INXO Arts Fund 2018

INXO Arts Fund 2018 – Preliminarily Selected Applicants


“The Malaysian culture and arts scene comprises artist groups of diverse interests
and focuses; each with their own set of ideal s and struggles. The path is lined with
myriad obstacles and deterrents, erecting a psychological wall of barrier to
any would-be aspirants and a monumental challenge to
national development of cultures and arts.

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INXO aims to become Malaysia’s premier culture and arts development platform, thus INXO Arts Fund – A Funding Project for Cultural & Arts Creation 2018 aspires to be the launch pad to accelerate broader artistic participation among new, young artistic talents in the region and to elevate artistic practice and production standards for advanced professional development. INXO Arts Fund serves as an enabler and multiplier of cultural and arts development for the young generation and in addition provides funding, conceptual and technical guidance, support and resources.

We look forward to your joining hands with us to discover and unleash the torrents of cultural and artistic uniqueness and diversity which our country is so richly endowed. Encouraging Malaysia’s arts to flourish and blossom.”

Joyce Tang Siam Cheng
Producer, INXO Arts Fund
Executive Director, INXO Foundation


Fostering Aspirations
Cultivating Creations

To foster cultural & arts talents and support realization of arts
aspirations among the young.

Inculcation Capacities
Enhancing Value

To cultivate capacities for creativity and production,
and to enhance creative value in the marketplace.


Malaysian citizens of 18-35 years of age
as of the submission year.

All proposals are required to depict cultural or arts themes.
No restriction on form or style except handicrafts, which must take the form of a physical object.


Quantity of Final Recipient

Ten (10) Proposals

Funding & Resources

• Cash Funding: RM3,000 to RM10,000 each proposal
• Mentoring Resource: Technical guidance, counseling
and crowd funding tutorage



Method 30 Proposals will be preliminarily selected from all qualified entries
Selection Criteria • Originality & Creativity
• Cultural & Artistic Value


Method 30 preliminarily selected Proposals to undergo interview, out of which 10 will be selected as final funding recipients
Selection Criteria • Personal Attributes
• Narrative, Contemplation & Enforceability
1st July 2018, 5pm Application Form & Proposal submission closing date.
Mid-July 2018 Announcement of 30 preliminarily selected Proposals and to undergo interview.
Second half, July 2018 Announcement of 10 final funding and proceed to Production Brief*.
August to October 2018 Fund release and commencement of mentoring, production & crowd funding*
November 2018 Exhibition*
1. Only selected Proposals in preliminary and final funding recipients‘ namelist will be published in INXO website as well as being notified via emails. No prior notice will be given to unsuccessful proposals.
2. *Compulsory participation for the final funding recipients.
3. Refer to Inxo website for updates.
Applicants shall download Application Form from INXO website. Applications may be submitted in English,  the Malay Language or Chinese. When an application is made in a language other than English, a brief explanatory note in English is preferred.
All submissions must be original works and are required to depict cultural or arts themes.
Applicants are allowed to submit multiple entries; however only one proposal shall be eligible and qualified for final funding.
The decisions of the Judging Committee shall be final.
The copyright of the proposal belongs to applicants.
The final funded recipients are compulsory to participate and showcase their works at the Exhibition (Estimate in October).
The final funding recipients should have completed his/her works within 12 months from the Announcement date of the final funding recipients.
The Organizer reserves the rights to cancel, terminate, modify or alter funding arrangement or any aspects of the Project without prior notice.
The Organizer shall be the only and final authority in respect of all information & details relating to the Project. In the event of doubts, information as contained in the website ( shall be deemed the full and final version. If there is other matter, the organizer shall handle it in accordance with relevant regulations and announce it in the website.
A. Scope & Definitions B. Mediums & Categories
• Traditional Arts • Handicrafts
• Modern/Contemporary Arts • Literature & Authorships
(Literary Arts & Art History, Pictorials & Drawings, Photography)
• Performing Arts • Live Performances (Drama, Performances, Dances)
• Creative Arts/ Crafts • Audio-Visual Productions
(Lyrics, Musicals, Documentaries, Drama)
• History & Literary Arts • Community/ Environment-centric Cultural & Artistic Projects
(Public services, Community Care, Environmental Transformation etc)
• Audio-Visual/ Dramatic Arts • Others (Within artistic scope as defined by the Organizer)
A. Scope & Definitions
• Traditional Arts
• Modern/Contemporary Arts
• Performing Arts
• Creative Arts/ Crafts
• History & Literary Arts
• Audio-Visual/ Dramatic Arts
B. Mediums & Categories
• Handicrafts
• Literature & Authorships
(Literary Arts & Art History, Pictorials & Drawings, Photography)
• Live Performances (Drama, Performances, Dances)
• Audio-Visual Productions
(Lyrics, Musicals, Documentaries, Drama)
• Community/ Environment-centric Cultural & Artistic Projects
(Public services, Community Care, Environmental Transformation etc)
• Others (Within artistic scope as defined by the Organizer)

Download a copy of
Application Form HERE.


Submit your Application Form and Proposal before 5.00pm,
1st July 2018 (Sunday)
Click HERE to submit.


Call 016-673 5938 to enquire upon failure to receive acknowledgement after 3 days from submission.

INXO Productions Sdn Bhd
+603-2145 1200 / +6016-673 5938
Lot L1-01, 1st Floor, Shaw Parade, Changkat Thambi Dollah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia