Arts For All Seasons (ArtsFAS) is part of a larger effort by Yayasan Hasanah to preserve and celebrate Malaysian Arts, Heritage and Culture (AHC). ArtsFAS was launched in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has greatly affected arts practitioners. At a time when live performances were not possible, it offered an avenue to showcase and honour artists and the local arts by making them accessible, while supporting livelihoods.
Through our support for various shows, screenings, theatre productions, workshops, exhibitions, festivals, and place-making activities, we additionally aim to educate the community and expose them to a broader art movement. Since Yayasan Hasanah’s inception in 2015, a total of 90,559 individuals were exposed to Malaysian arts, heritage, and culture.
ArtsFAS is organised by Yayasan Hasanah in the final quarter of every year, where we work with various collaboration partners to honour our artists.
To further solidify our commitment towards arts and cultural preservation, we have additionally embraced a collaborative tripart or ‘TripART’ between CIMB, Cendana and Yayasan Hasanah to spur the recovery of Malaysia’s arts, cultural and heritage ecosystem that was deeply impacted by the pandemic.
Under this collaboration, the three organisations will spearhead three different initiatives respectively that will each support different areas within the arts and cultural scene.