Cultural Exchange
Cultural Exchange

Singapore Internationale Recipients

We are proud to have partnered more than 270 artists, arts group, cultural leaders and multi-sectorial partners to bring their work to international platforms in more than 800 projects. Through them, we are able to connect communities and strengthen intercultural understand and appreciation.

Upcoming projects supported by Singapore Internationale (in chronological order)

  • 20 May to 29 October 2017, Taipei, Taiwan: Yeo Chee Keong will be presenting a solo exhibition titled ‘A Beauty Centre’ at Juming Museum.
  • 28 to 30 July 2017, Taipei, Taiwan: Orchestra of the Music Makers will be performing at the Taipei International Choral Festival.
  • 1 August to 26 November 2017, Venice, Italy: Kumari Nahappan will be presenting ‘Rosary’ at Anima Mundi 2017.
  • 4 to 8 August 2017, Pohang, South Korea: Nam Hwa Opera will be presenting an opera piece titled ‘The Painted Skin’ at the 2017 Pohang Bada International Theatre Festival.
  • 4 to 13 August 2017,Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Bhumi Collective will be staging their production ‘Last of their Generation’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • 5 August to 2 September 2017, Penang, Malaysia: Sharon Cheah, Randy Chan, Denise Eng, Goh Yixiu, Lai Chee Kien, Lim Jen Erh, Sherman Ong and Boedi Widjaja will be presenting various works under a group exhibition titled ‘Joined at the Crown’ at the George Town Festival.
  • 9 to 21 August 2017, Taipei, Taiwan: The Sculpture Society will be presenting about 30 works by various Singaporean artists at the 3rd Taiwan International Miniature Sculpture Show.
  • 11 to 26 August 2017, various cities, South Korea, and 27 August to 15 September 2017, various cities, Japan: Daniel Chia will be collaborating and performing with Korean and Japanese musicians in both countries across several venues.
  • 16 to 23 August 2017, Dali, China: The Art Photography Centre will be representing artists Caleb Ming, Ernest Wu, Kevin Fee, Zhao Renhui, Broy Lim and Woong Soak Teng to exhibit  their works at the Dali International Photography Festival.
  • 16 to 28 August 2017, various cities, Japan: Wicked Aura will be performing at the Summer Sonic Festival.
  • 18 and 19 August 2017, Penang, Malaysia: The TENG Ensemble will be presenting various works at the George Town Festival.
  • 18 to 22 August 2017, New Plymouth, New Zealand: Vivian Wang will be presenting ‘Instrument B’ as part of the ‘Oceanic Feeling’ Exhibition.
  • 20 to 31 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia: TFA Lalita Kala will be presenting a work titled ‘Anthar Agni’ at the Shanthanand Festival of Art and the George Town Festival.
  • 23 to 28 August 2017, Namur, Belgium: Arts Concept of Singapore will be performing ‘The Legend of White Snake’ at the 11th International Festival of Theatre for Amateurs.
  • 24 to 27 August 2017, Ipoh, Malaysia: Teater Ekamatra will be presenting a work titled ‘Project Suitcase’ at Causeway EXchange 2017.
  • 26 and 27 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Sugar Rush (under The RICE Company) will be presenting a collaborative dance performance at ChildAid Asia Malaysia.
  • 13 September to 12 November 2017, Istanbul, Turkey: Sim Chi Yin will be presenting her work titled ‘The Rat Tribe’ at the Istanbul Biennale.
  • 17 September to 28 October 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam: Chua Soo Pong will be directing the National Vietnam Drama Theatre to perform ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’.
  • 20 to 24 September 2017, Wonju, South Korea: Dance Dynamics will be presenting various dance performances at the Wonju Dynamic Dance Carnival 2017.
  • 22 and 23 September 2017, Cheongju, South Korea: Dance Ensemble Singapore will be presenting a Peranakan-inspired dance performance titled ‘The Wedding’ at the 2017 Input Cheongju International Dance Festival.
  • 23 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia: Divers10n (under The RICE Company) will be presenting a contemporary dance at ChildAid Asia Indonesia.
  • 1 to 10 October 2017, Yerevan, Armenia: ACT 3 International with Bhaskars Arts Academy will be presenting a performance ‘Rama & Sita’ at the High Fest International Performing Arts Festival 2017.
  • 1 October to 16 November 2017, Jerusalem, Israel: Boedi Widjaja will be presenting a site specific performance ‘Path 9, Shtiya’ at the 3rd Jerusalem Biennale.
  • 4 to 21 October 2017, Niigata, Japan: T.H.E Dance Company will be presenting a dance performance titled ‘As It Fades’ at The Niigata International Dance Festival.
  • 5 to 8 October 2017, Tokyo Japan: The Art Photography Centre will be representing artists, Zhao Renhui, Broy Lim and Woong Soak Theng to exhibit their works at the Tokyo Book Fair.
  • 1 October to 30 November 2017, Andalusia, Spain: Mark Chua will be creating his upcoming film and moving image project titled ‘Autumn in Andalusia’ at The Unifiedfield/el campo unificado.
  • 4 November 2017, Shaoxing, China: Sam Kiang Huay Kwan Yue Opera Association will be collaborating with foreign artistes and performing various Yue opera works as part of the First Global Top Opera Fanciers Festival.
  • 10 to 21 November 2017, Goa, India: Angela Chong will be presenting an installation ‘Spacings’ at The Story of Space Festival 2017.
  • November 2017, Guangzhou, Nanning, China: Chinese Theatre Circle will be performing an opera work ‘Lady Magistrate Xie Yao Huan’ at the 7th Chinese Cultural and Arts Festival and the 24th World Cantonese Opera Festival.

Our past recipients share their thoughts on what they have gained from presenting their works on the international platform.


The international exchanges have allowed local dancers to be artistically exposed to dance in a global context. Being the first overseas exchange experience for most of these dancers, they have gained insights and inspiration through their interactions with international artistes and observations of working processes, which will aid them in their artistic pursuits. Dr Danny Tan, Founder and Artistic Director, Odyssey Dance Theatre

It was an excellent experience sharing traditional theatre with the young audiences at the universities in Italy and Austria. There is so much in common in the cultural heritage of the East and West. Dr Chua Soo Pong, Artistic Advisor and founding director of the Chinese Opera Institute on the performance of ‘Murder in the Garden’, at the International Theatre Festival in Italy, and at University of Vienna, Austria

Because we were from different countries, what they thought of our culture was totally different from what it actually was, and vice versa. The intermingling of these ideas brought about a show that could not have been possible if it was done purely by each country. Chan Sze Wei, Dancer and Choreographer on the performance of ‘All is Divine’, for the Nordwind Festival in Hamburg, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden

Arts for Good

Since 2015, SIF expanded Singapore Internationale to include the Arts for Good initiative. Arts for Good projects seek to share skills and experiences to empower communities while creating greater intercultural understanding and appreciation through the arts. Check out the recent projects that were supported.

We need to work hard and creatively to give our future generation the knowledge and ability to understand and embrace each other. The arts offer a common platform for people to truly connect to build deeper friendships and understanding, all with mutual respect for one another. Esther Joosa, Arts Education Consultant and Director/Founder, Arts of the Earth Learning Hub


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