Sabarina binti Masadi
Director

National Department For Culture And Arts, Kedah,

JKKN Kedah Complex,
Lot PTD 400, Pumpong
05250 Alor Setar
KEDAH DARUL AMAN

Tel : 04 - 731 5930
Fax : 04 - 733 8128

Background

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports was formed on 16 May 1964, after 23 years of operations, the ministry have experienced changes in portfolio and divided into two separate ministries, namely the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Malaysia and the Ministry of Youth and Sports on 20 May 1987.

Kedah Darul Aman State Cultural and Arts Office was established on 20 May 1987 and became the Northern Region Cultural Administrative Centre which covers Kedah, Perlis, and Penang.

The changes of portfolios in the Ministry have created some changes in Kedah Darul Aman State Cultural and Arts Office. Finally on 1 January 1996, the State Cultural Park known as Kedah Darul Aman State Cultural and Arts Office was established and located at Lot PTD 400, Pumpong, 05250 Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman.

The establishment of Kedah State Cultural Park was inspired by Johore State Cultural Arts Park and become a Centre for Cultural and Creative Arts which comprises children arts field, Theatre Arts, Dance Arts, Drawing Arts, Craft Arts and other arts along with intellectual activities in Kedah.

Now, the Kedah State Cultural Park is better known as the National Department for Culture and Arts, Kedah which places two (2) building blocks namely the Auditorium Block and Administrative Block. The facilities are open for use by government and private agencies as well as local Cultural NGOs as an approach towards preservation, exposure, development, enhancement, education and cultivation of culture and arts in Kedah. The infrastructure provided are Auditorium with sitting capacity of Two Hundred Sixty (260) persons, Open Stage, Meeting Room, Resource Centre including Art Galleries and other facilities.
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  • To implement research and development, documentation and publishing, cultural arts coaching, skilled human capital development in cultural arts field, expanding cultural arts, enhancing cultural arts, artistic and production development, and cultural arts promotional programmes;
  • Building effective networking between cultural arts industry players, Government agencies, Private sectors, Non-Government Organizations and cultural arts activists locally and internationally;
  • Providing platform for arts activists involved in economic field through cultural arts activities;
  • Strengthening cultural and arts activities that are appropriate to become domestic and international tourist attractions; AND
  • Optimizing States JKKN organizational functions.


• Cultural Arts Resource Centre

• Department Arts Group (KKJ)

• Excellent Arts Guidance Group (KBSC)

• National Cultural Arts Coach (JSBN)

• Arts Incentive

• Cultural Arts NGOs

• Cultural Arts Activists

• Cultural Arts Gallery
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    • CULTURAL ARTS ENHANCEMENT DIVISION

          • Theatre Festival
          • Dance Festival
          • Traditional Games
          • Mysenibudaya Programme:
    • CULTURAL ARTS GUIDANCE DIVISION

          • National Cultural Arts Coaching Programme
          • Cultural Arts Guidance Programme (KTB/KGB)
          • Excellent Arts Guidance Group (KBSC)
          • Let’s Learn Programmes
          • Coaching Advisory Service
    • PRODUCTION AND ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

         • Arts On Wheels (Mobile Stage) Programme
         • Technical and Artistic Advisory Services
         • Citra (Images) of Malaysia Programme (Morning Exercise and Colours of Malaysia)
    • CULTURE AND ARTS ENHANCEMENT DIVISION

         • Enlivening Noble Values Programme: Cultural Lectures
         • Cultural Aids
         • Arts Activists and NGOs Advisory Services
    • RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

         • Cultural Arts Research Programme
         • Apprenticeship Programme
         • Cultural Mapping
         • Traditional Arts Theatre (PST)
    • CULTURAL AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

      • Cultural Arts Data Collection
      • Malaysian Skills Certification (SKM) / Previous Achievements Recognition (PPT)
      • Engagement Session
    • DOCUMENTATION AND PUBLICATION DIVISION

      • Sales and Marketing of JKKN’s Publication Materials
      • Video Recording and Still Pictures Materials Collection
      • Dissemination of Resource Centre’s Information
      • Collection of Binding Materials
      • Lending Book 
      • Auditorium 
      • Open Stage  
      • Seminar room  
      • Studio Playing/Dance/Music  
      • Art Gallery Cultural  
      • Resource Center cultural arts  
      • Surau Male/female  
      • Public Toilet 
      • Car / Motorcycle parking space     
      • Anak Bukit Palace
      • Alor Setar Tower 
      • Pekan Rabu 
      • Darul Aman Square   
      • Wisma Darul Aman
      • Aman Central Mall 
      • Petron Gas Station
      • Kedah Medical Central 
      • Royal Kedah Golf Club
      • Dragon Flower Restaurant
      • • Visitors can use public transportation by taking ride on buses or taxis from the Bus Terminal and Shahab Taxi with fares around RM 2.00 - RM 25.00

      JKKN Kedah Fasilities

      Administration Block

      Main Entrance

      Auditorium Block

      Auditorium Space

      Open Stage

      Moving Stage

      Surau Male/female