Celebrating an Inclusive World through the Arts

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is honoured to have received the Patron of the Arts Award 2017 for the sixth consecutive year. We share this achievement with our partners, donors, Citizen Ambassadors and international friends who have collaborated with us in the field of arts to build a better world.

Patron of the Arts 2017 award

The Patron of the Arts 2017 award, by the National Arts Council, recognises organisations and individuals who have contributed significantly towards the development of the arts.

Through our many arts programmes, we have brought Singaporeans and the international community together for social good. Since 2000, our programmes have enabled more than 270 artists and arts groups to present their artworks in some 50 countries.

Among our latest initiatives is the Artists for a Better World  (ABW) programme, aimed at growing the Arts for Good ecosystem which harnesses the power of arts and culture to create positive social change. This edition of ABW explores how emerging professionals from the arts and social sector with an interest in using the arts for good can work with people with disabilities. This programme equips participants with the necessary skills to work with vulnerable communities, manage projects for greater social impact and connect with different stakeholders from the community.

The SIF also celebrates the work of Singaporean and global artists, cultural leaders, and partners from diverse sectors harnessing the power of the arts and culture to create positive social change through our biennial DiverseCity publication. The latest edition DiverseCity, features the work of 274 artists from September 2014 to September 2016 across 119 cities in 35 countries. 

A glimpse of some of the programmes that the SIF has run in the past year that harnesses the power of the arts for social impact. (Clockwise from top) Empowering Communities through Arts Education in India, CHAIRITY, Arts and Design Against Cancer in Indonesia, Art of Sustainability in China and the Arts & Disability Forum 2017 in Singapore.

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24 June 2020
Singapore And South Korea Exchange Insights On The Impact And Challenges Of COVID-19

A webinar co-organised by the Singapore International Foundation and the Korea Foundation highlighted the importance of partnerships to address the current pandemic.

26 May 2020
Gift A Song Project Invites You To Spread Cheer And Uplift Spirits Through Music Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

This Arts for Good (A4G) project by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) commissions homegrown artistes to belt out our favourite song covers as a gift to someone we care about.

24 June 2020
500 Appreciation Cards, 500 Care Packets, One Big-hearted Community - An Arts For Good (A4G) Initiative For Outram Community Hospital

Rallying the support of the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) A4G Fellowship community, Alumni Fellow and Citizen Ambassador (CA) Sherry Soon, alongside her organisation, Be Kind SG, prepared appreciation cards and care packets for staff...

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Gift A Song

#GiftASong is a campaign in support of livelihoods disrupted during #COVID19 and an initiative to uplift spirits through songs in these trying times. Local musicians from Singapore have been busy recording song dedications from home for their...

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