How To’s

How To Apply for Corporate Tax Deduction

How To Apply for Corporate Tax Deduction

What you & your sponsors need to know: Under subsection 34(6)(k) Income Tax Act 1967, companies providing sponsorship of domestic and foreign art, culture and heritage activities held locally and approved by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) are eligible for tax deductions. From the year of assessment 2017, tax deduction to companies [...]
How to stage a successful production: Team work

How to stage a successful production: Team work

In part 1, directors Freddy Tan and Fa Abdul listed 4 steps to preparing for your production – that’s why this list starts at point 5. So once your ideas and people are in place, it’s time to: 5.  Create a production calendar to make full use of rehearsal time This is something that most […]

How to stage a successful production: Prep work

How to stage a successful production: Prep work

Early last year, Beat by Beat Press published Putting on a Play: How to Plan for a Successful Production. The step-by-step advice is comprehensive and clear… but is it relevant to Malaysian companies? We talked to Freddy Tan, director of SIFU productions and Fa Abdul of Big Nose Productions, and found that there were quite […]

Tips for theatre directors

Tips for theatre directors

Being a director is tougher than it sounds. In fact, ‘directing’ is only one of many things you have to know how to do. Here, lecturer and director Reuben Cheow provides tips on how to get the best work from your actors and team.   Filmed and edited by Mia Sabrina Mahadir

5 things you didn’t know about… commissioned performances

5 things you didn’t know about… commissioned performances

What does it mean to commission a performance? To the artist(s), it means a chance to showcase their work to a broader audience or stretch their creative wings. To the company or individual commissioning the piece, it can mean a bespoke performance which highlights their sophistication to clients or a pleasant interlude during a company […]

Join ARTERI’s line-up of performing arts gurus!

Join ARTERI’s line-up of performing arts gurus!

If you are familiar with our series of How To videos, we have performance artists from various trade giving us a 4-minute lesson on something. And yes, now we want ALL OF YOU to teach us something too!   If you have any skills, tips, or steps related to the performing arts trade you wish […]

Warm-up exercises for dancers

Warm-up exercises for dancers

How do professional dancers warm up before a rehearsal? In this 6-minute video, Kimberly Yap, principal dancer of ASWARA Dance Company (ASK), shows us her routine.   Filmed and edited by Mia Sabrina Mahadir Presented by How-to Guru Kimberly Yap

5 things you don’t know about… stage management

5 things you don’t know about… stage management

When she decided to come back to Malaysia after nine years in the U.S.A. Melissa Teoh assumed she’d have to give up stage management. “I didn’t think I’d find work in the theatre here.” She’d had no experience in the local scene prior to leaving for the US and very little knowledge about the industry […]