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.
  • 23 to 26 June 2017, Lisbon, Portugal: LalitAnjali will be presenting choral pieces at the 6th Festival Coral de Verao 2017.
  • 3 to 4 July 2017, Taipei, Taiwan: The Theatre Practice will be performing ‘BLANK RUN’ as part of Scenofest, World Stage Design 2017.
  • 10 to 13 July 2017, Hong Kong S.A.R., China: Rave Harpers will be presenting ‘Pluck & the Magic Banyan Tree’ at the 13th World Harp Congress.
  • 18 to 22 August 2017, New Plymouth, New Zealand: Vivian Wang will be presenting ‘Instrument B’ as part of the ‘Oceanic Feeling’ Exhibition.
  • 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.

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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Arts & Disability Forum 2017

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Citizen Ambassadors

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