Today, with the proliferation of social media creating new cultural narratives amongst our younger generation, it feels that we are more and more disconnected with our very own cultural heritage. Cultural assets are perceived as not more than passive artefacts in a museum, mere decorations for special occasions, or reserved luxuries for the privileged few. We are at risk of losing not just our cultural heritage but also a part of our very identity as Malaysians that weaves us all together.”
Recognising this gap, Arts for All Seasons (ArtsFAS) offers an accessible scene for local arts & cultural events, where the arts are truly for all – across all generations and layers of society. Inclusivity is key in ensuring our heritage lives on; both in championing diversity in the art forms and communities we empower, while ensuring everyone from all walks of life has access to enjoy the arts.
Dato’ Shahira Ahmed Bazari, Trustee and Managing Director of Yayasan Hasanah