Singapore International Foundation’s (SIF) annual DiverseCity showcase celebrates the breadth and global reach of Singapore art, and the collaborations and friendships between local and global artists.
This multidisciplinary showcase is the culmination of the foundation’s programmes in 2012 for connecting communities through art.
At the heart of DiverseCity are 108 projects by 92 Singaporean artists and arts groups that were presented in 91 cities of 34 countries in 2012. Supported by SIF’s Singapore Internationale grant, these cultural ambassadors shared insights into Singapore with global communities through exhibitions, performances, and artistic collaborations. For the full artist listing click here.
This year’s showcase also features the collaboration between Singaporean Genevieve Chua and Briton Emma Critchley under the bilateral SIF-British Council Artist-in-Residence exchange (AiRx) programme and the multilateral Project Glocal – a cross-cultural exploration of Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore involving 30 artists from these four cities, driven by SIF programme alumna Dayang Yraola (the Philippines).
Another highlight of DiverseCity is Arts Connection, which harnesses the power of the arts for social and community development. Featured is Little by Little, a collaboration between SIF and the Little Arts Academy that involves the international community in art and cultural exchanges to enrich the lives of youths in Singapore. Also featured are art therapy projects in India and a product design initiative in Cambodia, as well as The Everyday Revolution, a social enterprise launched in 2012 by SIF Young Social Entrepreneurs programme alumna Sophia Tan which promotes artworks by special-needs artists.
The exhibition will run from 16 November to 2 December 2012 at Singapore Art Museum at 8Q.