How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Thank you for donating 20 dollars. Your contribution will be useful when we need to buy a ticket for a reviewer to watch a performance.
Thank you for donating 50 dollars. Your contribution will help us pay our writers and content creators.
Thank you for donating 200 dollars.Your contribution will help us to cover the cost of one article by a freelance writer and our editorial costs.
Thank you for donating 500 dollars. Your contribution will help us to cover the costs for a visual essay and/or our editorial cost.
About Campaignends 30 Nov 2020, 11:59 PM
The arts ecosystem is incomplete without a robust, independent arts media that publishes review and opinion pieces about arts practice in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
With the decline in arts coverage in the mainstream media, ArtsEquator is an essential part of the arts ecosystem in Singapore and regionally.
However, the reality is that we have been hit by the double blow of COVID-19 and the loss of state funding to cover our operations. Without public support, we will cease operations in a few months' time.
Your contribution, no matter how small, will allow us to pay staff salaries and commission original content from our pool of freelance writers. With your support, we can continue to publish high-quality, independent arts writing that has disappeared from other media outlets in the region.
About the Charity
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.