2019 marks the occasion of Singapore’s bicentennial—the 200th year since Sir Stamford Raffles first arrived on the shores of Singapore. Being heavily involved in the global Bible Mission that began in 1804, Raffles significantly helped further the Bible Mission locally and in the region.
For almost 200 years now, Singapore has been a launching pad of missions. In this modern era, The Bible Society of Singapore (BSS) aims to extend its reach with God’s Word through marketplace ministries like arts@work.
arts@work is an initiative that was conceived in celebration of Singapore’s bicentennial. It aims to use creative platforms to showcase our rich culture, promote local artists, as well as to raise funds for several charities and mission initiatives.
It is a joint venture between BSS, Far East Organization, Arts Collective, Hope Initiative Alliance, and other partners. Many of BSS’ ministries and subsidiaries such as Sower Essentials, Bible Resource Centre, Sheepography, and the Centre for Advocacy Relations and Engagement are actively involved in running this project.
Located at Far East Plaza Concourse, we are working on a number of art exhibitions, talks, and workshops to impact and engage people of various ages, ethnicities and cultures. We also hope to have even more partners—ranging from artists and design groups to community groups and churches—come alongside us in making arts@work a fulfilling experience for everyone.
Watch out for our inaugural event in 2019—a Photo Exhibition by Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin.
Visit bible.org.sg/ourplace to learn more about Our Place In The World photo exhibition.