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The International Conference on Applied and Creative Arts 2020 (ICACA) marks the sixth conference after 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015 and 2017. This conference is the flagship event for the Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts (FACA), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) to provide a public space for intellectual discourse that brings together all our faculty members with scholars, artists, and practitioners of art from various local and international backgrounds. In addition, the conference also serves as a platform for scholars and researchers to establish network and relationship with art enthusiasts, art agencies, creative industries, non-governmental organisations, the public, and higher education institutions within and outside the country. Once again, our Faculty is proud to organise the 6th ICACA 2020 with primary sponsorship from PETRONAS Malaysia.



ICACA 2020 Theme


The theme for 6th ICACA 2020 is "The Sustainability and Legacy of the Creative Arts”.

Submission of papers should relate to the topics or issues on:

  • Improving knowledge of creativity, skills, and talent
  • Issues, challenges, opportunities, and innovative ideas in the field of applied arts and the creative industries
  • Creative efforts through branding, marketing, and management
  • Cultural, arts, and heritage management and event management
  • Maintenance, revitalising, and sustaining traditional arts, crafts, and cultures
  • Innovation, activities, and strategies in enhancing the legacy of art and culture
  • Development projects and knowledge transfer which improve the art heritage in communities
  • Sustaining arts and culture through applied and creative arts education
  • Research and development for sustainability in art and community awareness
  • Intellectual property and copyrights

Date and Venue

ICACA 2020 will be held on the 17th - 18th AUGUST 2020 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 


The conference aims to achieve three main goals:

  • To be a forum for educators, researchers, designers, policymakers, implementers, artists, students, and community leaders to meet and discuss various issues concerned with public arts
  • To share insights, discoveries, and new explorations in aspects of research, work process, management, and marketing of diverse genres of arts through journal publications
  • To continue FACA’s efforts as an art school which shows her continued support for art practices through conferences and scholarly research as well as impactful publications






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Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
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