The Singapore International Foundation (SIF)’s Arts for Good (A4G) Projects
is a programme that brings together artists and different sectors of society
to collaborate on arts-based initiatives for social good.
The COVID-19 situation continues to impact the arts and culture scene globally.
At the SIF, we remain committed in our support towards arts practitioners and their initiatives.
The Arts for Good Project should:
- Connect Singapore and global communities creatively for social good through the arts
- Facilitate active engagement with, or participation by different communities across borders
- Promote cross-cultural understanding, international collaboration, and positive social change
- Feature either digital or hybrid means of production, presentation, collaboration, or community engagement
- Culminate in an online or hybrid engagement component that allows your project outcomes to benefit a wider audience base.
Applications for Arts for Good Project 2023 are now open. Priority will be given to Arts for Good Projects that address the theme of Inclusivity.
Projects that do not address the theme of inclusivity will still be eligible for consideration.
Projects should commence after 1 May 2023 and be completed by 31 October 2023. Successful applicants may receive up to S$20,000 per project. Applications will close on Sunday, 5 March 2023, 11.59pm (GMT +8).
For more information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.
Ongoing A4G Projects
Call To Action
Call To Action is the first online and cross-cultural edition of the Living Newspaper, that aims to engage young people from Singapore, Southeast Asia and Scotland to reimagine a new world post-pandemic, through applied theatre techniques and digital mediums.
Led by SIF Arts for Good Fellow Clara Bloomfield (Scotland) of Collision Theatre, SIF Arts for Good Fellow Shaza Ishak, Khairina Khalid and Rizman Putra (Singapore) of Teater Ekamatra, a group of young people from Scotland and Singapore create digital editions of The Living Newspaper focusing on their own realities. The first two editions explore ‘the power-laden relationships’ between self and society within their countries. Through reflection and deliberation, these young participants critically considered the lived experiences through their stories, and what they want to leave the viewer with through their digital living newspapers, as their Call To Action.
Read it here.
The Wisdom Wellbeing Project hopes to provide people with accessible tools and perspectives from thought-leaders, experts and educators to cultivate, nurture and sustain positive mental health. The project creates and curates meaningful resources to help cope with mental wellbeing challenges, especially in the COVID-19 era, through dialogue and participation.
These resources included virtual and interactive workshops, online conversations, a social media campaign and 10 care packages or toolkits curated on different themes, co-curated with mental health experts, counsellors, art therapists, artists, thinkers, educators and storytellers.
Led by SIF Arts for Good Fellow Deepak Ramola and his team from Project Fuel in India, four art therapists from Singapore facilitated workshops on Reconnecting with Self and Refueling Creativity, and curated care packages on themes such as creativity, self-love and care for caregivers. These digital toolkits were illustrated by Singaporean artist Loh Chi En Deborah.
Download the digital care packages here.
Hear from Our A4G Projects Participants
“Singaporean artists have great concern for society and a deep understanding of what sustainable development means for cities. I will integrate the concept of environmental protection into my future artworks and make further efforts to strengthen my social function as an artist.”
Mr Du Haijun
Participating Artist, Art of Sustainability
“It’s been a pleasure to work with Indonesian and Singaporean friends such as Nita Aartsen, Clement Chow, Ivan Nestoman and the Singapore International Foundation through Songs from the Heart of Kupang. We had worked together in 2016 to introduce arts-based activities into the educational programme of the Roslin Orphanage in Kupang. Our warm-hearted friends took the project a step further by creating a music album to raise funds for the children of Roslin Orphanage. Everyone at Roslin is thankful to be part of this celebration of cross-cultural friendships for good!”
Mr Budi Soehardi
Partner, Roslin Orphanage, The Kupang Project
“Singapore and Malaysia share many cultural similarities that can help inspire cross-cultural exchanges and foster greater ties between the two countries. Art is universal. Increasing collaborative efforts between artists will nurture trust and result in long-lasting relationships.”
Ms Gurpreet Kaur Kalsi
Participating Music Therapist, CausewayEXchange
See Our Past A4G Projects
In A New Light
World Wisdom Map
Legends of the SEA