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)

  • 15 December 2017 to 1 March 2018, Shenzhen, China: Post Museum will be presenting ‘Learning Amongst Trees’ at the 7th Bi-City Biennale for Urbanism Architecture.
  • 29 December 2017 to 7 January 2018, Golden Bay, New Zealand: Mantravine will be performing works from their album ‘Arambha’ at the Twisted Frequency Festival and other independent gigs.
  • 31 January to 14 February 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia: softWALLstuds will be presenting a solo exhibition titled ‘In a hard place, apply soft pressure’ at Cementi.
  • 3 to 9 February 2018, New Delhi, India: Sculpture Society will jointly exhibit with Indian sculptors at the opening of Art Spice Gallery.
  • 17 to 23 February 2018, Brisbane, Australia: T.H.E Dance Company will be performing ‘Pure’ at the Brisbane-Singapore Evening at Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance, and the Australian Performing Arts Market.
  • 26 February to 1 March 2018, Balogna, Italy: Act 3 International will be performing ‘Archipelago’ at the International Festival of Theatre and Culture for Early Childhood.

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


14 July 2017
Celebrating an Inclusive World through the Arts

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Shaping Perspectives and Enabling Opportunities for an Inclusive Society

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28 December 2017
Minister Yaacob Ibrahim’s Visit to Water for Life Project in Siem Reap

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4 September 2017
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