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Krishen Jit Astro Fund 2010

Posted by on Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 at 4:20 PM. Filed under: News

The Krishen Jit ASTRO Fund has been created by ASTRO to encourage and support creative work in Malaysia.  One of the main objectives of Krishen’s pioneering work was celebrating original Malaysian creativity in as varied and alternative ways as possible in all the areas of the arts.

His groundbreaking theatre practice straddled and brought together a wide range of contrasting spheres, producing projects that were inter-disciplinary, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and experimental.  Negotiating between academia and practice, tradition and contemporary pop culture, Hollywood and Bollywood, the mainstream and the marginalized, Krishen’s work articulated a Malaysian identity that was ever evolving and encouraged practitioners and audiences to reflect on their lives and societies.

This is the spirit of the Krishen Jit ASTRO Fund.

Once again, in 2010, the fund will give out grants ranging from RM5,000 to RM20,000 for :

Experimental productions
Research and documentation
Creating new work in music, dance, theatre, writing, film, visual/performance art

The Krishen Jit ASTRO Fund will try to be inclusive, but work sited in Malaysia will be given preference.  All arts practitioners in Malaysia are eligible to apply.  The fund will be managed by Five Arts Centre and ASTRO.

The selection panel for awarding the grants shall comprise:

Dato’ Norliza Rofli – Director, Department of Culture and Arts, Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture, Malaysia
A representative from ASTRO.
Leow Puay Tin – Head, Department of Performance & Media, Sunway University College.
Ravi Navaratnam – Five Arts Centre
Mac Chan – Five Arts Centre

Application Procedure – please read carefully

1.  You may apply in English or Bahasa Malaysia.
2.  Please keep your application limited to material that directly supports your application and our understanding of your work.
3.  Your completed application with all information (including CV) should not exceed 10 pages.  Each application should have only one project proposal.
4.  Please use Times New Roman, point size 11 in your application.
5.  You must complete all sections of the application form. Please follow the order given. Applications that do not follow the required format will be rejected.
6.  The selection panel reserves the right to call applicants for interview should the need arise.


For further information, list of past grantees, application guidelines and application form, please click here.

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