Sugam Karnatica is an arts education institution which provides formal and non-formal arts and culture education programmes for young people and adults. It is an initiative of Sugam Culture and Heritage Berhad, a registered non-profit organisation, founded in 2003 to safeguard and promote the Intangible Cultural Heritage for sustainable development.
Sugam Karnatica aims to promote various cultural art forms such as music, drama and dance, and finds ways to fuse them in today’s advanced world of technology and modernization.
Sugam Karnatica’s extensive studies and experiences in educating children and youngsters over 21 years have helped us identify the ideal direction for the development of young talent. Children and teenagers require a greater level of care and must be nurtured in a way that sustains their interest and passion at the earliest possible stage. The courses implemented takes into account these factors and also other contributing factors such as the cultural environment in Malaysia which there is a scant appreciation for the arts and in particular classical music. The programmes and courses are geared towards creating students and practitioners in music who are well-versed in their chosen discipline.
The absence of a formal education in Indian Arts and Music will be addressed by Sugam Karnatica’s affiliation with the Annamalai University of Tamil Nadu, India.
Apart from the courses that Sugam Karnatica will offer in affiliation with the Annamalai University, we appreciate the need to produce talent who are well-grounded in every aspect of their chosen discipline – both in terms of knowledge and practice. The outreach programs and workshops that are included in the programmes will help our students in becoming talent which are well-educated – in every sense of the word. Sugam Karnatica has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) with the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India to motivate and encourage students of arts to pursue their passion through systematic and organized examinations conducted in University format.
A community of balanced and refined leaders of arts with vital innovative skills for success in the environment of the future.
To provide comprehensive arts and culture education for the constantly evolving new generation.
Behind every creative endeavour exists a more profound concept. A concept without which any community will shrivel up and die.
The arts remind us of our power to create and innovate.
The act of creation is the essence of our purpose as beings and is essential to our progress as a society.
Imagine what the world would be like if we just stopped creating—and we mean everything, from the development of new dance works to the implementation of new office filing systems.
The clear and unalienable truth is that creation and creativity is everywhere and when it stops, we too, will stop.
Unfortunately, many of us are yet to realise that exposure to arts and culture is not an option – it is a necessity. Tradition, culture and the arts are catalysts that help blossom the full potential of people and communities, and lead us like a magical divining rod directly to our power to create and inspire change.
And its applications are not limited to traditional creative pursuits such as a theatrical production or a masterful painting. Indeed, a child exposed to the arts may apply her acquired skills in creativity and self-expression to develop a vaccine for AIDS or to initiate a revolutionary world policy that leads to a more peaceful planet.
We at Sugam Karnatica strongly believe that the arts are not superfluous to society; instead it is the underlying force that propels it forward. Exposure to arts and culture elevate individuals to a higher place and help develop in them an increased innate ability to multitask, added empathy in work, renewed vision through the lenses of creativity and a constant drive for innovation, amongst other positive traits.
Arts and culture are not only notable, but also crucial tools for a holistic existence, and we at Sugam Karnatica are passionate about leading the way in providing education in arts and culture for the constantly evolving new generation of this country.
To institutionalise the Indian fine arts education in this country
To create Malaysian Artistes of International standards
To create an optional career for the talented Malaysian youngsters
To impart knowledge of fine arts and culture to the masses
To provide creative development for children
To enrich the education system with emphasis on arts education
To promote and preserve the tradition via public performances, shows, programmes, exhibitions, dramas, etc
To promote and undertake any initiative involved with the propagation of the Indian arts and culture