Regional and International Affiliations

We work in close partnership with local, regional and international artists to develop artistic capabilities, push artistic boundaries and engage audiences. The centre supports the creation of artistic content by commissioning and producing new Singapore and Asian work for the international stage.

Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC)

Logo of the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPAC)

AAPPAC is an association of prominent arts centres and leading arts organisations from around the world, which are involved in the management of arts facilities and arts-related businesses. Established in 1996, AAPPAC's mission is to establish the Asia-Pacific Region as a leading force in the performing arts. AAPPAC hopes to achieve this through the ease of exchange of information on programmes, training opportunities, marketing and management initiatives and the development of relationships within a non-political environment. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is one of the founding members of AAPPAC and has been hosting the Secretariat since April 2004. Esplanade’s CEO Benson Puah was Chair of AAPPAC from January 2003 to October 2013.

International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA)

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Founded in 1949, ISPA is a professional society headquartered in New York. The organisation is committed to develop, nurture, energise and educate an international network of arts leaders and professionals who are dedicated to advancing the field of the performing arts. There are two major congresses held annually; the Annual Congress in January is held in New York and the International Congress in June is held in various cities around the world. Esplanade's CEO Benson Puah was the Chairman of ISPA for 2008 and 2009.

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