5 community-based groups that are shaping the Malaysian arts scene

Sabah-based art collective Pangrok Sulap’s woodcut works capture the sentiments of the local community and are often completed with the involvement of all and sundry. Photo: Pangrok Sulap

All across Malaysia Baharu, the collective spirit behind community arts, culture and theatre initiatives cannot be denied.

There are hundreds of groups either making sure that traditional art doesn’t die, ensuring that theatre culture is developed in far-flung places or that community art can evolve into an inspiring force to galvanise not only a small community but an entire nation.

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