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

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.


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.


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.

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.

Kakiseni Junior

An online platform supported by Yayasan Sime Darby 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).