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 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.
Duration of residency
Minimum 1 month.
Rimbun Dahan has various types of accommodation for artists according to needs and availability. All accommodation for artists at Rimbun Dahan includes access to a fully-equipped private or shared kitchen, and all accommodation is fan-cooled, not air-conditioned. more info: http://rimbundahan.org/architecture/accommodation-for-artists/
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
We are open to visual artists, dancers, choreographers, writers, art managers, curators and researchers. With the fee, we provide workspace and accommodation in a serene garden setting with opportunities for self-driven workshops/openstudios and presentations.
Studio / Workspace
Rimbun Dahan has six artist studios (best suited for visual art but can be used as workspaces for writers and researchers), one dance studio, and five empty desks in the office and artist lounge where our Arts Manager works. All of our studios, much like nearly all of our buildings and rooms, are at least partially open air, and some (like the Guest House studios) do not have the capacity to be fully enclosed. more info: http://rimbundahan.org/architecture/artist-studios-workspaces/
Fees and support
RM4,000 – RM6,000 per month
Expectations towards the artist
Please send your CV/biodata along with desired dates for and duration of residency to: Mr Nadhir Nor (Interim Arts Manager) at email@example.com