DEVATA is a structured and sustainable sponsorship and membership initiative to galvanise the community to fuel the growth of Apsaras Arts to catalyse its vision. “DEVATA” means “ANGEL” in several Indian and South East Asian languages.
As a non-profit Singapore registered charity, Apsaras Arts depends on the generosity of our patrons and donors. Government funding covers a small percentage of our operating costs, and the rest must be raised by our team. While income from ticket sales and sponsorship help, it is our Devatas who make the critical difference because of their sustained support.
Over the years, our Devatas have enabled Apsaras Arts to create and present high-quality productions of classical Indian dance to appreciative and growing audiences. Devatas have also enabled Apsaras Arts to develop works in new and innovative directions, tackling global and current themes as well as timeless classics of Indian dance. These have brought us many accolades and acclaim and helped us reach out to more art lovers in Singapore and the world. Our Devatas have also helped us nurture generations of dance-makers who are now making waves in the field of dance, at home and abroad.
At Apsaras Arts, we take pride in presenting artistic excellence while keeping our tickets affordable. We believe in empowering Singapore’s trained classical Indian dancers to achieve the highest expression of their craft. Through our initiatives such as the DARSHANA Series and Dance India Asia Pacific, we aim to create a well-nurtured generation of future professional dancers. Beyond this, we want to educate and engage in community outreach programs, sharing the gift of dance with children, students, the elderly and the underprivileged. There is so much more that we can and want to do, to share this gift of the Arts, and enrich our larger Singapore community.
As a DEVATA, you will play an important role in taking Apsaras Arts to new heights.
Your support will allow us to:
Present innovative world-class Indian and cross-cultural classical dance productions
Share the gift of Indian cultural heritage with more people
Develop and nurture future generations of artistes and audiences
Accept invitations to perform at overseas international festivals and fly the flag for Singapore’s performing arts
To provide a robust platform for local dancers to pursue full-time professional careers in Indian dance
To showcase and create more innovative world-class productions, planting Singapore’s flag on the world map of dance.
To build and expand audience base to create a sustainable model through box office sales and performance fee revenues.
To further nurture and develop the industry with initiatives such as Dance India Asia Pacific.
To ensure subsequent generations enjoy the finesse of millennia of cultivated heritage.