"In its initial years, we branded George Town Festival with the intention to put it on the world map of festivals. Since 2014, we have focused on giving the community accessibility to the arts, offering world class shows at affordable prices and keeping a majority of events free"
We believe that arts should be accessible to the community irrespective of economic, racial and social divisions. The mission for Arts for Humanity would be to help bridge the gap by providing:
- An accessible platform to the arts for all
- A connection between educational experts, aspiring artists and practitioners of the arts
- A platform through which artists and practitioners in the creative industry can showcase their work
To create or facilitate events, projects and funds, under the following initiatives:
- Breaking barriers
- Community engagement
- Development of talent
Since its inception in 2010, George Town Festival has strived to create opportunities for everyone to experience international art and culture. With many free shows and affordably priced tickets, the festival has attempted to make the arts accessible to all. This will hopefully encourage the local community to value the arts, overturn their prejudices and realise that as human beings, we are all innately the same.
The festival has been giving out free student and community tickets for GTF shows in the past few years in hopes of using the arts to build bridges over differences and bring together a strong and united local community. In 2015, we took theinitiative a step further by launching the Arts for Humanity project. Through this project, we look forward to raising funds from the public to nurture the arts and upcoming artists.
Anyone wishing to support this cause may donate USD1 or more to the project. The funds collected this year will be used to fund even more student and community tickets for GTF shows as well as organise educational workshops and clinics.
Thank you to all donors who have given generously to the Arts for Humanity project.
In addition to individual contributions, we have also received sponsorship of community tickets from the following organizations which have contributed to over 1000 community tickets in 2016.
- Yayasan Hasanah
- Silk Air
- Edison Hotel
Individual donations received to date will be channeled to the purchase of community tickets for our 2017 highlight shows.
To join in this programme, email or call:
- $10,000 USD (approx. RM45,000*)
- Fundraising Period: June - August 2017
- $16,000 USD (approx. RM72,000*)
- Fundraising Period: 2017/2018
- $55,000 USD (approx. RM250,000*)
- Fundraising Period: 2018
Arts for Humanity also aims to provide grants of RM300,000 each to 5 ASEAN performing arts groups to produce performances that will make their debut at GTF in the next few years.
- $333,300 USD (approx. RM1,500,000*)
- Fundraising Period: 2018