The Marketplace of Creative Arts is the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation’s arts festival. WIEF recognizes the power of the creative and cultural sectors of our global economy and the role that art, culture, and creativity play in the lives of young people and as a means for economic empowerment and social enterprise across the globe. The Marketplace of Creative Arts, as a truly international festival, brings together artists and audiences from around the globe as it travels from city to city for each edition. The Marketplace presents artists in a variety of disciplines and genres and besides the highlighted performances includes workshops, master classes, dialogue sessions, networking opportunities, film screening, visual art displays, interactive installations, and artistic collaboration.
The 5th Marketplace of Creative Arts: “Reviving Traditions”, will be held in conjunction with the 8th WIEF in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. This year’s theme, “Reviving Traditions”, is a nod to the deep cultural traditions of the Malaysian state of Johor as well as the broad variety of artists we have that are either keeping traditions alive through their art or trailblazing in new genres while staying true to the foundation laid by those before them.
The Marketplace will present over 30 creative artists from 17 countries in various disciplines and genres including traditional and world music, independent film, calligraphy, hip hop and spoken word, contemporary dance, and more. More details of the performances, workshops, master classes, films, dialogue sessions, and installation can be found in the program below.
The 5th Marketplace of Creative Arts is FREE and open to the public.
Venue: Puteri Pacific Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
(Next door to the the Persada Johor International Convention Centre)
Please fill out registration fields completely to submit your registration. Once your information has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.
The Organisers reserve the right to amend the programme in the best interest of the Conference. © Copyright World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) 2012. All rights reserved.
More Happenings at the Marketplace of Creative Arts
A space for visual art in various mediums from some of our featured artists including Datuk Lat, Haji Noor Deen, Rina Shukor, Imad, Cufica, and Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic
The Dream Cube
An interactive installation by Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic
The Film Room
A comfortable room with continuous screenings of international short films*
A hub of activity with art, crafts, demonstrations, food and workshops
An exhibition located within the Persada Johor International Convention Centre with visual art and special performances