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)

  • 4 May to 11 June 2018, Brussels, Athens and Amsterdam: Ho Tzu Nyen will be presenting ‘One or Several Tigers’ at Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Fast Forward Festival and Holland Festival.
  • 14 to 20 May 2018, Henan, China: Mascots and Puppets Specialists will be presenting ‘The Lost World of Dwarka’ at One Road One Belt Countries (SEA) Theatre Showcase.
  • 14 to 20 May 2018, Henan, China: Nam Hwa Opera will be presenting ‘Painted Skin’ at One Road One Belt Countries (SEA) Theatre Showcase.
  • 16 to 21 May 2018, Tokyo, Japan: The Rice Company will be performing at ChildAid Asia Japan 2018.
  • 31 May to 5 June 2018, Busan, South Korea: Maya Dance Theatre will be presenting ‘Anwesha’ and ‘Pancha’ at Busan International Dance Festival 2018.
  • 10 to 19 June 2018, Adelaide, Australia: Dance Ensemble Singapore will be performing The Wedding.
  • 8 to 13 July 2018, Adelaide, Australia: Stephanie Burridge and Yarra Ileto will be presenting ‘A Sense of Place’ at Adelaide Dance Festival.
  • 22 July to 27 August 2018, Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Ramesh Meyyappan Productions will be presenting ‘Off Kilter’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
  • 5 to 9 September 2018, London, United Kingdom: Access Path Productions will be performing ‘And Suddenly I Disappear… The Singapore-UK 'd' Monologues’ at the Unlimited 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


14 July 2017
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