Mentor-mentee Programme

If you’ve ever dreamt of putting a show on stage but didn’t have the know-how or resources, here’s your chance to realise that dream!

Kakiseni is pleased to announce the Mentor-mentee Programme that comes with generous funding for successful applicants to realise their vision as a performing arts production as well as a monthly allowance for the duration of the programme.

This programme pairs aspiring Malaysian performing artists with a local industry veteran who will guide them on their journey to successfully stage a full production. The aim is to help talented individuals develop their creative potential with the guidance of knowledgeable, experienced mentors in the fields of theatre, dance and music.

‘Mentees’ will receive a RM100,000 staging grant in order to realise their idea/concept as an actual staged production.

They also receive an allowance of RM1,800 per month to compensate their living expenses for the duration of the programme.

1) Download the application form. (Right-click on the buttons and choose “Save link as…”)

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2) Complete the form.

3) Attach

  • your curriculum vitae
  • a letter of confirmation from the venue where your production will be held

4)  Email your application to us at

5) You can also mail it to us at

DIKN Mentor-mentee Programme, Kakiseni, L1-35 & 36, Level 1, SStwo Mall, 40, Jalan SS 2/72, 47300, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.


The application deadline is 31 May 2013.

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