Rimbun Dahan welcomes international artists (from countries other than those in the ASEAN/Southeast Asian region), with or without partners and family accompanying them. This residency is recommended for those looking for solitude, silence and/or space to work. We provide living space and work space for a monthly fee for any length of residency. This monthly fee goes back into running our other programs.
- RM (Malaysian Ringgit) 4000 a month/1000 a week for artists staying in our apartments, cottages, or guest house
- RM (Malaysian Ringgit) 6000 a month/1500 a week for artists staying in our two traditional houses, Rumah Uda Manap or Rumah Penang (option usually reserved for artists travelling with families)
We are able to provide a preliminary offer letter for the purposes of funding applications. We also recommend checking this resource for funding opportunities. Applications are accepted throughout the year but please send applications no less than one month before the intended start of your residency.
Deposit and Fee Payment
A 50% refundable deposit is required at least a month before the start of the residency, with the balance to be paid on arrival before the end of the artist residency. Payment should be made via bank transfer, or other options discussed prior to your arrival. We do not accept credit cards.
Accommodation and Amenities
The choice of accommodation will depend on availability. The fee includes weekly/fortnightly room cleaning and linen change, weekly transport to nearby supermarket, administrative support, and free WiFi in the artist lounge. The swimming pool and tennis court are available for use by all resident artists.
Please note that securing and maintaining valid visas for the duration of the residency is the responsibility of the artist. Artists are also responsible for arranging their own transport for their arrival at and departure from Rimbun Dahan – we recommend booking flights on weekdays during work hours, as navigating your way to us at night can be tricky and might require more expensive taxi fares.
Please see here for FAQs for Resident Artists.
To see a list of past resident artists from this program, please click here.
Please send your CV/biodata along with desired dates for and duration of residency to:
Ms Syar S. Alia, Arts Manager
Artists and arts managers from ASEAN should refer to the funded Southeast Asian Arts Residency.
Dancers and choreographers from ASEAN should refer to the Dance Residencies.