It takes a community to build community — Bridging partnerships for a common cause


It takes a community to build community — Bridging partnerships for a common cause

We work with stakeholders across different disciplines and sectors, leveraging on a wide range of resources and expertise to create impact and lasting value. Here are some of our partners – both past and present.

ArtsWok Collaborative Limited is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Seed Grant for the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2018 and is supported by the Cultural Matching Fund.

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Co-founded in 1994 by Cultural Medallion Recipient Angela Liong, The ARTS FISSION Company is a contemporary dance company that also engages in research for active ageing in collaboration with healthcare professionals. They developed a creative movement programme Everyday Waltzes For Active Ageing to stimulate cognition and physical mobility of seniors. Since 2014, this programme has extended its reach through the training of health care staff as facilitators. That initiative was commissioned by Agency for Integrated Care with the support of National Arts Council, and produced by ArtsWok Collaborative.


Buds Theatre was conceived in 2007 as a theatre company and a platform for young theatre graduates. It has since gained recognition and respect across the region as an incubator for aspiring young artists and practitioners of excellence. Buds Theatre is the founder of Buds Youth Theatre (BYT), for youths aged 15 – 23 years. BYT has graduated, sponsored and supported over 500+ youth participants to date.


Drama Box is a contemporary theatre company formed in 1990, which has since gained a reputation for presenting works that raise social awareness and inculcate civic responsibility amongst Singaporeans. Its productions are fun and entertaining, yet thought-provoking and reflective. They want their audience to be stimulated by the aesthetic experience, provoked to think about the issues presented, and participate actively in their works as "Spect-Actors" or "Creators".


The Finger Players is one of Singapore’s leading theatre companies, known for its visually and emotionally charged productions, and its signature style of puppetry. The company has won numerous awards, like the President’s Design Award 2007, and multiple Life! Theatre Awards. For pushing the conventions of theatre in pursuit of greater artistic excellence through pioneering efforts in puppet theatre, and effectively using drama to connect with different segments of society, The Finger Players was conferred the Singapore Youth Award (Team) in 2008.


Since establishing multidisciplinary studio UNDR, Frayn Yong has designed for a wide array of projects ranging from interiors to graphical branding. He was part of the creative team for Both Sides, Now - an immersive arts experience that engaged the community on end-of-life issues. With a background in fine arts, Frayn has exhibited alongside established artists in group shows. In 2014, he was commissioned by the Singapore Art Museum to create artwork for the “Unearthed” exhibition.


Logue is a content creation studio run by Jean Loo and Huiwen Yang that builds strong social dialogue through community art, documentary film and photography. Their work includes SUPERHERO ME, a values-based craft movement to empower children from at-risk and special-needs communities, AND SO THEY SAY, an interactive film installation that celebrates the wisdom of seniors and FIRST HOMES, a digital collection of stories on home.


Formed in 1987, The Necessary Stage (TNS) is a theatre company with a mission to create challenging, indigenous and innovative theatre that touches the heart and mind. TNS is a recipient of the National Arts Council's Major Grant FY2014-FY2016, and is also the organiser of the annual M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. TNS also has the honour of being the only arts company in Singapore helmed by two Cultural Medallion recipients: Artistic Director Alvin Tan and Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma.


Tapestry Playback Theatre Ltd is a community theatre company that bases its transformative work on the playback theatre form. Their vision is to create a safe inclusive space for personal stories and community dialogue. They have provided workshops and performances for local social service organizations, hospitals and non-governmental organisations. Tapestry is a Company Partner of the Centre for Playback Theatre (CPT) and a member of the International Playback Theatre Network (IPTN).

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