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.

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.

The​ ​Other Festival, Ipoh

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.

Hikayat Series & Workshops

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.

Kakiseni Junior

An online platform for parents and teachers to find creative classes for their children and students. All proceeds of bookings will go to our outreach program, Seni Making A Difference (SeniMAD). Supported by Yayasan Sime Darby.

Seni Making A Difference (SeniMAD)

Since 2015, with support from partners like Prudential and Yayasan Sime Darby – the programme has impacted over 350 children in 10 communities.  Public are welcome to contibute by paying forward​ ​lessons’​ ​fees​ on kakisenijunior.com or donate​ ​used​ ​musical​ ​instruments.


Focusing on traditional art like Wayang (shadowplay), this modular programme was designed in 2019 with 10 ASEAN youths. Dedicated for Gen Z and the younger generation. The programme has over 100 young alumni.

Airbnb Experiences

Kakiseni is now a part of Airbnb Experience in Kuala Lumpur! Come spend your day around town with us and learn more about what we do at Kakiseni or how you can contribute to the arts scene. All proceeds from these experiences will go to SeniMAD initiative so book yours today!

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.