5.40pm

-Pauline Fan, Writer and Managing Director, PUSAKA

-Sharaad Kuttan, Producer & Presenter, BFM89.9

-Lee Weng-Choy, President, Singapore Section, International Association of Art Critics (AICA)

Recommended for: Editors, writers, bloggers, journalists, arts club editors


Public and Private Partnerships to Catalyse the Growth of the Arts

Saturday, 16 April 2016

9.30am – 12.45pm

Kenneth Kwok, Director of Arts & Youth and Strategic Planning, National Arts Council Singapore

Recommended for: Corporate Funders, Policy Makers, Art administrators/ managers, Arts advocates, activists, NGOs, Corporate social responsibility managers


Preparing to Tour Internationally

Saturday, 16 April 2016

9.30am – 5.30pm

Kristopher McDowell, President of KMP Artists USA

Recommended for: Groups and individuals interested in touring beyond Malaysia


Cultural Funding Workshop

Sunday, 17 April 2016

9.30 – 12.45pm

– Datin Marion D’Cruz, Choreographer/ Producer, Five Arts Centre (Krishen Jit ASTRO Fund)

– Lee Jia Ping, Programme Director KL and Corporate Communications Head (Think City Grant Programme)

– Mio Yachita , Head of Cultural Affairs Department & Nurul Amira (The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur Small Grant)

Recommended for : Producers, arts administrators/ managers, all level of practitioners


The Assembly of Art Festival Administrators

Friday, 15 April 2016 & Saturday, 16 April 2016

9.30am – 5.40pm


Workshop admission fees are below:

For students: RM20 (half day class), RM30 (full day class), RM50 (all access pass)

For professionals: RM30 (half day class), RM50 (full day class), RM80 (all access pass)

(Price is inclusive of coffee break and light lunch)

Bookings can be made via