One of the Notthatbalai 2007 art festival publicity materials
According to the organisers ""Balai" refers to a space, place or institution that organizes programme". They believe that artists should organize their own event and exhibition to convey their theme and what they concern. This may be penetrate our everyday life in which it "can be done anywhere at anytime for anyone".
The theme for the festival this year is "Sama-sama", this is also a Malay word which embraces the meanings: same, altogether, synchronize, mutual, participation, neutral, equality etc. Over a period of two weeks, the festival will present activities of arts include: visual art exhibition, musical performance, drama, dance, independent movies and short films projection. Various workshops, discussions and forums are also in their plan.