Artists’ Residencies

Rimbun Dahan runs a range of artists’ residencies to encourage visual artists, choreographers and other creative individuals to explore and develop their artistic work. Established in 1994, the program has hosted more than 100 individuals who have benefited from the unique atmosphere of Rimbun Dahan to build their own artistic practice. Rimbun Dahan is a member of ResArtis.

Southeast Asian Arts Residency

For artists and arts managers from ASEAN nations only, for residencies of 1-6 months. Providing accommodation and studio space, as well as living allowance and airfare. Applications rolling.

Open Residencies for International Artists

For non-ASEAN artists. Providing accommodation and work space for RM4,000 a month, for any length of residency, with access to all Rimbun Dahan community facilities. Applications rolling.

Residencies for Australian & New Zealand Artists

Rimbun Dahan is a host for the residency programs of Asialink and the Asia New Zealand Foundation.

EU&Me in the pond at Rimbun Dahan.

Dance Residency Assistance

Contemporary dance practitioners in residence at Rimbun Dahan can get special assistance in production for final showings, networking and workshops for the local community.

Residencies at Hotel Penaga

For visual artists from Australia or ASEAN nations only, for residencies of 1-3 months, at the luxury boutique Hotel Penaga in George Town, Penang. Providing accommodation, studio space, breakfast and living allowance. Applications rolling.

Accommodation for Artists in Local Collaborations

Rimbun Dahan can provide free accommodation to international arts practitioners or arts managers involved in collaborative arts projects with Malaysian artists or visiting Southeast Asian artists.

FAQs for Resident Artists

Frequently asked questions from resident artists on accommodation, food and cooking, transportation, and other issues commonly arising....

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Accommodation for Artists

Rimbun Dahan has a number of different styles of accommodation provided to resident artists and other guests according to their specific needs and availability....

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