BREAKING: ArtsFAS 2022 reopens grant for Malaysia’s arts & culture events!

Back by popular demand, artists urged to apply for up to RM250k in funding by 30 Nov 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Nov 2022 – For a limited time, Yayasan Hasanah, a foundation of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, has reopened grant applications for Arts for All Seasons (ArtsFAS) offering up to RM250,000 for each eligible applicant. Upon confirmation of eligibility, the application period closes on 30 November 2022.

The ArtsFAS 2022 grant is open to all arts, culture, and heritage organisations in Malaysia. To qualify, the proposed public event or showcase must be organised on or before 31 December 2022.
Providing a platform to showcase Malaysia’s preserved and conserved arts, heritage, and culture via public events, ArtsFAS aims to educate the younger generation and the larger community through technology, knowledge exchange and art events, as well as conservation through activation, while making arts accessible for all.

To date this year, Yayasan Hasanah has awarded grants amounting RM3 million to 26 arts, culture and heritage organisations through the ArtsFAS 2022 grant in support of revitalising the creative economy. Through the grants, 1,000 arts, culture and heritage practitioners are expected to benefit from economic opportunities while treating Malaysian audiences to an exciting series of arts and cultural experience.

Ongoing now until till year end, ArtsFAS 2022, jointly managed with the Ministry of Finance, supports over 50 performances, theatrical productions, workshops, exhibitions, webinars, ensemble performances, and other events, orchestrated in the Klang Valley as well as nearly all Malaysian states. Last year, the impact-based foundation contributed RM1.68 million through the ArtsFAS 2021 grant.

Yayasan Hasanah Managing Director and Trustee, Dato’ Shahira Ahmed Bazari said “Yayasan Hasanah continues to support the Malaysian arts, heritage, and culture scene and this year, we are looking to distribute a much larger amount for even more impact-based projects and initiatives by our partners through ArtsFAS, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance. We look forward to having fresh applicants who need support for their performances, exhibitions and even art demonstrations which will be showcasing our rich multicultural legacy across the country for all Malaysians alike.”

Submissions for the ArtsFAS grant must reflect the activities to be proposed, list clear objectives and have a detailed budget on how the funding will enable the project to meet its objectives.

For the full criteria and details on how to apply, visit