Borak Arts Series 2017: Power, Education, Arts

Artists have often used the arts as peaceful but powerful tools to express concern with the way things are as well as a way to contribute to building a better world. Though the arts are generally perceived as intrinsic to the well being of communities, there is also belief that freedom of expression also has repercussions. Arts and culture is an inevitable force to leverage on to educate and bring people together. What does the future hold for us? Is artistic and cultural resistance negotiable? Can the arts educate power and can power unleash the force of the arts?

The Borak Arts Series (BAS) is an annual arts conference for creative practitioners and business leaders. Here they gather to discuss new and upcoming projects, as well as local and international policy and trends. In this way, BAS hopes to break boundaries and encourage collaboration between practitioners, and the public and private sectors.

Date/Time
14/10/2017 - 15/10/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue
mapkl

Address
Level G2, Block A5, Solaris Dutamas, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 KL

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Programme Schedule:

(DAY 1) SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 2017

09:00 – Registration & Info Desk

09:45 – Welcome Remarks
• Brian Johnson Lowe | Co-Founder & Director | My Performing Arts Agency

10:00 – Performance I

10:15 – Keynote Address I
ARTS AND CULTURE ARE ESSENTIAL FOR CONFLICT RECOVERY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOMENT
• Arn Chorn-pond | Founder | Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) (Cambodia)

10:50 – Session I
ARTS & CULTURE EDUCATION: YESTERDAY & TOMORROW
• Moderator | Dr. Mary Susan Philip | Associate Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | University of Malaya (Malaysia)
• Suon Bunrith | Education Program Manager | Cambodian Living Arts (Cambodia)
• Dr. Joseph Gonzales | Head of Academic and Contextual Studies in Dance and MFA Coordinator (Dance) | The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Malaysia/Hong Kong)
• Dr. Takuya Kaneda | Professor of Art Education | Otsuma Women’s University & Coordinator of Kids’ Guernica International (Japan)

12:00 – Lunch break

13:00 – PERFORMANCE II

13:15 – Session II
POLITICS, ACTIVISM AND THE ARTS
• Moderator | Angela M. Kuga Thas | Co-founder | KRYSS – Knowledge & Rights with Young People Through Safer Spaces (Malaysia)
• Kristopher McDowell | Asia Pacific Consultant for KMP Artists & Program Manager for Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) (USA/Australia)
• Chumpon Apisuk | Director | Asiatopia International performance art festival(Thailand)
• Kok Heng Leun | Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) representing the arts & Artistic Director of 戏剧盒 Drama Box (Singapore)

14:25 – Video Screening
Behind the Stage “The Silent Song of the Genjer Flowers”

14:40 – Session III
Different sessions in Cell A or Cell B.

+ Cell A
IS CULTURAL POLICY RELEVANT TO ARTISTS?
The National Cultural Policy of Malaysia was formed in 1971 to serve as guidelines in designing, formulating and sustaining the national identity of Malaysia in the world. This session discusses whether or not the policy’s objectives are still relevant today and has it effectively achieved its goal since its formation more than four decades ago? What is the true function of a cultural policy: to inculcate the spirit of nationalism and preserve tradition or to serve the artist?
• Moderator | June Tan | Producer | Five Arts Centre (Malaysia)
• Norzizi Zulkifli | Theatre Director & Head of Centre Theatre Programme – Faculty of Film, Theatre & Animation | Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia)
• Elizabeth Cardosa | President | Badan Warisan Malaysia (The Heritage of Malaysia Trust) (Malaysia)

+ Cell B: One-on-one Meetings
(Reservation for a meeting is essential)
• Table 1: Asia Pacific Consultant for KMP Artists & Program Manager forIllawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC) – Kristopher McDowell (USA/Australia)
• Table 2: Australian Performing Arts Market – Zohar Spatz | Executive Producer (Australia)
• Table 3: George Town FestivalButterworth Fringe Festival and Rainforest Fringe Festival – Joe Sidek | Artistic Director (Malaysia)
• Table 4: OzAsia FestivalAdelaide Festival Centre – Joseph Mitchell | Festival Director (Australia)
• Table 5: TPAM – Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama – Hiromi Maruoka | Director (Japan)
• Table 6: World Theatre Festival Shizuoka – Yoshiji Yokoyama | Programmer (Japan)
• Tables 7 – 11: KMP Delegation of American Presenters (USA)

16:15 – End of day 1

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(DAY 2) SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 2017

09:00 – Info Desk

10:00 – Performance III

10:15 – Session IV
PRESERVING VS RESISTING ARTS & CULTURE
• Moderator | Ahmad Fuad Rahmat | Co-presenter of BFM Night School | BFM 89.9 (Malaysia)
• Nadira Ilana | Writer & Filmmaker (Malaysia)
• Zohar Spatz | Executive Producer | Australian Performing Arts Market(Australia)
• Faiza Mardzoeki | Playwright, Theatre Producer/Director & Founder | Institut Ungu, Women’s Art & Cultural Space (Indonesia)

11:25 – Pitchpad ASEAN (Part I)
Pitchpad ASEAN provides a forum for creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects. Up to ten submissions are selected to pitch their new works to a stellar line-up of international festival directors and venue presenters in the presence of more than 170 performing arts professionals.

12:05 – Lunch break

13:05 – Performance IV

13:20 – Pitchpad ASEAN Part II

14:15 – Session VII | Roundtable Sessions
Get all the information you need about specific funders/partners at the Round Table Sessions.

Each round table session lasts 20 minutes and offers a great opportunity to find out all the nitty gritty about applying for these funds or collaborating with these partners. You’ll get practical advice on those tricky things like applying for development grants, upgrading skills as well as have an opportunity to chat with other arts leaders from around the world.

16:15 – Closing Remarks & Closing Performance

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