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GTF 2024 – Here & Now

“The present is a convergence of past and future, not merely a moment in time.”

“GTF 2024 is powered by the theme ‘HERE & NOW’. The festival promises 10 days of reflection, reimagination, celebration, and transformation. Festival goers will embark on a spellbinding journey of exploration and discovery.”

This July, step into the streets of George Town…

GTWHI & Kerson Media

George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) is the site manager spearheading efforts in safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the George Town World Heritage Site. A diverse group of professionals with different areas of expertise, the team at GTWHI is dedicated to managing, safeguarding and promoting George Town as a sustainable heritage city for all.

Kerson Media Global Sdn Bhd is a Penang-based media and event solutions provider, serving clients across industries in key areas such as media production and event planning. As the new organiser of George Town Festival, Kerson Media aims to cultivate a vibrant cultural landscape in Penang by curating arts experiences that inspire, educate and connect diverse communities. 

Ling Tang

Artistic Director

Chin Teo

Festival Director

Anielle Ng

Festival Producer

Vanessa Howe

Assistant Producer

Fish Lim Yun Xin

Programme Manager

Lee Cheah Ni

Project Manager cum Programme Curator (Visual Art)

Beh Hoong Ling

Project Manager

Nurul Aizam

Programme Executive

Jaslyn Niow

Programme Coordinator

Putticoop (Lian Kian Lek & Hung Man Po)

Branding Designer

Cheah Mi Chelle

Copywriter (English)

Janet Wu

Head of Admin & Finance

Cathfrine Low

Volunteer & FOH Manager

Doris Lee

Head of Outreach Programme and Development

Lim Yi Zhe

Production Manager (Outreach Programme)

Tan Eng Heng

Technical Director

Koe Mun Yoon (Kash)

Stage Manager

Tan Hock Kheng

Event Coordinator

Tan Chun Feng (Wind)

Logistics Coordinator

Mia Yong

Publicist & Ticketing Coordinator