Our Projects
Arts & Culture
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) supports the development of a vibrant arts community in Malaysia’s multi-cultural society, which includes projects and activities in the performing arts and traditional heritage preservation that promote social and economic inclusion. YSD sponsors initiatives that encourage the  development of arts and culture, and expand the demand for the arts whilst providing the industry with educational opportunities to enhance the knowlege and skills that contribute to the richness of a cultural heritage that is uniquely Malaysian. YSD also supports collaborations that provide platforms to promote local arts and emerging artistes to achieve local and international recognition.

Focus Areas for Arts & Culture:

Sustainability of Malaysian Arts, Culture and Heritage

1. Conservation, preservation and promotion of Malaysian tangible and intangible art, culture and heritage

Arts and Culture Encouragement

1. World-class creative works by Malaysian artistes
2. Providing platforms for emerging artistes

Arts Demand Development

1. Provide access to the Arts
2. Publications, research and documentations

Arts Education and Empowerment

1. Education assistance for arts development
2. Promotion of the Arts for a better society
3. Provide collaboration platforms for improved opportunities

Applications for the one-off Arts & Culture sponsorships currently remain open as YSD strives to encourage the sustainability of our arts industry. If you are interested in a collaboration with us or to apply for project sponsorships, head on to our 'Sponsorship' page.
Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) through a tripartite partnership with British Council Malaysia and the University of Malaya has successfully launched the Hubs for Good programme and online platform to enhance the positive role that creative hubs play as key drivers and catalysts in transforming communities and cities in Malaysia.
iNYALA is Malaysia’s first interactive light art exhibition to celebrate the interconnectedness of creativity and innovation, bringing imagination to possibilities through immersive art, technology and audio-visual experiences.
I think it is safe to say that there would be no ADC today, without YSD’s continuous support. The support of YSD has been instrumental for ADC to be able to reach out to more than 20,000 Malaysians to teach traditional dances over the past 10 years. At the same time, YSD's support had enabled ADC’s full-time dance artists to fully focus on their artistic career goals. Freelance dancers may be able to earn more wages, but the artistic work and productions that ADC has produced was because of our financial stability due to YSD’s support. ADC dancers have travelled abroad to represent Malaysia, participated in prestigious events, exchanges, festivals and many more. Most importantly, these dancers were able to hone their teaching, management and organisational skills.
Yayasan Sime Darby’s (YSD) RM5.5 million commitment over 8 years since 2013 has enabled klpac to channel its resources to reinforce its organisation, improve its business performance, strengthen its financial core and grow its marketing capabilities, while creating an impact on the development of the Arts & Culture industry in Malaysia.
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Last Updated:
16 Dec 2022
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