• Royal Arts Gala

    My Performing Arts Agency in collaboration with the National Department for Culture & Arts, with the support of the Ministry of Information Communication & Culture & the Performance Management Delivery Unit has recently launched an entry point project for the creative industry, part of the Economic Transformation Programme under NKEA of Communication Content & Infrastructure.

    The Royal Arts Gala

    The Royal Arts Gala is positioned as an iconic arts event, an addition to Malaysia’s calendar of signature events e.g. the Royal Langkawi International Regatta, The Malaysia International Gourmet Festival & F1 Gala Dinner.

    This is an annual exclusive & significant arts gala to raise funds & energise collaborative partnerships for the creation & development of new arts ventures in Malaysia intended to raise the profile of the arts in Malaysia & to encourage the private sector to be supportive of the development of artistic & cultural aspects of Malaysia.

    The Royal Arts Gala Fund

    The Royal Arts Gala is more than just a showcase. Its main mission is to develop & foster a community of arts supporters & connect them with artists, in order to facilitate creative partnerships to help develop & fund new arts initiatives.

    Proceeds will be channeled into a fund to energise arts ventures in Malaysia that may include the following:

    • Promotion of Malaysian artistes/arts abroad.
    • Facilitating collaborations between Malaysian & international arts practitioners.
    • Research & documentation of Malaysian arts.
    • Training arts managers & administrators.

    The Royal Arts Gala is an excellent opportunity to host your esteemed clients & business partners at an exclusive & royal evening, in the company of the country’s creative & corporate elite. All contributions are tax exempted.

    Applications for Royal Arts Gala Fund 2014 is now open.
  • Borak Arts Series

    An arts conference for creative practitioners and business leaders.

    Borak Arts

    With Malaysia’s arts scene at its infancy stage, how do arts organizations and their leaders grow and sustain themselves? Is there an arts eco-system to support the performing arts industry, the public and the private sectors?

    Borak Arts Series hoping to break boundaries will feature key leaders in the arts and business including artists, curators, critics and other thinkers of national and international standing, coming together to explore these questions.

    Themed “Building Sustainability in Arts”, this inaugural conference is an iconic arts initiative by My Performing Arts Agency (MYPAA), in collaboration with the National Department for Culture & Arts (JKKN) and the Ministry of Information, Communications & Culture Malaysia.

    It will focus on critical thinking and creative management of the performing arts with the goal of creating a network of collaborative efforts to push the Malaysian performing arts industry to the next level.

    Apart from the convergence of ideas, knowledge and experience, the Borak Arts Series provides a platform for attendees to learn about new and upcoming projects, local and international, straight from the creators and producers themselves; presenting the gateway for the establishment of new relationships and collaboration between the practitioners, the public and the private sectors.

    On the other hand, industry players will also share their insights and experiences on past projects, successes and learnings; to share with the participants their secret recipe of what works and what doesn't in the business of the performing arts.

    Event Features

    • Keynote addresses and plenary sessions to update on current issues, trends and outlook
    • Industry debate with the movers and shakers of the performing arts industry
    • Tea Networking Session for personal in-depth discussions with industry stakeholders
    • Special sessions on self-discovery and finance aid
    • Networking Reception to strengthen professional and personal connections

    Who Should Attend

    • Performing arts practitioners
    • Art administrators
    • Art managers from private sector – property development, malls, embassies etc
    • Creative events managers and festival directors
    • Arts advocates, activists and NGOs
    • Venture capitalists, philanthropists
    • Marketing, corporate communications and PR managers involved in the promotion of arts
    • Corporate managers of social responsibility
    • Deans for arts faculties and students
  • Karnival Seni Kreatif Kita

    Karnival Seni Kreatif Kita has been identified as an Entry Point Project under the Economic Transformation Programme NKEA Communications Content and Infrastructure targeted to elevate and ramp up development of the local performing arts industry.

    Karnival Seni Kreatif Kita

    This event is a nationwide initiative making its debut in Johor before travelling to other parts on Malaysia in 2013. Performers and participants at the event will be engaging with the local community through various performances, highlighting the rich cultural diversity of the country in one venue.

    This free admission event, Karnival Seni Kreatif Kita, is a passionate project brought to you by the My Performing Arts Agency (MYPAA) in collaboration with the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN).

    Passed event was also identified as an Entry Point Project (EPP) under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) NKEA Communications Content and Infrastructure (CCI), Karnival Seni Kreatif Kita is supported by the Ministry of Information Communication and Culture, Performance Management Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) and the Iskandar Region Development Authority (IRDA).

  • The Royal Medallion

    In this upcoming Royal Arts Gala 2013, we would like to recognize excellence and invite you to nominate individuals and/or organizations that you feel merit The Royal Medallion.

    The Royal Medallion

    The recognition will be awarded by Seri Paduka Yang DiPertuan Agong XIV Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibuddin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Badlishah.

    All completed nominations will be reviewed and considered carefully by the Performing Arts Committee headed by Yang Berbahagia Datuk Norliza Rofli, Director General, National Department for Culture and Arts.


    The two awards to be presented in November 2013 are:

    The Royal Medallion - Anugerah Seni Tokoh Kreatif

    Presented to an individual from the performing arts (music, dance, drama/theatre and musical theatre):

    • who has made an outstanding contribution of talent, artistry, dedication, and service to Malaysia’s arts and culture.
    • who pass on their knowledge to aspiring artistes and inspire the Malaysian community through their arts practice both nationally and internationally and have made a distinctive remark to our nation’s arts and culture.

    The Royal Medallion - Anugerah Seni Tokoh Korporat

    Presented to an individual or organization:

    • who is a significant driving force in supporting, encouraging and strengthening the development of Malaysia’s arts and culture scene which transcends the boundaries of one country or institution.
    • with a priority on philanthropy, this achievement may also reflect an outstanding leadership, advocacy, innovation, scholarship, or curatorship.

    The Royal Medallions recognise and celebrate excellence in the creative industry and the support of private corporations and individuals towards the arts annually.

    This is an opportunity where you can nominate 2 deserving individuals under each category. Nominations are strongly encouraged and should demonstrate the respective individual’s contribution to the vitality of the performing arts industry of Malaysia from September 2012 – August 2013.

    Submit your nominations online to by 23 October 2013, accompanied by receipts and/or other relevant documents to support your nominations (nomination form is attached here).

    Recipients will be receiving:

    • One Royal Medallion (Pingat DiRaja)
    • One Credentials Certificate (Watikah)

    Nominees must be based in Malaysia to be eligible for the Medallion. The following organisations are eligible:

    • Commercial and industrial corporations
    • Registered organisations and institutions
    • Private/Public trusts and foundations

    Received nominations will be presented to the Performing Arts Selection Panel for adjudication. The Royal Medallion recipients will be announced during The Royal Arts Gala this 23 November 2013 at the former Istana Negara.

    Kindly note that:

    • Music, drama/theatre, dance, and musical theatre are eligible for nomination.
    • Cash donations towards performances, competitions, scholarship programmes, or sponsorship of arts facilities, equipment and music instruments are eligible for nomination.
    • In-kind sponsorship/non-monetary partnerships must meet the needs of the beneficiary and provide cost savings to the beneficiary.