Malaysian Emerging Artist (MEA) Awards

Attention to all undiscovered artists, the annual Malaysian Emerging Artist (MEA) Awards is back and calling for applications! Co-organised by House of MATAHATI (HOM), Galeri Chandan, and Soka Gakkai Malaysia, MEA Award was started in 2009, and from a flood of submissions, five artists – Gan Chin Lee, Mohd Al-Khuzairie Ali, Mohd Bakir Baharom, Samsudin Wahab, and Shaifuddin Mamat a.k.a. Poodien emerged victorious. They not only received cash and voucher prizes, but also a 10-day travel grant to Jogjakarta, Indonesia and a solo exhibition at Galeri Chandan and Threesixty Art Development Studio. Opportunities like these don’t just drop everyday, so what are you waiting for? Details after the jump.

The five winners of this year’s MEA Awards will receive a cash prize, vouchers for art supplies, a 10-day travel grant to Manila, Philippines, and a solo exhibition in 2012, providing them crucial exposure in the contemporary Malaysian art scene.

This award is open to emerging talents below the age of 35 (as of July 2011) except for students. Applicants must submit three works in 2D or 3D in any theme, subject, or size that have been produced between 2010 and 2011. The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2011.

Email digital images of artworks (no larger than 200dpi), along with the artist’s details and information on the artworks to [email protected].

Or, submit post applications to
HOM, 6A Jalan Cempaka 18
Taman Cempaka
68000 Ampang

For more info, call Ms Mimie Baharuddin of HOM at 012 373 6004 or Suffian of Galeri Chandan at 03 2095 3360 or visit