The Singapore International Foundation aims to build enduring relationships between Singaporeans and world communities, harnessing these friendships to enrich lives and effect positive change. Their work is anchored in the belief that cross-cultural interactions provide insights that strengthen understanding. These exchanges inspire action and enable collaborations for good. Their programmes bring people together to share ideas, skills and resources to effect real change in areas such as healthcare, education, the environment, arts and culture, as well as livelihood and business.
UP Vargas Musem
A center for Philippine art and culture, the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center’s main thrusts are research, exhibition and education. It enjoys the unique distinction of being the only art repository in the country embracing the entire range of Philippine artistic creativity from the 1880s to the 1960s. Through its collection of oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, drawings, and sculptures, Vargas Museum aims to contribute towards the appreciation of the country’s artistic heritage and to foster an awareness of the history of Philippine art.
Asian Cultural Council
ACC Philippines Foundation (ACCPF) was established in 2000 as a partner of ACC to increase international opportunities for artists, scholars, and cultural organizations in the Philippines. Over the last 14 years, ACC and ACCPF are privileged to count more than 300 Filipino artists, scholars and specialists amongst its distinguished alumni.
ACCPF raises funds and promotes awareness throughout the Philippines to support its activities and enable fellowship opportunities for the next generation of artists and cultural scholars.
National Arts Council
In line with the NAC’s goal of developing lifelong arts participation, the Council works closely with other agencies to bring arts to the wider public using community platforms, such as the community centres, public libraries and communal spaces found in the heartlands. One of the key initiatives was the development of the District Arts Festivals across all five Community Development Councils (CDCs) to showcase community talents and to raise the level of arts engagement amongst the general public.
In order to help develop Singapore's young art talents and organisations, the NAC has set up schemes to provide them with financial and non-financial assistance at all levels of participation. These schemes include 2-year and as well as annual grant to provide funding to major arts companies as well as various project grants, which also assist in the production and presentation of artistic work and activities. In order for the council to promote Singapore arts overseas, International Development Grants' are available to artists and arts companies for touring, collaboration and marketing.
Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, Ministry of culture is an agency with a mission to promote and publicize events, creative arts and contemporary culture to gain wisdom and its application in society.
The identification of art and contemporary culture into various areas include visual arts, performing arts, music and singing, film, architecture, decorative arts ThaiGa costume designerl product design and contemporary art in all branches of the imagination.
The result is a fusion of contemporary art, which is valuable in different ways; including related values, including aesthetic and psychological benefits for life or the type or characteristic of a work of art itself.
LASALLE College of the Arts
LASALLE College of the Arts provides a supportive, progressive and truly inspiring environment for our students.
With a focus on nurturing creative expression, innovation and independence of thought, we encourage students to be inquisitive and original artists and designers. They become highly skilled, and excel both in their chosen specialisms and in their collaborations with practitioners from other disciplines.
Tin-aw Art Gallery is an art space located at the center of Makati, the Philippines' leading financial district. It is a venue for the exhibition of contemporary works by Filipino and Asian artists. Tin-aw seeks to bring attention to art that surprises, engages and provokes.
The University of the Philippines Artists' Circle Sorority, is a university sorority for visual artists based in the UP College of Fine Arts.
The sorority was founded in 1977 by the UP Artists' Circle Fraternity. Until now, it remains to be the only Art-based Sorority in the University, and in the country.
Through the years, the sorority continues to advocate service through art by holding art exhibitions, workshops, outreach programs and other art-related activities.
The University of the Philippines Artists' Circle Fraternity, is a university fraternity for artists based in the University of the Philippines (UP) which maintains a long history and association with the UP College of Fine Arts.
Alumni of the Artists' Circle Fraternity currently constitute a large portion of the UP College of Fine Arts faculty. It accepts into membership those who are at least interested in practicing an art form and enrolled at any degree-granting unit of the University in Diliman and Baguio. The fraternity was founded in 1972 and was primarily focused on the visual arts but has since recruited members who focused in theater, literature, music, architecture and design. AC is regarded as an institution of notable accomplishment and reputation in the Philippine art scene. Initiated members of the Artists' Circle fraternity are asked to take vows of selflessness and service through art. All of their meetings, are conducted in round table discussion.
The Artists' Circle holds exhibits and shows throughout the year but the most prominent is its annual exhibition, the Kalipunan which ran at galleries from February 2005-March 2010, featuring varying works and participating artists.
Artinformal was established in 2004 by a clique of contemporary Filipino artists as an initiative to bring art and its practice closer to the community through programs of exhibitions and art education. Its attendant gallery space, established two years later, promotes and features a broad range of art forms to the public - from sculpture, painting, pottery, installation, multi- media, performances - all under the rubric of creative exchange and encounters. The Big Room, a 30 square meter space adjacent to the main gallery was opened in 2012 to allow for two simultaneous solo exhibitions.
As Artinformal runs closer to its tenth year, the space establishes itself as a unique locus of the Filipino art public where collaborations between artists, curators, managers and collectors form the basis of its many events and exhibitions. It progressively promotes Filipino artists in art markets and cultural institutions in Asia and elsewhere, affirming the dynamic relations and developments in the region and the strength of its creative and cultural industries. Artinformal is in spirit artist-run and thus represents a platform of artistic independence and creative enterprise.
One of the recent thrusts of Artinformal is to bring its artists to an international platform by way of partnerships with established galleries abroad and participation in major international art fairs.