Forging relationships between our artists and the community
ART:DIS, formerly known as Very Special Arts Singapore, opened The Gallery at Changi City Point in January 2020 in the presence of our Patron, Professor Tommy Koh. Housed within the office of the ART:DIS @ Changi, The Gallery provides an exhibition space for up to 30 artists to showcase their works to the public.
“The Gallery is a place where people could come to view, appreciate and acquire paintings or works by artists with disabilities. For our artists, there is now a space for their artworks to be showcased and for collaborations to take place. More importantly, The Gallery could morph into a community where artists with disabilities could learn and share knowledge and skills in a common space.”
– Maureen Goh, Executive Director of ART:DIS.
Our Professional Artist level
ART:DIS engages our artists, artistes and artisans with the community, as well as offer career opportunities and lifelong learning. Through regular participation in events, commissioned works and collaborative projects, our artists are able to build a sustainable income for themselves. In further providing vocational training through workshops or the Artisanal Crafter's Guild, and knowledge-sharing sessions, our artists can continuously upgrade themselves, maintain independence and build their own network of support.
We are always welcoming of professional artists who are interested to collaborate with us. Please send us your CV, Portfolio, Resume and Personal Statement and our Programme Executives will schedule a quick chat to better understand your needs, goals, skills and interests. You may email Fatimah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joo Soon (email@example.com) for the visual arts or performing arts respectively.
ART:DIS, formerly known as Very Special Arts Singapore, is a leading charity dedicated to creating learning and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities in the arts.
Started in 1993, ART:DIS continues the hard work and sacrifices made by our stakeholders over the past 28 years to organise art programmes, workshops, projects, collaborations, exhibitions and performances for persons with disabilities.
ART:DIS represents the pathways that we create through the arts for persons with disabilities to express themselves, gain confidence and be part of a community that is rewarding.
Through the 3Es – Enable, Empower, Engage – ART:DIS aims to inspire our artists, volunteers, partners and donors to participate in a community that is dedicated to giving back and creating a more inclusive society.