Our​ ​Initiatives

Learn​ ​about​ ​some​ ​our​ ​programmes​ ​and​ ​initiatives​ ​–​ ​past​ ​and​ ​present –​ ​aimed​ ​at​ ​developing​ ​the​ ​arts​ ​industry​ ​in​ ​Malaysia.​ ​Many​ ​of​ ​these initiatives​ ​involve​ ​collaborations​ ​and​ ​partnerships​ ​with​ ​local​ ​and international​ ​artists​ ​and​ ​organisations.


Co-published by Kakiseni and MPH Publishing, Hikayat aims to capture the allure and magic of local traditional art by weaving them into stories for children to kindle their – and their parents’ – interest in Malaysian traditional art.

ASEAN​ ​Puppetry Conference 

In​ ​2015,​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​Hari​ ​UNESCO​ ​Malaysia, Kakiseni​ ​organised​ ​and​ ​hosted​ ​the​ ​ASEAN Puppetry​ ​Conference​ ​in​ ​Kuala​ ​Lumpur​ ​to​ ​enable practitioners​ ​of​ ​traditional​ ​puppet​ ​theatre​ ​to exchange​ ​ideas​ ​and​ ​practices​ ​about​ ​their​ ​craft


Supported​ ​by​ ​Prudential​ ​Malaysia,​ ​#seniMAD aimed​ ​to​ ​widen​ ​access​ ​to​ ​the​ ​arts​ ​for underprivileged​ ​children​ ​by​ ​getting​ ​the​ ​public​ ​to volunteer​ ​time​ ​to​ ​coach,​ ​put​ ​up​ ​lessons’​ ​fees​ ​and donate​ ​used​ ​musical​ ​instruments.

The​ ​Other  Festival 

Held​ ​annually,​ ​The​ ​Other​ ​Festival​ ​celebrates​ ​the heritage​ ​of​ ​Ipoh​ ​Old​ ​Town​ ​and​ ​features​ ​a​ ​mix​ ​of performances,​ ​guided​ ​tours, movie​ ​screenings,​ ​exhibitions,​ ​bazaars​ ​and​ ​more.

BOH​ ​Cameronian  Arts​ ​Awards

In​ ​partnership​ ​with​ ​BOH​ ​Plantations,​ ​the​ ​BOH Cameronian​ ​Arts​ ​Awards​ ​is​ ​Malaysia’s​ ​premier awards​ ​in​ ​recognition​ ​of​ ​excellence​ ​and outstanding​ ​work​ ​in​ ​the​ ​performing​ ​arts.

Kakiseni International Arts Festival

A​ ​showcase​ ​of​ ​award-winning​ ​local​ ​and international​ ​artists​ ​aimed​ ​at​ ​making​ ​art​ ​fun​ ​and free​ ​for​ ​everyone.

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