Established in 1985, T:>Works is an independent and international arts company based in Singapore at its space, 72-13. It is currently led by Artistic Director, Dr. Ong Keng Sen.
T:>Works’ mission and vision are the pioneering of thought leadership in the arts focused on transdisciplinary, transcultural, and inclusive processes.
To this end, there is a strong educational perspective with research and discourse contextualising histories, contemporary experiences, and situated art practices of the global south.
T:>Works also serves to investigate the current urgencies of being located in Singapore, and larger Asia, through different creative expressions in the public sphere. It is a recipient of the National Arts Council Major Company Grant from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2025. T:>Works is an Institute of Public Character with charity status.
“Live performance is about gathering: coming together to reflect, to emote to experience, to meditate in a sacred space and time. However to gather… is also to put your arms around someone and hold or carry them in a careful or loving way. Now in these tough times, we need to sustain a different gathering of arts audiences and artists, to hold or carry them in a careful or loving way”
Dr. Ong Keng Sen, Artistic Director, T:>Works
A converted rice warehouse, 72-13 is the home of The Curators Academy and T:>Works. Formerly a rice warehouse, the space is currently a gallery, a cinema, and a theatre. It is an R&D Centre, a performance centre, a forum, and a platform for international creative expression and its relationship to Asia.
T:>Works in 2022
Dr. Ong Keng Sen awarded Honorary Doctorate from UAL
T:>Works launches digital library, T:>Digital with a new website
A Land Imagined_A Transnational Framework on Land Reclamation and Labour
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T:>Works is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2025. T:>Works is an Institute of Public Character with Charity Status.