Borak Arts Series

Regional Arts Conference


St. Giles Wembley, Penang.
29-30 August 2015

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About Borak Arts Series


Within ASEAN, our artists struggle for recognition, acceptance and to make a sustainable living. They look West for validation and the more successful artists tour more extensively in the West then within ASEAN. We are separated by politics and national boundaries. However, culturally, we need not be separated. How do we connect and leverage on our arts and culture to capitalise on a market of 600million in population?


This year’s Borak Arts Series finds a new home in the internationally acclaimed Georgetown Festival 2015 to enable participants to immerse in the glocal’s best arts and culture. Building from 2013 and 2014’s Borak Arts Series of Building Sustainability in the Arts and Building Knowledge Capacity in Funding and Mobility, we take the discussions forward to break boundaries and strengthen relationships across ASEAN communities via this year’s theme of ASEAN AND THE FUTURE. The conference will bring together artistes, presenters/producers, intermediaries, funders and will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, round robin sessions, networking platforms and performances. To bring ASEAN arts closer amongst us and to the world, Borak Arts Series will be introducing the Individual Speed Networking Sessions and Pitchpad ASEAN.


Borak Arts Series aims to promote accessibility of information, tools and ideas on how to bring works or discussions forward, encourage cultural mobility and create alliances that would assist in building a conducive performing arts ecosystem. This year’s market updates include Cambodia, Indonesia and Selangor, Malaysia

150+

delegates

From Malaysia and around the ASEAN region.

29+

speakers

Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Australia, Japan, Germany, USA.

15+

funders

Asia Centre, Japan Foundation, ASEAN Foundation, Asian Cultural Council, ThinkCity & more

Schedule


Saturday, August 29, 2015
9:00am - 9:45am
Registration and Info Desk
Venue: St Giles Wembley
Proceed to the registration counter to collect your tag and goody bag.
9:45am - 9:55am
Welcome Remarks
Izan Satrina - Founder, My Performing Arts Agency
9:55am - 10:25am
Opening Performance
To Be Announced Soon
Venue: St Giles Wembley
To be announced soon.
10:25am - 10:40am
Opening Remarks
Rodzuan Ismail
Director, Policy & Research Division, National Department for Culture & Arts (Malaysia)
10:40am - 11:20am
Keynote Address I: CREATING THE ASEAN COMMUNITY VIA ARTS AND CULTURE
Fiki Satari
Chairman, Bandung Creative City Forum (Indonesia)
11:20am - 12:30pm
SESSION 1 : ASEAN TRADITION AND PUTTING A CONTEMPORARY SPIN ON IT
Panel Speakers
We have multiple stakeholders interested in ASEAN but need to continue to explore and invest in our front and backyards. To extend the ASEAN story, should we find a contemporary language for traditional art? How do we share these stories with the younger generation and today’s communities?

MODERATOR
Janet Pillai - Founder, Arts Ed Penang (Malaysia)

PANELIST
Kristopher Mcdowell - President and CEO, KMP Artists (USA)
Rithisal Kang - Director, Amrita Performing Arts (Cambodia)
Pauline Fan - Managing Director, PUSAKA (Malaysia)
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lunch Break

2:00pm - 2:10pm
DOCUMENTARY 1
To Be Advised
2:10pm - 2:20pm
PECHA KUCHA 1 | COUNTRY UPDATE - Indonesia
Amna Kusumo - Director, Kelola Foundation
2:20pm - 4:00pm
SESSION 2 : GETTING TO KNOW OUR INTERNATIONAL FUND PARTNERS
Panel Speakers
We believe that encouraging cultural cooperation and fostering the mobility of artists are necessary, and the motivation for the support lies in the growing importance of culture and cultural mobility in international policies.

What kind of useful fund information is out there? Find out information about the funds related to the international market/ASEAN region, which can enable overseas and international co-operation/ collaboration to take place.

MODERATOR
Dr. Joseph Victor Gonzales - Dean Faculty of Dance ASWARA (Malaysia)

PANELIST
Eliza Roberts - Arts Residencies Manager, Asialink (Australia)
Elaine Tan - Executive Director, ASEAN Foundation (Indonesia)
Teresa Rances - Director, Asian Cultural Council (Philippines)
4:00pm - 4:30pm
Tea Break

4:30pm - 6:00pm
SESSION 3: CELL A - PROTECTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN ASEAN
Panel Workshop
As artists and storytellers champion the people’s voices, we provide necessary counter-narratives to the official stories. Sometimes this challenges the state’s narratives and opens us up to censorship, or even threats of imprisonment and violence. We often think of censorship as the state’s means of managing its official narrative to its local citizenry. But let’s not forget other audiences such as international media, investors and policymakers. In this session, we reflect on how international trade and policies affect the work of artists locally and how artists can network regionally to protect the work we do. If artistic work is as instrumental as trade and politics in imagining better international and local policies, how can we work together to ensure it is not undermined by those very forces to which we provide an alternative voice?

Join the facilitators and speakers as we reflect on how best to protect freedom of expression in ASEAN.

PANELIST
Anna Har - Director | Freedom Film Fest (Malaysia)
Sharaad Kuttan - Journalist and Radio Presenter (Malaysia)
Pang Khee Teik - Arts-consultant and Organiser (Malaysia)
4:30pm - 6:00pm
SESSION 3: CELL B - ONE TO ONE MEETINGS
Booking Required
A program for one-on-one meetings with local and international presenters including theatre programmers or festival directors. Participants can more directly and specifically communicate with the hosts in the 10-minute individual meetings.

Reservation for a meeting is essential, and can be made at point of purchasing your tickets.

TABLES
Table 1: Arts in the Park - Suriyani Senja, Festival Director (Malaysia)
Table 2: Georgetown Festival - Joe Sidek, Festival Director (Malaysia)
Table 3: KMPArtists - Kristopher Mcdowell, President and CEO (USA)
Table 4: Esplanade Singapore - Marlene Margaret Ditzig Li-Mei, Programmer (Singapore)
Table 5: Darwin Festival - Andrew Ross, Artistic Director (Australia)
Table 6: Brisbane Powerhouse - Marnie Karmelita, Programming Director (Australia)
Table 7: Arts Centre Melbourne - Kate Ben-Tovim, Creative Associate, Asian Performing Arts Program (Australia)
Table 8: OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre - Joe Mitchell, Festival Director (Australia)
Table 9: Festival Tokyo - Sachio Ichimura & Hirotomo Kojima, Director & Vice Director (Japan)
6:00pm
End of Day 1
Proceed to All Things Malaysian (ATM) to experience Malaysia’s best shows. Network Party at Late Meeting Point.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
9:00am - 9:45am
Registration and Info Desk
Proceed to the registration counter for any enquiries you may have.
10:00am - 11:20am
Session 4:
PITCHPAD ASEAN
Pitchpad ASEAN provides a forum for ASEAN creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects. Ten submissions are selected to pitch their new works to a stellar line-up of international festival directors and venue presenters in the presence of more than 170 performing arts professionals. In addition to that, one winning pitch will also be presented in Georgetown Festival 2016.
11:20am - 11:30am
Documentary 2
To Be Announced Soon
To be announced soon.
2:10pm - 2:20pm
PECHA KUCHA 2 | COUNTRY UPDATE - CAMBODIA
Rithisal Kang - Director, Amrita Performing Arts (Cambodia)
11:40am - 12:50pm
Session 5
INVESTING IN INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE, DISTRIBUTION AND NETWORKING WITHIN ASEAN
Panel Speakers
Cultural exchange can have a positive impact on everything from foreign policy to commerce to building a regional audience base to our growth as individual participants in a global society—if there is more innovative programming, better coordination and greater investment. How does one start to build sustainable and connective global structures?

MODERATOR
Andrew Ross - Artistic Director, Darwin Festival (Australia)

PANELIST
Pichet Klunchun - Founder, Pichet Klunchun Dance Company (Thailand)
Ening Nurjanah - Program Manager, Komunitas Salihara (Indonesia)
Laurent Van Kote - International Advisor in Performing Arts Policy | Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (France)
12:50pm - 2:00pm
Lunch Break

2:00pm - 2:10pm
DOCUMENTARY 3
To Be Advised
2:10pm - 2:20pm
PECHA KUCHA 3 | CITY UPDATE - SELANGOR
Farhan Azahan - Project Coordinator, Frinjan Collective
2:20pm - 3:30pm
SESSION 6: ALIGNING ARTS WITH DIGITAL MARKETING
Panel Speakers
Lots of engagement and no budget: smashing your way to the top of consumers’ minds. Building social and online visibility is critical. How can we leverage on digital marketing in building an audience base and utilise it as a product-selling platform? How can we justify spending on digital in a way our group of artistes understand?

MODERATOR
Pang Khee Theik - Arts Consultant-Organiser (Malaysia)

PANELIST
Emmanuel Benbihy - Filmmaker and Social Entrepreneur, Cities of Love (France)
Grace Chin - Publishing Lead, Viddsee (Malaysia)
David Ho - Founder, Navigator Asia Business (Malaysia)
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tea Break

4:00pm - 5:30pm
SESSION 7: ROUND TABLE SESSIONS
Booking Required
Get all the information you need about specific funders/partners at the Round Table Sessions.

Hosted by MyPAA Founders Izan Satrina and Brian Johnson Lowe, each round table session lasts 20 minutes and offers a great opportunity to find out all the nitty gritty about applying for these funds or collaborating with these partners. You’ll get practical advice on those tricky things like applying for development grants, upgrading skills as well as have an opportunity to chat with other arts leaders from around the world.

TABLES
Table 1: Royal Arts Gala Fund - My Performing Arts Agency (Malaysia)
Table 2: Social Enterprise Fund - National Strategic Unit (NSU), Ministry of Finance (Malaysia)
Table 3: Investing in creative companies/ Loans/ Revolving Credit - MyCreative Ventures (Malaysia)
Table 4: Residencies - Res Artis (Australia)
Table 5: Crowdfunding - Pitch In (Malaysia)
Table 6: Collaborating with Cambodia - To Be Advised
Table 7: ASEAN Foundation - (Indonesia)
Table 8: Collaborating with Indonesia - Kelola Foundation (Indonesia)
Table 9: Asian Cultural Council - (New York)
Table 10: ThinkCity Grants - ThinkCity (Malaysia)
Table 11: Collaborating with Germany - Goethe Institute (Germany)
Table 12: Collaborating with Japan - Asia Centre and Japan Foundation (Japan)
5:30pm
Closing Remarks
Brian Johnson Lowe
Co-Founder - My Performing Arts Agency
5:45pm
Closing Performance
To Be Advised
PITCHPAD ASEAN AT BORAK ARTS SERIES
Submissions Details
About Pitchpad ASEAN
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Open until 31st July 2015
Pitchpad ASEAN creates a forum for all involved in the arts to present or discover new performing arts projects. As Malaysia plays host to the ASEAN Summit this year, Borak Arts Series has also embrased the ASEAN them and this year's Pitchpad will introduce up to 10 ASEAN submissions to pitch their works to more then 170 performing arts professionals, including presenters, festival directors and venue programmers. Selected applicants have seven (7) minutes to pitch their work and three minutes following their pitch to answer questions.

Participants may potentially secure additional project support, representation, touring opportunities, performance engagements, international exposure, premiere locations and more as a direct result of their presentations at Pitchpad ASEAN.
Project Eligibility Criteria
Details on Project Eligibility
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To be eligible to pitch, prospective projects must meet atleast one for these criterias:

- The work is still in developmental stage with plans to premiere within the next two years OR

- Works already premiered but has not yet toured outside its country of origin.
Artist Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Criteria for Artists Presenting The Project
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To be eligible to pitch, the artist must meet all of the criteria's below.

- You are a professional artist(s) or company originating from an ASEAN member country.

- You are available to present your project at Borak Arts Series on Sunday 30th August 2015 at 10:00am.

- You are able to attend a technical rehearsal on the evening of 28th August 2015. A specific time will be advised prior.

- An allowance will be provided, which may be used to partially offset transportation or accommodation costs.
Submission Process
How to Submit for Pitchpad ASEAN
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To apply for Pitchpad ASEAN, please download the application form from the link below and complete the form. Please submit the completed form to azirah@mypaa.com.my no later then 31st July 2015 at 17:00 (UTC/GMT +8hours).

Successful candidates will be notified of their application status by 8th August 2015. download pitchpad asean form

Speakers


This year's Borak Arts Series features speakers from
Malaysia | Indonesia | Thailand | France | Singapore | Cambodia | Australia | Japan | Germany | USA

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    Amna Kusumo (IND)

    Experienced Arts Manager and Director
    Kelola Foundation, Indonesia

    Andrew Ross

    Andrew Ross (AUS)

    Artistic Director
    Darwin Festival.

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    Eliza Roberts (AUS)

    Arts Residencies Manager at Asialink
    Vice-President of Res Artis.

  • Grace Chin

    Grace Chin (MYS)

    Publishing Lead
    Viddsee.com

    Joe Sidek

    Joe Sidek (MYS)

    Festival Director of Georgetown Festival
    Managing Director of Tropfest South East Asia

    Joseph Mitchell

    Joseph Mitchell (AUS)

    Festival Director, OzAsia Festival
    Adelaide Festival Center

  • Kate Ben-Tovin

    Kate Ben-Tovim (AUS)

    Creative Associate
    Melbourne Arts Center

    Kristopher McDowell

    Kristopher McDowell (USA)

    President and CEO
    KMP Artists

    Laurent Van Kote

    Laurent Van Kote (FRA)

    International Advisor
    Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication

  • Marnie Karmelita

    Marnie Karmelita (AUS)

    Programming Director
    Brisbane Powerhouse

    Pang Khee Teij

    Pang Khee Teik (MYS)

    Arts Consultant and Organisor

    Pauline Fan

    Pauline Fan (MYS)

    Managing Director
    PUSAKA

  • Rithisal Kang

    Rithisal Kang (KHM)

    Director
    Amrita Performing Arts

    Pichet Klunchun

    Pichet Klunchun (TH)

    Founder
    Pichet Klunchun Dance Company

    Emmanuel Benhiby

    Emmanuel Benbihy (FRA)

    Founder and Producer
    Cities of Love

Pricing


Purchase your 1 Day or 2 Day pass here. Pricing includes admission, 2 coffee breaks and lunch.

    • RM80.00

    • 1 Day Pass

      • 1 Full Day Entrance
      • 1 Day Networking
      • 1 Day Meetings
    • Register
    • RM150.00

    • 2 Day Pass

      • 2 Full Day Entrance
      • Unlimited Networking
      • Unlimited Meetings
    • Register
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Borak Arts Series 2015 would not be possible if it was not for the generous support of our sponsors. We are extremely grateful for their help in making this year's series a reality.

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