What is The DiverseCity Arts Fund?

DiverseCity is focused on building capacity within the local arts ecosystem and as part of that objective, seeks to expand the canon of works by Malaysian artists that engage audiences locally and abroad.

The DiverseCity Arts Fund (DAF) aims to support the creation, production and presentation of such works of distinctive artistic content.

The recipient of the grant from DAF will be expected to present and promote the completed work at the next instalment of the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival (KLIAF) in September 2018 or, in special circumstances, September 2019. DAF will also use its best endeavours to connect grant recipients with other partners to support their creative process and present their completed work to an audience beyond Kuala Lumpur.


What does DAF support?

DAF provides funding for new original or new adapted works within the Performing Arts form. This includes supporting:

For projects that are selected, a mini-showcase will need to be presented to potential curators, producers and presenters, followed by a post-show discussion before the final staging of the completed work at the next KLIAF.

DAF strongly encourages Malaysian artists to include foreign collaborators.


What is the level of funding support provided?

The grant is capped at up to RM250,000 for each selected project. On average, DAF expects to award up to 1-2 projects a year, depending on the quality of submissions.

DAF will cover direct expenses relating to the creation and developmental process, including the following costs:

Grant amounts will vary depending on the scale and complexity of the proposal, as well as the following factors:

Applicants are to ensure that the initial application takes into account the full range of activities and support necessary for the successful creation and development of the work.


For enquiries regarding the DAF, please contact info@diversecity.my. Please mark clearly in the subject matter: The DiverseCity Arts Fund