Inviting artists to join virtual art residency

KUCHING: Haus Kch will host virtual art residency programme to help Malaysian artists that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The creative community hub’s “K[otak]ku” programme is to encourage experimentation and innovation in artistic creation and support career sustainability through capacity-building in self-management and documentation skills.

The programme is supported by the Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana) and the Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC).

Haus Kch’s executive director Syed Rusydie Syed Habib, said this is the first time the hub delved into digital space for creativity and help local artists to continue creating their artworks.

“We urge visual artists to join this programme so that we can assist with developing their work etiquette while making Malaysian art history at the same time,” he said.

“Through documenting the process of their artwork in photos and video, the residency hopes to foster good documentation ethics and it will be part of each artist’s residency outcome,” he added.

This first iteration of K[otak]ku is a one-month, funded, stay-at-home virtual art residency for 12 selected emerging visual artists which will culminate in a virtual art exhibition and complementary public activities hosted by the artists.

Selected artists will receive funding up to RM1,100, mentorship on documentation skills and time and budget management skills.

The virtual residency will start from 17 Feb until 17 Mar 2021. During the virtual residency, artists will receive mentorship on documentation skills as well as time and budget management. The virtual exhibition will be happening on 22 Mar until 18 Apr 2021.

Applications for all emerging artists are still open and its closing date will be on 25 Jan.

Interested artist who want to apply for the selection, go to