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.

Ongoing A4G Projects

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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.

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Wisdom Wellbeing

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.


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See Our Past A4G Projects

Interwoven Threads

Playback Theatre practitioners of diverse abilities from India and Singapore came together to collaboratively explore diversity in performance and multicultural understanding in a series of online participatory theatre performances.
 

In A New Light

In a New Light is an international online contemporary performance collaboration between artists and children in Scotland, Bangladesh, and Singapore to explore their collective voices in the current ecological crisis.
 

ArtSEA

ArtSEA is a digital arts resource package that aims to connect children and youth from different cultural backgrounds and increase access to contemporary Southeast Asian art forms through creative, quality art activities and programming. Download it here.
 

World Wisdom Map

World Wisdom Map is an interactive digital map that documents life lessons of individuals from every country in the world, including personal reflections over the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore the map here.
 

Legends of the SEA

Inspired by stories of courage, hope and resilience, Legends of the SEA is a children’s art activity book exploring the materials, techniques and processes that go into the art practices of Southeast Asian artists. Download it here.
 

 

SAME-SAME

SAME-SAME is an online cross-border dance and theatre production that focuses on friendship. Seven differently abled performers from Australia and Singapore came together and highlighted their experiences living in the time of COVID-19.
 

Stay Home Quilt

Through a collection of quilt patches sewn by individuals during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Stay Home Quilt represents our commonalities in conditions of isolation and fosters a sense of solidarity amongst global communities.
 

Gift A Song

Led by music veteran Clement Chow, the project engaged 16 Singaporean homegrown artistes to record 88 song dedications in English, Chinese, Bahasa and Tamil for loved ones in 16 countries, sending heart-warming messages to people affected by COVID-19.
 

Arts and Disability Forum

Held virtually for the first time, the three-day Forum focused on “Cultivating Collaborations, Increasing Access”, welcoming over 200 participants from more than 20 countries and featuring speakers from Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
 

CausewayEXchange (CEX)

This annual arts festival brings Singaporean and Malaysian communities together for cross-cultural exchanges that showcase all that is unique about our nations on both sides of the Causeway.
 

Sync Singapore Programme

This training programme focuses on the interplay between leadership and disability. Developed and facilitated by UK pioneers Jo Verrent and Sarah Pickthall, it supports artists and arts managers with disabilities who want to make a difference in and through the arts.
 

Music Project at Hope Learning Centre

Indonesia has about 14,000 refugees, largely from the Middle East. Cisarua – a mountain near the capital Jakarta – serves as a temporary haven for most of them.
 

CausewayEXchange (CEX)

Increasingly, the arts are being used as a powerful tool to help patients heal. The transformative power of the arts underpinned this CausewayEXchange event and its Arts and Healing programme held in Singapore.
 

Arts and Disability International Conference

Drawing about 350 international and local participants from the public, private, and people sectors, this event was the third edition of the annual Arts & Disability Forum. Participants took part in discussions about how to harness arts and culture to build an inclusive society.
 

CausewayEXchange (CEX)

Professionals in the arts, medical and social sectors from Singapore and Malaysia came together to explore the role of the arts in the field of therapy and medicine through 2017’s Arts and Healing programme, a part of the CausewayEXchange platform in Kuala Lumpur.
 

Arts and Disability Forum

This event brought together more than 200 participants from over 14 countries. Participants came from both the private and public sectors, and distinguished guests Dr Alice Fox (UK), Myra Tam (Hong Kong) and Ramesh Meyyappan (Singapore/UK) delivered the keynote addresses and engaged in dialogues with the participants.
 

The Kupang Project (2017)

This music album initiative was born out of the 2016 Creative Education Programme that the SIF undertook with Roslin Orphanage, where arts-based activities and skills are part of the educational programme.
 

Arts Therapy Humanitarian Mission

The SIF partnered up with Red Pencil International and Jiyan Foundation to conduct a train-the-trainer programme for 20 psychotherapists working with Syrian children at Qushtapa camp in Erbil, Kurdistan. The programme equipped participants with art therapy knowledge and skills, which were incorporated into their psychotherapeutic approaches.
 

Art of Sustainability

This initiative aimed to promote awareness of sustainable urban living, bringing together a diverse collection of experts and artists from Singapore and Shanghai. Among them were sustainability experts from The Living! Project (Singapore), Fu Jun from the Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Institute Art Museum, Singaporean and Chinese artists, and various subject matter experts on urban and environmental planning.
 

Empowering Communities Through Arts Education

We continued our partnership with SIF’s volunteer Dr Esther Joosa to conduct a train-the-trainers workshop, where 25 social workers from four non-governmental organisations learnt how to incorporate the arts into their care-giving practices for communities affected by HIV.
 

CHAIRITY: Art and Design Against Cancer

The SIF supported Singaporean producer Imis Iskandar in putting together the 2016 edition of this exhibition, which saw some 50 Indonesian and Singaporean artists designing 54 chairs that expressed their understanding or experiences with cancer.
 

Play Me, I’m Yours

The SIF partnered Singapore arts platform The Playtent and British artist Luke Jerram to bring this global art installation to Singapore.
 

The Kupang Project

This year-long collaboration was a partnership with Singapore’s GenerAsia Limited and Roslin Orphanage in Kupang, Indonesia.
 

Unseen: Shift Lab KL

For this series of arts-based workshops, we partnered Singapore artist Alecia Neo and Malaysian arts groups Toccata Studio and theatrethreesixty, to improve the self-expression abilities of visually impaired youths in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
 

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