Open Residencies for International Artists

Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury (UK) with a makeshift easel in her studio, April 2015

Rhiannon Rebecca Salisbury (UK) with a makeshift easel in her studio, April 2015

Rimbun Dahan welcomes international artists (from countries other than those in the ASEAN/South East 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 accommodation (living space and work space) for a monthly fee of RM (Malaysian Ringgit) 4,000, for any length of residency. This monthly fee goes back into the running of the Rimbun Dahan Southeast Asian residency program.

We are able to provide a preliminary offer letter for the purposes of funding applications. We also recommend checking this resource for funding opportunities.

A 50% refundable deposit is required at least a month before the start of the residency, with the balance to be paid on arrival. Payment should be made via bank transfer, or other options discussed prior to your arrival. We do not accept credit cards.

The choice of accommodation will depend on availability. The fee includes weekly/fortnightly room cleaning and linen change, transport for weekly shopping trips for food, administrative support, and free WiFi. The swimming pool and tennis court are available for use by resident artists at any time.

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.

Applications are accepted throughout the year but please send applications no less than one month before the intended start of your residency.

Please see here for FAQs for Resident Artists.
To see a list of past resident artists from this program, please click here.

Application Process

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.