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A Date with Tradition 2022

 26 & 27 Aug 2022 (Fri & Sat) |  7PM – 10.30PM
 Stamford Arts Centre – 155 Waterloo Street Singapore 187962
 Free admission; entry into select programmes on a first-come, first-served basis

Soak in the charm and the richness of our ethnic arts and enjoy two delightful evenings of interactive traditional arts programmes, with a contemporary twist!

Catch performances featuring the unique soundscape of Singapore by Nanyang Collective, modern multi-ethnic music by SwaRhythm Ensemble, and performance art about Malay dance gestures by P7:1SMA.

Try your hands at Indian rangoli and Chinese calligraphy, add your own twist to a shadow puppetry play by Paper Monkey Theatre, and stitch a simple motif at Sulam Circle by Heath Yeo.

Don’t miss the “Get-to-Know" sessions on Chinese opera, Hainanese rod puppetry and Peranakan embroidery to learn something interesting about our traditional arts and crafts.

About Us

Located within the interesting neighbourhood of Arts & Heritage District and Waterloo Arts Belt, Stamford Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts centre with a focus on Traditional Arts.

SAC is envisioned to be a vibrant and energetic performing arts centre focused on bringing the traditional arts closer to the community, supporting content creation and artistic collaborations, and the use of digital technology.

It comprises:

  • three blocks housing various professional arts companies,
  • six project studios,
  • one acoustically-treated music studio,
  • one residency studio,
  • a fitted-out Black Box,
  • F&B and commercial spaces to enhance amenities for visitors to SAC.

 

Our Story

ARTIST'S BLOCK

 
Photo credit: Tuckys Photography
 
26 & 27 Feb, 5 & 6 Mar 2022, Sat & Sun
10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm, 2pm, 2.45pm, 3.30pm, 4.15pm
Duration: 45mins
Ticket Price: S$6


Do we have a stronger connection to the traditional arts than we think? How do spaces interact with the way we create?

Artist’s Block is an audio-guided trail by Artwave that leads you into Singapore’s traditional arts enclave, right at the heart of Waterloo Street. Created in collaboration with four traditional arts groups residing in Stamford Arts Centre, get a glimpse into the daily lives of these artists as you visit their studios and hear their stories.

A play on the idea of "block" as a building, and also "writer’s block" – the feeling of being stuck in one’s creative thoughts or process – Artist’s Block invites you to discover our artists’ stories and spaces, and to be inspired.

ADVISORY ON COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019)

Kindly note that from 1 Feb 2022, visitors entering Arts House Limited venues will have to be fully vaccinated. Only individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 within 180 days, medically ineligible for COVID-19 vaccination, and children aged 12 years and below may be exempted from Vaccination-Differentiated Safe Management Measures (VDS).

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Our Residents

SHANTHA RATII INITIATIVES

Shantha Ratii Initiatives (SRI) Ltd, #02-01

Shantha Ratii Initiatives (SRI) is a non-profit organisation that believes innovation and inclusiveness is as significant as being creative and dynamic. On one hand preserving tradition and on the other drawing from it, risk is what SRI is willing to take to journey across boundaries to create new narratives without compromising on artistic value and integrity. Shantha Ratii Initiatives (SRI) aspires to be creative, innovative, dynamic & inclusive in the field of art with special emphasis on Indian classical dance.

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Ding Yi Music Company Ltd

Ding Yi Music Company Ltd, #02-06

Established in 2007, Ding Yi Music Company is Singapore’s most prodigious Chinese chamber music ensemble and a coterie of accomplished Chinese instrumentalists that trademark Singapore Chinese chamber music in the traditional and contemporary field. The ensemble has captivated audiences with its distinctive approach to music-making and dedication to showcasing a vast repertoire that ranges from traditional Chinese music to contemporary interpretations and cross-genre works. For more information, please visit www.dingyimusic.com.

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P7:1SMA

P7:1SMA Ltd, #03-01

We are a dance performance company that embodies traditional and contemporary practices. Our body of work advocates the relevance of culture across communities. We radically shift the perspective of Malay and dance through intimate and innovative performance experiences.

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TRADITIONAL ARTS CENTRE

Traditional Arts Centre (Singapore) Ltd, #03-05

The Traditional Arts Centre (TAC) was established in 2012 as a non-profit arts educational organization devoted to promote, train and improve the standards of Chinese Opera in Singapore. Their school programmes include conducting classes, staging performances and conducting numerous multi-faceted talks and workshops on Chinese opera. Besides continuing to transmit Chinese core cultural values and preserving the unique art of Chinese opera, the center has created new operatic works with local flavours and new elements to attract new audiences. TAC is committed to develop new platforms for young talents and to actively work with world-renowned institutes to establish high quality programmes in Chinese opera training and research.

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Facilities For Hire


The SAC Black Box is designed to be a multi-purpose space that provides an intimate setting for rehearsals, performances or events. With a total floor area of 355m2, the fully air-conditioned black box provides performance capabilities with theatre grid and lighting, as well as a fully integrated sound system. Retractable seats with a capacity of up to 162 pax are also available for small scale performance. A modular sprung floor system is also available upon request.

Block

Room Number

Room Size

Capacity

Equipment

B

#02-04

355 m2

162 pax

Retractable seats, Projector system, Modular Sprung Board

Tier

Description

Hourly Rates*

Tier 1

Private / Corporate

$800/ 4 hours

Tier 2

Arts General

$600/ 4 hours

Tier 3

Local Arts Non-profit Group / Individual Artis

$440/4 hours

Tier 4

Arts Tenants

$240 / 4 hours

*All rental charges exclude GST


Music Studio is designed with sound-treated acoustic walls ideal for quiet and conducive practice. The Music Studio is fitted out with air-conditioner, lights and carpet floor suitable for small group practices and workshops.

Block

Room Number

Room Size

Capacity

Furniture/Equipment

B

#01-06

49.78 m2

17

4 Tables 8 Chairs

Tier

Description

Hourly Rates*

Monthly Rate**

Tier 1

Private / Corporate

$100/hour

 

$1,230/ month

Tier 2

Arts General

$75/hour

Tier 3

Local Arts Non-profit Group / Individual Artist

$55/hour

Tier 4

Arts Tenants

$30 /hour

* Each booking must be a minimum of 2 hours
** Priority for Tier 3 hirers
# Separate utilities charges apply for monthly rental. All rental charges exclude GST 


Blk A #02-02 and #03-02 (Left photo)
Blk C #02-05 (Right photo)

Block

Room Number

Room Size

Capacity

Furniture/Equipment

A

#02-02

52.54 m2

18

4 Tables and 8 Chairs

C

#02-05

61.56 m2

22

5 Tables and 10 Chairs

A

#03-02

54.06 m2

19

4 Tables and 8 Chairs

Tier

Description

Hourly Rates*

Monthly Rate**

Tier 1

Private / Corporate

$100/ hour

$1,160 - $1,460/ month

Tier 2

Arts General

$75/ hour

Tier 3

Local Arts Non-profit Group / Individual Artist

$55/hour

Tier 4

Arts Tenants

$30 / hour

* Each booking must be a minimum of 2 hours
** Priority for Tier 3 hirers
# Separate utilities charges apply for monthly rental. All rental charges exclude GST

 


Project Studios are studio spaces designed for artists to create their artworks. The 4 Project Studios are fitted out with air-conditioners and lights to provide a conducive environment for artists.

Block

Room Number

Room Size

Capacity

Furniture/Equipment

B

#01-05

95.50 m2

34

5 Tables 10 Chairs

Tier

Description

Hourly Rates*

Monthly Rate**

Tier 1

Private / Corporate

$100/ hour

$2,108.50/ month

Tier 2

Arts General

$75/ hour

Tier 3

Local Arts Non-profit Group / Individual Artist

$55/hour

Tier 4

Arts Tenants

$30 / hour

* Each booking must be a minimum of 2 hours
** Priority for Tier 3 hirers
# Separate utilities charges apply for monthly rental. All rental charges exclude GST

SAC provides shared facilities on a short-term basis for arts activities and projects. These include six project studios, one acoustically-treated music studio, and a Black Box.




Interested hirers may contact us at



(Tel) 6251 2876 or
(Email) sac@artshouse.sg for more rental information.

Opening Hours

Stamford Arts Centre opens at:

9am – 10pm daily

 

 



Getting Here

Stamford Arts Centre is located 155 Waterloo St, Singapore 187962.

By MRT
Bugis (EW12 / DT14)

By BUS:
56, 131, 147, 166, 857, 980 (Bus Stop 07518. Opp.NAFA Campus 3)
64, 65, 139 (Bus Stop 07517, Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen)
56 (Bus Stop 07561, Before Waterloo Street)

Nearest parking at URA Open Carpark (along Queen Street), Mercure Hotel and Fortune Centre.

About Us

Arts House Limited (AHL) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to enriching lives through the arts.

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Bridging the arts and audiences by transforming ideas into reality through our distinctive spaces and programmes.

Festivals & Placemaking

Bridging the arts and audiences by transforming ideas into reality through our distinctive spaces and programmes.

Support Us

The Arts House has played an active role in the arts and creative scene in Singapore over the past decade, committed to promoting and presenting multidisciplinary arts such as literary, film, visual and performing arts.

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Careers

We are constantly looking for talented individuals to join us. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, thrive on challenges and are ready to immerse yourself in the arts industry, we are looking forward to hear from you.

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Arts House Limited (AHL) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to enriching lives through the arts.