THE HASANAH REPORT 2022
We must also continue to focus on the sector’s economic viability for artists and artisans who keep our national identity alive and thriving.
Community-focused urban regeneration organisation, Think City, creates cherished spaces for recreation, development and heritage appreciation in key areas of our cities.
An integral part of our lives, the arts is a gateway to exploring and celebrating the diversity of human expression. Hence, we strive for it to be easily accessible by one and all while also promoting the economic viability of the sector.
From facilitating cross-cultural collaborations to documenting heritage motifs, we are committed to supporting a diverse range of artistic endeavours, all of which lead to a more vibrant, inclusive and culturally-rich society.
One silver lining arising from the pandemic is that virtual art performances are commonplace, allowing artists to reach a wider group of viewers. Last year, almost one-third of the audience experienced shows online.
The 2022 installation of Arts For All Seasons (ArtsFAS), a dedicated platform showcasing Malaysia’s preserved and conserved arts, heritage and culture — also birthed during the height of the pandemic — provided RM4.15 million in funds and economic opportunity.
Meanwhile, the milestone of registering the copyright of motifs achieved well ahead of the 2024 timeline has been an encouraging feat on our journey of unearthing and documenting heritage and traditional works of textile art.
Read on to learn more about the Arts and Public Spaces initiatives for 2022.
Celebrating Teochew opera and Kelantanese Mak Yong and Mek Mulung
Learning about Sarawak traditions in the spirit of conservation and preservation
An Inclusive Space for the Differently-Abled Arts Community
A convergence of technology and heritage to present an immersive experience of textile art
Brainchild of Dutch professional football player, the late Hendrik Johannes Cruijff, Cruyff Courts across the globe are safe spaces for children to embark in sports and play
The courts advocate sports as important to the healthy development of children and that no child should miss out due to a lack of space or finances. Here, every child plays free of charge.
Last year, Cruyff Court Kampung Baru joined a league of 6 active courts in Malaysia — 1 in Johor (Cruyff Court Iskandar, Kg Melayu) , 3 in KL (PPR Air Panas, PPR Seamark, Kg Baru), 1 in Lurah Bilut, Pahang, 1 in Mentuan, Kelantan. The long-term target is to build 15 courts nationwide by 2026.
In Yayasan Hasanah’s efforts to create public spaces, the long-term target is to build Cruyff Courts in 15 locations nationwide by 2026.
The arts is for everybody to enjoy and for this to happen, it must first be accessible to all. Therefore, our conservation and preservation efforts largely involve making Malaysian arts, heritage and culture commonplace and mainstream. We must also continue to focus on the sector’s economic viability for artists and artisans who keep our national identity alive and thriving.
Trustee, Yayasan Hasanah
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