- CENDANA breathes new life and boosts the arts and culture economy of
Kuala Lumpur City and beyond to several states through Art In The City 2021
- An additional 2,500 jobs were created during Art In The City 2021
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 DECEMBER 2021 - Art In The City (AITC) 2021 organised
by the Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) under the Ministry of
Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM) was held since early October
2021 and the closing ceremony of AITC 2021 will be officiated by the Minister of
Communications and Multimedia, YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima TPr Annuar Haji
Musa today at REXKL, Jalan Sultan, Kuala Lumpur.
Tan Sri Annuar Haji Musa in his speech stated, the creative industry which includes
Multimedia, Arts Culture and Heritage has become increasingly important, not only
as a source of entertainment and cultural development, but also has great potential
to contribute to the economic growth. The Government under the 12th Malaysia
Plan (12MP) has recognised the creative industry as one of the strategic and high-
impact industries that will be given special focus.
Meanwhile, Tan Sri Annuar also stated that the Government through KKMM
recognizes the importance of the role of arts and culture for the country, not only
from the economic aspect, but also from a humanitarian point of view. The
rehabilitation and reconstruction of cultural arts activities will indirectly heal the soul
of the Nation and Keluarga Malaysia impacted by various challenges following the
Covid-19 pandemic. In this regard, KKMM invites the arts and culture community to
work with the Ministry through the Creative Task Force to create a systematic
ecosystem so that the country's creative industry can continue to grow, he added.
The organisation of the third edition of AITC 2021 which is also the annual event of
CENDANA has achieved significant success despite having to adapt to new norms
with the support, cooperation, and commitment of 54 partners involved.
AITC 2021 has featured various initiatives such as the Kuala Lumpur Creative
Economy Forum, introduction of Studio C at the CIMB Hotel Art Exhibition, Open
Art Class, Corporate Tax Deduction workshop, launch of TripART collaboration,
KLWKND festival, The Light Project light installation, SENSORii, NCC50
Symposium and many more further development of the cultural arts industry in
order to drive the economic status of the local community.
REXKL is the location of the Sensorium of Inversion/Immersion Art Media Exhibition
(SENSORii) which brings down the curtain of AITC 2021 and will run until 28
December 2021. SENSORii is a digital media art exhibition featuring the artistic
talents of local multimedia artists such as Lim Kok Yoong & KC Tan, Wee Jia Foong,
FLUX 28 and Ashly Nandong & Azarikh Amran, accompanied by music composed
by Ahmad Muriz Che Rose.
Curated by an internationally renowned art curator, Yap Sau Bin works with the
technical expertise led by Melissa Teoh. SENSORii reveals the reality of daily city
life in an urban context as well as inhabited places and environments and spaces
inhabited by artistic techniques and technological diversity.
CENDANA is committed to continuing to excel in initiatives to drive Malaysia's arts and
culture economy and strive to make Malaysia a regional arts and culture destination.
This is particularly important in the Government's efforts to reopen the country to tourist
arrivals, raising the profile of local artists and promote the talent of the industry
Corporate Communication Unit
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CENDANA (Cultural Economy Development Agency) was officially launched on 6
September 2017 to shape a vibrant, sustainable, and ambitious cultural economy
for Malaysia, further raising the profile of Malaysian arts and culture to help form
the identity of Malaysia as an arts destination and strategically place Malaysia on
the global stage. It is supported by the Malaysian Government through MyCreative
Ventures Sdn. Bhd. (a wholly owned company of the Minister of Finance
Incorporated) and reports to the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia. Log
on to www.cendana.com.my for details.
MyCreative Ventures is a Government investment arm launched in September
2012 to spur the Malaysian creative industry via strategic and innovative funding.
Find out more via www.mycreative.com.my .