Art and Money: The Economics of Art and the Culture of Patronage

Visual Art Program, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya and Malaysia Design Archive present

Art and money money money:
The Economics of Art and the Culture of Patronage

With Sunitha Janamohanan, Arts Manager and Educator

Date: 5 August 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 5PM – 7PM
Venue: Malaysia Design Archive
2nd Floor, 84, Jalan Rotan
Kampung Attap
Kuala Lumpur

What’s our bottom line? Where do we draw the line? A brief overview of the intersections of culture and the economy, who pays for art/the Arts, and why should they. Also, an invitation to talk about arts patronage in Malaysia Baru. #negarabarutapisistemlama

Presentation starts at 5 PM. Snacks and drinks from 4:30 PM onwards. Come early to be sociable and to get a good spot!


Sunitha Janamohanan has worked in the arts since 1999 with a portfolio that covers a range of art forms and creative industries. She has been an arts manager, curator, producer, venue manager and heritage manager in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia. She has an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University, New York, and is presently teaching in the Programme in Arts and Cultural Management at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Her research interests include community or socially engaged arts practice, and local arts management models in developing Southeast Asia.

Image: Farrukh Beg – Freer Sackler Gallery S1986.230, Public Domain,

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