The Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) is supported by the Malaysian Government through MyCreative Ventures. It is an effort announced in the National Budget 2017 by the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak on October 21 2016.
CENDANA’s goal is to build a sustainable, vibrant and ambitious cultural economy for Malaysia. To achieve CENDANA’s mission, CENDANA will have a 5-year strategy for 2017-2022 that is created in consultation with partners, including government, arts organizations and artists, the strategy sets out a vision that CENDANA aims to deliver in collaboration with local and international partners.
CENDANA comprises a range of expertise across artistic practice, arts management, business, management, public policy, governance, administration and community participation in the arts and culture amongst others. CENDANA is overseen by the Executive Advisory Committee and includes the Industry and International Advisory Panels.