Singapore Contemporary Young Artists

‘Playing and working for the community’

What is SCYA?

SCYA is the acronym for Singapore Contemporary Young Artists, non-for-profit society that runs art programmes for the community, schools, corporate and government sectors to promote Contemporary Art interest of Young Artists practices in Singapore.

SCYA outreach to communities, institutions, corporate and government sectors, promoting Contemporary Art by Young Artists in Singapore through these cores:

– Community Art Engaging the community / members of public with community making art projects.
– Education Outreach Talks and workshops to engage the community, corporate and institutions in Contemporary Art Practices.
– Exhibition & Art Auction Organising art exhibitions & art auctions with educational/ social missions for corporates and institutions to promote and showcase Contemporary Art.
– Artists Network & Database An online database that covers and tracks young artists and artistic forms in Singapore.

Who is SCYA?

The Society comprises a team of Artists, Art Educators, Art Administrators bound by the common purpose and passion of promoting Contemporary Art in Singapore.

What is Contemporary Art?

Contemporary Art refers to art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes. As such, it spans across genres and covers various mediums such as:

Photography Painting Installation Art Ceramics Pop Art
Site-specific art Graffiti / Street art Performance Art Internet Art Bio-Art
Animation Multi-media art Sculpture Conceptual Art Community Art

Who are Young Artists?

Young Artists are contemporary art practitioners, who are typically in the nascent period of their practice. In SCYA, there is no distinction or discrimination among age.

SCYA’s young artists hold one of more of the following characteristics:

  • currently studying in Art Institutions
  • graduates from Art Institutions
  • are already practicing Artists
  • PR citizens or other legal long-term residents