Arts Funding



Videos
The first video sees Fasya Rafrita plucking a few bars from Karna Su Sayang ('because of love'). In the second, Ray Mak plays Asal Kau Bahagia ('as long as you are happy') out on the street, under street lights and with no audience (the present state of musicians?).

Arts Funding
Based on their profiles, Fasya looks to be a hobbyist while Ray, a professional musician. With music events and venues still mainly halted, discouraged or still trying to pick up where they left off, musicians and artists are seeing slim pickings. Fasya and Ray both have YouTube as an additional outlet. Fasya probably gets some pocket money (10K subscribers, top vid 403K views) and Ray could be making more than spare change (269K subs, some 10 vids with over 1M views).

Find out more about Arts Funding during these squeezy times at an in-person meet next Mon (20 July 2020). Note: ticketing says the event, originally scheduled for 16 Apr, is fully booked, Check with the organisers for the latest status or if there is an online broadcast. [update: event has been cancelled, apply direct for funding here: organisations, artists, venues.]