Krishen Jit Fund awards 6 grants to outstanding Malaysians

Krishen Jit Fund awards 6 grants to outstanding Malaysians

The grants will go towards workshops, experimental productions, writing, or creating new work in music theatre, film, or performance art

KUALA LUMPUR – Six creative Malaysians have received grants through the Krishen Jit Fund from Astro in collaboration with Creador Foundation and Five Arts Centre.

The grants are worth a total of RM57,000, ranging from RM5,000 to RM15,000, it said in a statement.

This year, there were a total of 62 applications and the grants were presented to six grantees. They are Taha Long, Deepak Kumaran Menon, Dylan Yeo Kok Siong, Goh Choon Ean, Low Hsin Yin and Vesant Nair.

The recipients will pursue their love of arts at the Temu-Temu Space at GMBB.

The grants will go towards training, workshops, attachments or residencies, experimental productions, writing, or creating new work in music, dance, theatre, film, visual or performance art.

For this round, the grantees have brought an immersive performance, an anthology of eight short films, a stage play, a publication, a table-top game and a family/drama short film.

The Selection Panel for 2022 consists of:

Marina Abu Bakar – director, Arts and Culture Enhancement Division, National Department for Culture and Arts, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Malaysia.

Jolyn Gasper – snr AVP sustainability, Communications, Astro

Maha Subramaniam – senior programme manager, Creador Foundation.

Leow Puay Tin – associate professor, School of Arts, Sunway University.

Ravi Navaratnam – member, Five Arts Centre.

The announcement of the Krishen Jit Fund took place on April 28, 2006, to commemorate the first anniversary of Krishen’s death. To date, over 80 grants amounting to more than RM600,000 have been awarded to the next aspiring generation.

The Fund sought to provide deserving arts practitioners with monetary aid to support creative work in all areas of the arts.

source – The Vibes

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