Business Circle Entrepreneur’s Series: The Arts – For Love & A Living


The Arts: For Love & A Living

Making Money From The Arts

Business Circle proudly invites you to join us at the our second Entrepreneur’s Series event.

Meet the movers and shakers of Malaysia’s Arts & Entertainment Industry and learn how you can Make Money From The Arts!

Network with other aspiring entrepreneurs, build partnerships, share experiences and enjoy the company at Business Circle’s Entrepreneur’s Series!

Entrepreneur’s Series is a monthly networking event for business discussions and opportunities brought to you by Business Circle.

Event Details

  • Day: Saturday
  • Date: 15 December 2012
  • Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Admission is FREE! RSVP by tweeting to us or reply in the comment box below!
  • Please arrive by 3pm for registration.



Bilqis Hijjas

Trained in a wide variety of dance styles including ballet, contemporary, jazz and traditional Asian dances, Bilqis Hijjas currently writes about dance, produces, performs and teaches in Malaysia.

Bilqis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from Harvard University, a masters in applied anthropology from Australian National University, and a Graduate Diploma in Choreography at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.

Bilqis is currently the President of MyDance Alliance, a membership organisation supporting dance in Malaysia. For MyDance she produces the popular Dancebox performance series and was also the artistic director of the upcoming MyDance Festival 2011. Bilqis lectures in dance history and criticism at University of Malaya, and writes on dance in the Klang Valley at

Bilqis also directs the dance program at private arts centre Rimbun Dahan, which offers residencies for contemporary dance choreographers. Since 2006, she has produced over 15 dance performances at various theatres in Malaysia including at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, The Actors Studio, Penang Performing Arts Centre, and Fonteyn Studio of Federal Academy of Ballet, as well as the occasional Dancing in Place weekend of site-specific works at Rimbun Dahan.

Iqbal Ameer

Co-Founder & Business Development Director, Livescape Asia

Progressing in his own business is a natural thing for Iqbal Ameer as he comes from a long line of business minded ancestors. Being a person to not just sit around and wait for something to happen, Iqbal became proactive in his years of studying in RMIT in Melbourne. While studying hard for his degree, Iqbal became a promoter for clubs, distributing flyers and marketing the events at the same time. He then moved on to organizing parties for friends and their contacts, while gaining the necessary experience for him to proceed with bigger things in his life.

In his early 20’s, Iqbal was already a proud active shareholder  and part of the founding team behind Biero Bar in Melbourne, which prides itself in introducing the finest craft beer and pairing them with a mouth-tantalizing selection of food. They are also created the Beervault, which essentially able to store any premium bottled craft beer as if it was on tap; and keep it cold and fresh for up to four days. It is a world’s first and no other bar in the world has this technology. He is also Co-Founder and Business Development Director of Kremekart, a boutique ice cream truck that successfully runs in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Taking with him the experience he gained from his side jobs in Melbourne, he then decided to kick start Livescape, one of the most forefront events management company in Malaysia.

Scarlette Lee

Art Director, Core Design Gallery

Scarlette Lee is an art gallerist by profession, specializing in the niche Malaysia Contemporary Art market. She is currently the sought after consultant by various collectors and art enthusiasts alike who desires to look closely into contemporary art investment.

Setting up Core Design Gallery 2.5 years ago in the heart of Subang Jaya, she envisioned the gallery to be the face of Malaysia Contemporary Artists. She has worked on various platforms to promote and develop the emerging, mid career and blue chips artists to be a significant artist in the art scene. Through solid art management she has created the true representation of investment grade artists whose artworks befits the criteria of critical value and museum quality.

By holding strongly to this philosophy, Scarlette has only one main objective that is to catapult our Malaysia Contemporary Art to the international platform to gain that worldwide recognition on its investment value.

Location Details:

The Apartment,

G72, Ground Floor and 1st Floor

The Curve, 6 Jalan PJU 7/3 Mutiara Damansara

47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Additional Details:

  • Refreshments provided (drinks & finger food)
  • Dress Code: None (come as you are)
  • Limited to the first 50 pax to accept this invitation


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