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Cultural collaborations strengthen relationship with

Singapore

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Mitch Fifield

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

Minister for Communications

Minister for the Arts

11 July 2018

The Turnbull Government has announced more than $100,000 for arts and cultural

collaborations with Singapore.

The four projects will strengthen ties between the two countries and provide new

opportunities for Australian and Singaporean arts professionals to create new works and

share skills.

The projects were identified by the Australia Singapore Arts Group, which is driving a

program of activities to enhance cultural relations and reach new audiences.

The initiatives include:

The Borak Arts Series Conference, a major Southeast Asian performing arts

conference to be held in Adelaide as part of the OzAsia Festival in November 2018.

This will be the first time the Borak Arts Series has been held outside of Southeast

Asia.

The development of Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep, a new live performance work by

Australian contemporary arts company Chamber Made in collaboration with

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Singapore’s CultureLink.

A Singaporean headline artist at Asia Pop Fest 2020, one of Australia’s most exciting

new pop music festivals, held in Melbourne as part of AsiaTOPA 2020.

Two new community arts projects through In My Neighbourhood, an initiative

supporting engagement between UNESCO Creative Cities in Australia and

Singapore.

These initiatives build upon the relationship between Australia and Singapore that was

formalised with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the

Field of Arts and Culture in June 2015.

Media contacts:

Geraldine Mitchell | 0407 280 476 |

Geraldine.Mitchell@communications.gov.au

Guy Creighton | 0438 815 302 |

Guy.Creighton@communications.gov.au

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