Where persons with disabilities are empowered through the arts.
To advocate and create opportunities that empower persons with disabilities through the arts.
ART:DIS, formerly known as Very Special Arts Singapore, is a leading charity dedicated to creating learning and livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities in the arts.
Started in 1993, ART:DIS continues the hard work and sacrifices made by our stakeholders over the past 28 years to organise art programmes, workshops, projects, collaborations, exhibitions and performances for persons with disabilities.
ART:DIS represents the pathways that we create through the arts for persons with disabilities to express themselves, gain confidence and be part of a community that is rewarding.
Through the 3Es – Enable, Empower, Engage – ART:DIS aims to inspire our artists, volunteers, partners and donors to participate in a community that is dedicated to giving back and creating a more inclusive society.
Our new name and logo
The new name is a play on the words “Artist” (ART) and “Disability” (DIS), demonstrating our conviction that all PWDs benefit from access to the arts, regardless of their disability.
The colon draws inspiration from writing, indicating quotes from a subject in speech. It represents our hope for our artists to grow into courageous, expressive individuals who dare to share their unique perspectives, and further represents the unlimited opportunities we seed by connecting the arts and disabilities sector.
The new logo exudes modernity, creativity, dynamism and confidence. When combined with a bold red and typography, the logo is the embodiment of our progressive, compassionate and relentless spirit, and our leadership position in the disability and arts sector in Singapore.