The Krishen Jit Fund was created to encourage and support experimental creative work in Malaysia. One of the main objectives of theatre director Krishen Jit’s pioneering work was to celebrate original Malaysian art, across a range of disciplines, and in pursuit of innovative modes of expression and intervention.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has created profound uncertainty across all facets of life this year, the 2020 Krishen Jit Fund will continue to support the essential work of arts and cultural practitioners in Malaysia during these difficult times. As Five Arts Centre co-founder and Krishen Jit Fund manager Marion D’Cruz has stated, “I feel it sends a concrete message of hope to artists. We are still here. You can still apply. I have absolute confidence that artists will rise to the occasion, and come up with good projects.”
The Krishen Jit Fund (formerly Krishen Jit ASTRO Fund) has supported 64 grantees over the past 15 years. This year, the Fund is supported by ASTRO and Creador Foundation.
In 2020, the fund will give out grants ranging from RM1,000 to RM20,000 for:
The Krishen Jit 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 is managed by Five Arts Centre.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15 SEPTEMBER 2020