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About Us

ArtsEquator is one of the only arts media platforms to cover the arts across genres and geographical borders in Southeast Asia.

Since launching in 2016, we have published over 1,400 reviews, essays and interviews about theatre, dance, film, books and visual arts by Southeast Asian art makers. We were the first to produce arts-focused podcasts in Singapore, and to date, have published over 80 podcasts. With over 150 content creators in Southeast Asia and internationally, our articles and podcasts give readers an insider's perspective into the creative practices of the region.

We have led in-depth discourses on arts criticism and reflection in Singapore, organising discussion panels such as ArtsEquator's Burning Questions on Zoom; Critics Live!, done in collaboration with WILD Rice and SIFA 2019; and a panel featuring British critic Lyn Gardner at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018. Our international collaborators include ILHAM Gallery, Asia-Europe Foundation and HowlRound.

We are also an industry leader in running arts writing and criticism training programmes to create a new generation of arts critics. In 2019, we organised the inaugural Asian Arts Media Roundtable, the first-ever gathering for arts media in Asia.

Our Programmes

Our principal stakeholders are arts makers, arts critics and arts audiences in Southeast Asia.

We publish original articles, podcasts, videos, photo essays and illustrations produced by our editorial team and an international pool of contributors. ArtsEquator was the first platform in Singapore to produce art-related podcasts. New content is uploaded weekly.

Over the past three years, we have run several local and regional programmes to support arts writing and criticism. These include one-on-one mentorships, public forums and a Critics Reading Group programme targeted at developing more mature writers. Critics Live!, our signature post-show discussion platform, is a panel of critics who hold a live conversation following a performance.

A project piloted by ArtsEquator in 2019, the Asian Arts Media Roundtable has proven to be a much-needed platform for the region's arts media industry by providing a centralised space for discourse, training and networking for critics. As the crisis in media impacts the arts ecosystem, we are proud that the AAMR is a homegrown initiative that puts Singapore at the forefront of a new field of activity.
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