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Date & Time:Thursday 26 January 2017 15:00-16:30  (Door Opens 14:30)
Venue:DENTSU Hall , DENTSU Inc.(1-8-1 Higashi-Shinbashi , Minato-ku , Tokyo)
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Fee:1,500 yen (General) / 1,000yen (Student) / Free (Member)
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Organizer:Association for Corporate Support of the Arts
Funded by:Japan Foundation Asia Center
ASEAN Partners:RUJAK Center for Urban Studies (Indonesia) | My Performing Arts Agency (Malaysia)

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Tokyo Forum

Corporate Philosophy in Promoting the Support of Arts am Culture
-Future Business and Arts Partnership for Indonesian and Malaysian Corporations-

Association for Corporate Support of the Arts (Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai: KMK) has been conducting the project which is thecontinuos series of implementing research, mutual exchanges and conferences in collaboration with southeast Asian countries; ‘Research and Conference in Facilitating Corporate Mecenat (corporate support of the arts and culture) Activities and Establishing Network in ASEAN countries’. Since its start in early 2015, KMK has conducted the project in Indonesia, Tokyo and Malaysia. In recent years in Indonesia and Malaysia, there have been accelerating movements towards the establishment of intermediate sectors for corporate support of the arts.

Tokyo Forum introduces a wide range of Japanese corporate support for the arts that are deeply rooted in the corporate history and  philosophy, and at the same time, discusses the possible development models of arts and cultural promotion within private sectors in ASEAN countries by inviting KMK’s ASEAN partners in order to encourage the establishment of intermediate support sectors that will  promote corporate support for the arts, as well as to promote multidirectional cultural exchange and collaboration at more practical level.


Guest Speakers: [Indonesia] Marco Kusumawijaya (Director and Founder, RUJAK Center for Urban Studies, Indonesia Timotheus Lesmana (Founder/Chairman, Indonesian Philanthropy Association) Linda Hoemar Abidin (Founding Member / Treasurer of the Executive Board, The Indonesian Art Coalition)


[Malaysia] Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin ( Founder/Director, My Performing Arts Agency) Duncan Cave (Programme Manager of Urban Knowledge, ThinkCity)


[Moderator] Association for Corporate Support of the Arts (Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai: KMK)



Guest Speaker Profile

Marco Kusumawijaya%e3%83%9e%e3%83%ab%e3%82%b3%e3%81%95%e3%82%93photo_marco-o_-erik_615
(Director and Founder, RUJAK Center for Urban Studies)

Marco Kusumawijaya, an architect and urbanist, has been focusing on sustainable architecture, urbanism and arts for the last 15 years. He has been working with communities on arts, architecture, and environmental conservation. He was chair of Jakarta Arts Council in July 2006 – January 2010. He was a fellow at the Asian Leaders Fellowship Programme (ALFP) at the International House of Japan in Tokyo in 2009. He co-founded Rujak Center for Urban Studies in 2010 to promote thinking and practices on sustainability. In 2012 he built Bumi Pemuda Rahayu sustainability learning center in a village near Yogyakarta to house workshops and art residency programs for works with communities and ecological issues, including urban-rural relationship. His architectural works include the Salihara Arts Center in Jakarta.



Timotheus Lesmana
(Founder/Chairman, Indonesian Philanthropy Association)timotheus-pic-2

Timotheus completed his bachelor degree in law (SH) from Trisakti University, then continued his study in Institute of Management Education and Development, obtained his master degree in law (MH) in University of Indonesia. He is currently pursuing his PhD with research about “Modelling Sustainable Partnership for Implementing SDGs in Indonesia”. He worked at Sinarmas Group from 1997-2014 as Vice Director and Commissioner, and Head of corporate governance and sustainability. In September 2014, he became Indonesian Cleaner Production Centre Executive Director. He also manages his own company PT Envirotech Inovasi Pratama. He has contributed his knowledge in the field of environment, sustainable development, and alternative dispute resolution which give him an honor to participate in Indonesia National Leadership Program hosted by Indonesia Ministry of Defense.



Linda Hoemar Abidin lind-pic-jpeg
(Founding Member / Treasurer of the Executive Board, The Indonesian Art Coalition)

Linda started classical ballet in Berlin at the age of three, then continued her dance study in Jakarta and New York. She toured internationally as a lead dancer with Elisa Monte Dance Company. After obtaining her Masters in Arts Administrations from Columbia University (NYC) in 1997, she lectured performing arts management studies at the Jakarta Institute for the Arts. She co-founded Kelola Foundation in 1999 to nurture emerging Indonesian artists and art practitioners by facilitating access to learning opportunities and funds (currently Chair of Executive Board). In 2012 she co-founded the Indonesian Art Coalition in response to the need for a nationwide organization that serves as a hub of knowledge and resources to improve the infrastructure and policies regarding the arts to benefit a wider community.



Azimy Wan Ahmad
(Imagineer@ General Manager, My Perfoming Arts Agency)Azimy pic

Azimy Wan Ahmad has been with MyPAA Malaysia since 2013 where he started as the Communications and Strategic Events Manager.  He has a 9-year professional background in Public Relations and Marketing Communications covering the hospitality, tourism, arts and entertainment industries before joining MyPAA Malaysia.  At MyPAA Malaysia, Azimy has managed and organised several iconic events for the performing arts industry in Malaysia including the fundraising soirée with the King of Malaysia, the Royal Arts Gala, the regional performing arts conference, Borak Arts Series, the creative entrepreneurship platform for the youth community, Borak Arts Youth Series, and many more.  MyPAA believes that everyone, especially the corporate community, has a role in ensuring the sustainability of Malaysia’s performing arts scene to contribute to the country’s vibrancy and shape the creative minds of the future generation.  Azimy’s experience both as a singer and an administrator has assisted him to understand the industry from various perspectives.



Duncan Cave duncan-pic
(Programme Manager of Urban Knowledge ,Think City)

Duncan Cave is Programme Manager of Urban Knowledge at Think City Sdn Bhd, a community based urban regeneration organisation fully owned by Khazanah Nasional, the strategic investment fund for the Malaysian Government.  Think City aims to deliver long term holistic solutions, working closely with local councils, local and international agencies, and various communities, building effective partnerships and enhancing capacity along the way. The Urban Knowledge stream endeavours to provide evidence based solutions through research, publications and piloting of projects, creating a resource centre for Think City’s partner organisations.



Association for Corporate Support of the Arts (Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai: KMK)

Association for Corporate Support of the Arts is the Public Interest Incorporated Association established in 1990, Japan’s only intermediate sector that has been devoting to promote ‘corporate support of the arts’. Corporate support of the arts is the non-profitable participation and support that Japanese corporations provide people and society form sustaining and developing arts and culture. With the encouragement and support by Japanese corporations, arts and culture related organizations, and individuals including our membership partners, the association has been working on the corporate support of the arts from various aspects; such as corporate support survey, grants and funds, certificate and awards, consultations, publishing Mecenat journals, and coordinating forums and conferences; and has continued to undertake the arduous missions till today.

For more info, contact:
Association for Corporate Support of the Arts (Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai ゛KMK″)
Address: Aise Shiba Bldg 8F, 5-3-2 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0014



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