Friday, March 1, 2013
RUMAH ANAK TEATER (RAT) Got a Grant... You want?
Also available are two development programmes aimed at helping to grow the performing arts industry:
1. Mentor-mentee Programme
This programme is for people who would like to stage a production but have little or no experience at doing so.
Mentees receive a monthly stipend of RM1,800 to cover their cost of living during the programme as well as RM100,000 to stage their production.
Mentors selected for the programme will receive a token sum of RM5,000 for their participation.
2. Apprentice Programme
This programme is targeted at individuals who would like to pursue a career in the performing arts industry but have little financial support to do so.
Therefore, apprentices will be placed at a performing arts company until December 2013 and receive a monthly stipend of RM1,800 to cover their cost of living
This is the first time that the government has made such grants and programmes available to the performing arts industry of Malaysia and in order for them to continue, we need to have a lot of applications to show them that there is a need for such financial assistance!
We are also seeking your recommendations for potential mentors and companies to host apprentices in your state (and region).
As it stands, we have many suggestions but most of them are based in the Klang Valley region and most are too theatre centric.
Additionally, if you (and other companies in your region) would like to employ interns or apprentices but don’t have the resources to do so, you can encourage them to apply and state in their applications that they would like to work at your organisation.
To find out more about these grants and programmes, visit: http://grants.kakiseni.com.
The submission deadline for applications falls on 31 March 2013 and 30 April 2013 so we hope to hear from you soon!