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If You're A Malaysian Artist, Here's How You Can Get Your Art Featured On Buildings In KL

Time to get your art noticed!

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Calling all Malaysian artists: this is your chance to be featured in a large-scale art project that'll be taking over the whole of KL!

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The Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) is working together with Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) on a project called 'Art in the City'

Art in the City!

We are bringing Art in the City! Calling all Malaysian visual artists - submit your artworks for Art In The City and help us champion Malaysian art. Artworks should contain relevance to Malaysia in contributing diverse cultural expression and allowing engagement with audience by exposing differing perspectives, or foster increased understanding of the arts. Closing date 9 March 2018. Visit http://www.cendana.com.my/art-in-the-city to find out more #CENDANAMalaysia #klculturalcreativecity #artinthecity

Posted by Cultural Economy Development Agency on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

'Art in the City' is an outdoor art display that aims to raise greater awareness on the Malaysian arts and culture landscape. CENDANA is looking for local visual artists to participate in this project and help give the city a unique artistic makeover.

So if you've been looking for an opportunity to show off your artwork, now's your chance!

By taking part in 'Art in the City', you'll also be contributing to the development of Malaysia's arts scene, uplifting the visual imagery and vibrancy of KL, as well as promoting it as a creative city.

Your submission can be in the form of painting, photography, or visual design

Submit your artwork by e-mailing it to [email protected] by 9 March 2018.

Here are all the submission criteria:

  • Must be in high-resolution (300 dpi and above)
  • Include the following details: the name of the artist, whether the artists are Malaysian or of Malaysian PR status, and the name and narrative of the artwork
  • Each artist can submit up to 3 visual artworks
The artworks should also contain relevance to Malaysia in contributing diverse cultural expression and allowing engagement with audience by exposing differing perspectives, or foster increased understanding of the arts.

A selection panel will shortlist all the submissions, which will then be opened up to an online public voting from March to April 2018. The artworks with the most votes will be enlarged and displayed on top of buildings across KL!

'Art in the City' will also include various artsy on-ground events

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In order to further strengthen the positioning of KL as an upcoming cultural and creative destination, there's gonna be cool stuff like mini exhibitions, art workshops, and even an art trail tour.

They'll also be collaborating with volunteer powerhouse iM4U to create vibrant street art murals and impressive art installations all around KL.


CENDANA is an organisation that aims to build and shape a sustainable, vibrant, and ambitious cultural economy for Malaysia

On 6 September 2017, YAB Dato' Sri Najib Tun Razak officiated Cendana-Cendana is tasked to build a vibrant, sustainable and ambitious cultural economy for Malaysia. To demonstrate the power of the arts, the efforts will be focused in Klang Valley in performing arts, visual arts and independent music in small, medium (<500pax capacity) and public spaces. For more information, log on to cendana.com.my

Posted by Cultural Economy Development Agency on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

To achieve this goal, they have a five-year plan which involves growing our cultural economy by supporting local artists and communities, and most importantly, increasing access to art for everyone.

So if you're passionate about growing the local arts scene, don't forget to take part in 'Art in the City'!

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