ECAiR provides an art-free environment with very little contemporary art distractions. An unique atmosphere for artists, writers and performers to be in an entirely new environment with unlimited space of freedom physically, mentally and aesthetically. At the end of ECAiR program, participants will have the options to exhibit their artworks in Kuala Lumpur or Penang (two famous art districts in Malaysia), to conduct public lectures or talks at local institutions, OR none of the above but to write about their ECAiR residency experience. ECAiR aims to bring ART to the next level.
ECAiR welcomes artists to a sub-urban yet multifaceted tranquil environment. KUANTAN
, is a developing small town located in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, in the largest Pahang state of the Peninsular Island, offering a true local Malaysian experience surrounded by rainforest and refreshing crystal clear island beaches. Unlike the capital city Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan offers a peaceful getaway from hectic lifestyle where culture will be a big part of your experience, you can cycle around the town, visit the famous flora and fauna just miles away, tasting the very affordable traditional cuisines and most importantly, getting inspirations on your own sweet time, as well as new ideas for your upcoming artworks.
Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the commercial and advanced art society, ECAiR offers a unique experience to provoke new ideas in an unusual sub-urban ambiance, where contemporary art is still very new. Participating in ECAiR allows you to experience the multicultural, multiracial, multi-religion and multilingual Malaysia has to offer, in addition to a calm, serene and soothing atmosphere of a small local fishing town.
ECAiR welcomes local and international applicants.