AFKL Call For Projects 2022 | Visual arts - Contemporary


The contemporary artistic scene in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley is vibrant and hectic, especially regarding emerging talents. As a space and institution dedicated to the promotion of cultural initiatives, and with regards to the endeavors that the artistic sector has endured lately, the Alliance Française of Kuala Lumpur launches a new call for projects for emerging visual artists. Ideally located in an authentic landhouse, the AFKL offers a great exhibition hall directly connected to a café and encircled by a garden. Our goal is to make this space available to artistic talents in order to promote their art, and share their works with the greater public.

It is possible to apply with an individual or a group project. This call for projects aims at building a rich and open programming throughout 2022 in order to showcase the artistic diversity present locally, both in its contents, statements and forms.

Applications will be selected according to their technical feasibility, the artists’ availability and artistic coherence of the project in its written and real forms. The AFKL reserves the right to reject any application which might be deemed inappropriate.

Eligibility criteria

> Profile
Emerging contemporary artists (no age limit).
This is an adult-only call for projects (18 years-old and plus).
Applications from Malaysian and international artists are accepted.

For organizational purposes, artists based in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley will be prioritized.

> Disciplines

Visual arts: painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, mixed media…

> Technical details
The hall is composed of a small stage (circa 12 m2) and a larger space which offers, when combined, 15 meters of exhibition surface in total. It is also equipped with a projector and a projection screen as well as a sound system, which can be used on a case-to-case basis as there are usually classes during weekdays.


Send your application to with the following elements:
→ written biography and project proposal (2 pages)
→ CV
→ copy of ID / passport 
→ artistic portfolio
→ any other material (audio, video, images…) up to 1GB 
→ available dates in 2022
Mention in the object ‘AFKL Call for projects 2022 / First name + last name + project title

AFKL Contribution

Free-of-charge exhibition hall.
Promotion of the artistic project through the AFKL official communication channels (newsletter, website, social media, print). 
Organization of a vernissage.
Technical, logistical and production support from AFKL staff.
Printing of additional materials for the exhibition (according to the needs of each project, at the discretion of AFKL staff).


December 13, 2021 to January 8, 2022 (till midnight, Malaysian time)
Call open for applications
January, 2022
Applications review
End of January, 2022
Finalists’ selection
March 2022 (tentative)
1st exhibition

You have an artistic project but it does not correspond to the criteria mentioned above?
Write to including the following elements: short bio, project proposal, CV, artistic portfolio as well as any other material deemed relevant.

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Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur
15, Lorong Gurney, Off Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra 54100 Kuala Lumpur


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