Arts Conference for Creative Professionals & Business Leaders

When: Sat, June 15, 9am – Sun, June 16, 6pm, 2013
Where: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Admission: MYR 100
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Themed Building Sustainability in Arts, this inaugural conference is an iconic arts initiative by My Performing Arts Agency in collaboration with the National Department for Culture & Arts 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. Due to our partners’ encouraging support, we are able to offer a very good fee of RM100 per person, inclusive of 2x lunch, 1x tea networking session, 1x networking reception and delegate kit.

[If you are into the business of arts, this weekend's Arts Conference might interest you. It has a wide ranging programme for a very reasonable price. Click more details for the full programme.]




Programme New

DAY ONE: SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013

 

09:00
Registration & Info Desk

10:25
Opening Performance

10:30
Welcome Remarks
Ms Izan Satrina,
Founder, MYPAA

10:40
Opening Address
YBhg Dato’ Norliza Rofli,
Director-General, National Department for Culture & Arts (JKKN)

10:45
Keynote Address 1:
THE BIG PICTURE OF MALAYSIAN ARTS & CULTURE
Y.Bhg Dato’ Dr. Ong Hong Peng,
Secretary General, Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia


10:40
Session I:
HOW ARTS CHANGES COUNTRIES
Touches on their long-term plan in a nutshell & its impact on the growth of the arts in their respective countries.

Speakers:
  • Ms Eunhee Kim,
    Assistant Manager - KAMS Connection Programme, Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS)
  • Ms Collette Brennan,
    Director, Market Development, Australia Council for the Arts
  • Pn Ramlah Amir,
    Director, Arts & Culture Product Development Division, National Department for Culture & Arts

Moderator:
Ms Freda Liu,
Presenter & Producer, BFM 89.9
10:45
Break | Lunch


14:00
Session 2:
HOW ARTS REVITALISES A CITY
There is evidence of increased importance and a number of local events in different countries.  Referring to Spain, Perez-Diaz comments:
The importance of local fiestas has increased extraordinarily: the number of participants, the variety and range of activities, the amounts of money spend on them…In the last two decades have seen a proliferation of carnivals and fiestas…that have been widely disseminated from their original locations.
The discussion describes about how arts venues, events and festivals can revitalise a city.
Speakers:
  • Ms Nani Kahar, Partner, labDNA
  • Mr Brian Kwan, Assistant Manager – Events, Pepper Events (The Edge Media Group)
Moderator:
Mr Amsalan Doraisingam,
Producer, The Instant Café Theatre Company / Former Festival Director, Balispirit Festival


15:10
Session 3:
WHY SUPPORT THE ARTS? - A CORPORATE PERSPECTIVE
Discussion on partnerships between the corporate & creative industry & what is expected of such a collaboration.  Understand a proposal is reviewed & how strategic decisions are made.
Speakers:
  • Pn Yatela Zainal Abidin, Chief Executive Officer, Yayasan Sime Darby
  • Mr Pun Kai Loon, Artistic Director, Dama Orchestra
  • Mr Azrani Rustam, Corporate Affairs &Communications Director, JT International Berhad (JTI Malaysia)
Moderator:
Ms Meera Sivasothy,
Presenter & Producer – The Bigger Picture, Bfm 89.9

16:55
Performance

17:00
Special Session 1:
CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP (recorded)
Mr Farooq Chaudhry, Producer, Akram Khan Company / Associate, Theatre Management Associates


17:20
Session 4 | Breakout Discussions:
TEA NETWORKING SESSION (TNS)
TNS is developed to encourage greater business networking opportunities for the participants - enabling artistes/organisations to get to know each other in an informal setting & discuss specific matters. Each table will be discussing a specific topic. Over the session, complimentary tea will be served.
  • Table 1: International Collaboration
    • Ms Eunhee Kim, Assistant Manager - KAMS Connection Programme, Korea Arts Management Service (KAMS)
    • Ms Collette Brennan, Director, Market Development, Australia Council for the Arts
  • Table 2: Youth Engagement
    • Ms Nurfarini Daing Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, myHarapan
    • Mr Christopher Tock, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Empowering Youth Endeavours (EYE) Project Management Sdn. Bhd.
  • Table 3: Arts Support
    • Puan Ribhiyah Saleh, Senior Prinicipal Assistant Secretary - Policy & Strategic Planning Division (Culture), Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia
    • Ms Cathy Chin, Project Leader, Kakiseni
    • Ms Melissa Low, Investment Manager, MyCreative Venture
  • Table 4: Understand Tax Breaks
    • Mr Lim Am Tong, Deputy Undersecretary, Policy & Strategic Planning Division, Ministry of Communications & Multimedia Malaysia
    • Tax Analysis Division, Ministry of Finance Malaysia
  • Table 5: Regulate
    • Puan Azi Azira Rahmi, Principal Assistance Secretary - PUSPAL, Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia
    • Ms Chan Miew Lan, General Manager, MACP
  • Table 6: Arts Tourism
    • Mr Tony Nagamaiah, General Manager – International Events, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)
    • Ms Rita Irina Wahab, Manager – NKEA Tourism, Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU)
  • Table 7: Arts & Culture Production & Commissioning
    • Ms Shahila Shah, Manager - Business Development, Primeworks Studios
    • *To be advised (ASTRO)
18:15
Conclusion of Conference

18:30
NETWORKING RECEPTION
Join us in a relaxed, informal & intimate environment for casual networking, establishing new contacts & maintaining existing relationships.

20:30
End of day and free evening in Kuala Lumpur, optionally attend Siri Semarak Bangsawan at Panggung Bandaraya Malaysia.



DAY : SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013


09:00
Info Desk

10:20
Performance


10:30
Special Session 2:
THE KOREAN WAVE - BEYOND BOUNDARIES
Discover how Korean Culture continues to dominate the world via its big hits through television dramas, movies, stars & music.
  • Mr Jung Jae-wal, President, Korean Arts Management Service (KAMS)


11:00
Session V:
CULTURAL EXCHANGE – CASE STUDIES
Exchange programmes are of interest to national and international arts agencies in view of potential ‘globalised’ outcomes.  With the aid of new technology and low cost airlines, artists are collaborating more easily across national borders.  What is there to be gained from exchange programmes and how do they help in lengthening the life-cycle of a product.
Speakers:
  • Dr Joseph Gonzales, Artistic Director & Founder, ASWARA Dance Company
  • Mr Phillip Gleeson, Artistic Director, Strange Fruit
  • Ms Mio Yachita, Head of Culture, The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur
Moderator:
Mr Grey Yeoh, Arts Manager, British Council Malaysia
12:15-13:00


Special Session 3:
INVESTING IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY
  • Mr Johan Mohamed Ishak, Chief Executive Officer, My Creative Ventures

13:00
Break | Lunch


14:00
Session VI:
CONTENT MONETISATION – HOW IT’S DONE
We love arts for the unique nature of its physical, actual performance. Technology however is transforming the relationship between artist and audience, companies, producers and places, art and the creative economy.  Is now the right time for us to take our products beyond stage? How do we create a product that sells and increases our sustainability?
Speakers:
  • Mr Hans Isaac, Managing Director, Tall Order Productions Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mr Samuel Seow, Managing Director, Samuel Seow Law Corporation
  • YBhg Datin Sofia Jane Dato’ Azman, Actor
Moderator:
Mr Raymond Miranda, Writer, Story Consultant & Academic


15:30
Debate:
CAN THE ARTS BE SUSTAINABLE? A DISCUSSION WITH THE INDUSTRY
Join the movers & shakers in a debate on where the performing arts industry is headed.  Are the efforts bearing fruits?  Should government subsidise the arts for the arts to sustain itself in Malaysia?  On the other hand, are we simply asking for too much?  What’s working? What’s not?
Panellists 1:

  • YBhg Dato’ A. Aziz Deraman, Working Committee, Gabungan Penulis Nasional (GAPENA) / Former Undersecretary of Culture Division, Youth & Sports / Former Director-General of Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka
  • Dr Fadhlullah Suhaimi Abdul Malik, Director, NKEA Communication & Infrastructure (CCI) Agriculture and NKRA Rural Development, Performance Management & Delivery Unit (PEMANDU)
  • Dr Joseph Gonzales, Artistic Director & Founder, ASWARA Dance Company
Panellists 2:
  • YM Tunku Alizakri Alias, Executive Producer, PAN Productions
  • YBhg Dato’ Faridah Merican, Co-Founder & Executive Producer, The Actors Studio/Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)/Penang Performing Arts Centre (penangpac)
  • Ms Jo Kukathas, Artistic Director, The Instant Café Theatre Company Malaysia
Moderator:
Prof. Dr Mohd Anis Md Nor, Professor of Ethnochoreology and Ethnomusicology, Cultural Centre - University of Malaya

16:40
Performance


16:50
Session 7:
THE NEW WORLD OF ARTS
Journey into the future of arts in Malaysia from the perspectives of the new generation of leaders.  How do artistes/ organisations function in the local/international ecosystem?
Speakers:
  • Mr Adrian Yap, Founder & Publisher/Festival Director, KLue/Urbanscapes
  • Mr Azizul Latif, Creative Business Consultant, Urban Village
  • Mr Muzaffar Mustapa, Assistant Vice President/Editor – Entertainment, Astro Awani
Moderator:
  • Melissa Teoh, Independent Arts Practitioner in Management, Design and Education

18:00
Conclusion of Conference Day 2