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Association of Singapore Tamil Writers

Literary Arts
Association of Singapore Tamil Writers operates effectively since 1976 and contributes to Singapore Tamil literature. The association is focused to nurture young talents to improve their Tamil language skill. The association currently conducts 4 major annual events every year, opening various contests to students to instil and sustain their interest in Tamil Language, namely Muththamizh Vizha, Kamban Vizha, Mu. Ku. Ramachandra Book Prize and Kannadasan Vizha. Talented personalities are awarded with Tamilavel award and Kannadasan award for their contribution to Tamil language. A book prize is presented to an author in different genres.
The association also conducts book launches, other events and workshops in Tamil to encourage students to excel in their mother tongue. Kathaikalam monthly event is designed to promote creative writing skills among students and public, with a passion to write.

SA the collective

Music
SAtheCollective, a non-profit, interdisciplinary and intercultural performing arts company. A highly collaborative organisation, our approach is to seek out like-minded artists to redefine the boundaries of creativity through interdisciplinary and intercultural practices. We hope to imbue the lives of people with a refreshing sense of aesthetic through our community of practice.

While the company is based in Singapore, we work internationally with collaborators and festivals all over the world. We are formed of the following sub-units: SA, an experimental music ensemble defined by a mix of ethnic instruments and electronics; LittleCreatures, a performing arts driven initiative to immerse children 8 years and below in a space where they can explore and play with sounds. We also regularly host our own brand of get-togethers with our communities. Based in our studio ThirdSpace, we host ThirdSpace Studio Sessions, where we invite other artists over for a creative exchange of ideas;  giving audiences the opportunity to interact up close with our artists.

Apart from music making, we are also known for curating our own brand of performance series’, with our most notable project being ETHNI-CITY, an ode to Singapore’s multicultural milieu. SAtheCollective Ltd is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Seed Grant for the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019 and Major Company Grant from 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2022.