How Malaysian arts portals are keeping creative communities connected

The Five Arts Centre’s new website contains the collective’s past, present and future, all pointing to a sustainable virtual presence. Photo: Handout

The past 18 months has seen the Malaysian performing arts and theatre scene shaken to the core. With arts and culture venues shut at the moment, there has been little to talk about in terms of new productions and theatre performances.

Apart from Zoom sessions and talks, it looks like a handful of arts-focused websites have also started to reorganise their virtual content, adding new pandemic-era survival info and helpline directories to aid recovery efforts in the arts community.

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