FOR its upcoming second installment, Pitchpad ASEAN decided to level up big-time. On top of splitting the performing arts pitch platform into two sessions, organisers also opened submissions to artists beyond the ASEAN region.
LAST Friday witnessed the coming together of Kigyo Mécénat Kyogikai (KMK) and My Performing Arts Agency (MyPAA) for a historic pact which is set to push Malaysian arts and culture further into the ASEAN region. Signing the newly-created Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) dubbed Corporate Mecenat Japan-Malaysia Connection, were both President of KMK, Motoki Ozaki, and Director of MyPAA, Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin.
MALAYSIAN creatives have had it pretty tough. It’s 2016, our counterparts in Singapore and Thailand are flourishing, but local public funding is still limited, restraining many artists from fully-immersing themselves in the arts ecosystem.