About T:>Works

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, or to meditate in a shared space and time. However, to gather, according to the Cambridge English Dictionary is also ‘to put your arms around someone and hold or carry them in a careful or loving way.’ Now in this current urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the time to sustain a different gathering of arts audiences and artists, to hold or carry them in a careful and loving way. Hence, we will be creating a free new festival in the virtual space, to encourage open access and circulation for all during these transitional challenges, and continuing to perform for future audiences.”

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.




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