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Rimbun Dahan is set on fourteen acres outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The compound of Rimbun Dahan is a centre for developing traditional and contemporary art forms. It features buildings designed by Hijjas Kasturi, as relocated heritage houses, in an indigenous garden environment. Rimbun Dahan provides accommodation, studio space and limited financial support for visual and performing artists, mostly from Australia and the Southeast Asian region (consisting of the countries of Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Burma, Laos and Cambodia).


The Goethe-Institut Malaysia organizes a wide spectrum of acitivites in contemporary German culture in cooperation and exchange with Malaysian cultural partners. The language department offers German language courses, international examinations and in-service seminars for teachers and lecturers of German at secondary and tertiary levels.

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. It promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. It conveys a comprehensive image of Germany by providing information about cultural, social and political life in our nation. Its cultural and educational programmes encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement. They strengthen the development of structures in civil society and foster worldwide mobility.


Res Artis is an association of over 550 organisations and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

Since 1993, through the volunteer efforts of the Board of Directors and countless partners and friends, Res Artis has grown to become the largest network of its kind, promoting the role of artist residencies as a vital part of the contemporary arts world, stimulating the creative development and mobility of artists, and furthering intercultural understanding. Res Artis provides a critical forum for residency organisations, convening international meetings and conferences where the exchange of ideas, practices and creative models test cultural assumptions and stimulate participants to open their institutions to new ways of creative interactions between the local and the global. Res Artis is promoting an understanding of the catalytic role that artist residencies play for cultural exchange, the development of the arts and artists’ mobility.