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The National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) is taking the initiative to provide arts and cultural incentives to artists and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in the traditional arts industry from April to October this year.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture welcomes more cultural exchange programmes with foreign embassies to elevate friendships through the arts and culture, said its minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
It is time to put equality in the arts, in order to portray the actual term of diversity by accepting all kinds of differences in people including those with disabilities, says Australian artist Caroline Bowditch.
Cuba is keen to reinforce bilateral relations with Malaysia in three potential areas for collaboration, notably through cultural exchanges, said Cuba's Deputy Minister of Culture, Kenelma Carvajal Perez.
Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pic) said this was among the suggestions received from the National Education Policy review committee. “We are not going to put our students into Science and Arts (streams) anymore. “In a new curriculum we will implement, we will not only emphasise Science, but also Arts (and culture) because knowledge is one; it cannot be compartmentalised and should be integrated instead,” he said yesterday at the “Open Dialogue on Malaysian Education with Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik”.
The Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry has set aside RM500 million for a Handicraft and Homestay Loan Scheme to support the handicraft and homestay industries this year.