DECK: Building Southeast Asia’s Leading Photography Art Centre

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“Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.~ Bruno Barbey, Magnum photographer [1941-2020]

As a non-profit arts organisation and the organiser of Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), DECK believe that photography is for everyone, and we want to support more artists to create and share their work with the world. Now, DECK is inviting YOU to join hands with us, to establish Singapore's first purpose-built arts centre for photography.

Future DECK

CHARTING A NEW HORIZON FOR PHOTOGRAPHY WITH A PERMANENT ROOF

Despite Singapore's renowned cultural tapestry and innovation, there is a shortage of resources to meet the growing demands of the arts community. DECK wants to fill this critical gap by establishing a permanent presence with a new Photography Art Centre to serve as a beacon for artists, arts enthusiasts and the wider community.

More than just expanded floorspace, the new building will be a landmark project that is equipped with a state-of-the-art Black Box Theatre, artist studios and an analogue darkroom, a Photobook Library with more than 7,800 titles, as well as a F&B cafe, rooftop garden and a bicycle-friendly green belt that is also open to the public.

With an ongoing mission to champion excellency and diversity in photography arts and new media in the region, DECK envisioned the new space to be a nexus for contemporary photography in Southeast Asia. However, this vision requires your support to come alive.

That makes YOU an important agent of change! The team did it successfully in 2014... Together with your support, we can transform this land again.


COST TO LAY THE FOUNDATION: SGD 2 MILLION

The total cost of construction, equipment and operation for the new building will amount to SGD 10 million. The construction is slated to begin in Q2 2025 and is expected to be completed by Q3 2026.

As a ground-up arts initiative, we are not funded by the local government to lease the land or construct the building. Your contribution will help to fulfil the initial goal of $2 million to lay the foundation for the new building.

By supporting DECK in this campaign, you are planting a seed to grow a garden of possibilities in Singapore's arts scene. You are giving future generations a permanent venue to enjoy exceptional visual arts experience at their doorstep.

TOMORROW'S CHANGE BEGINS WITH YOU TODAY

If you believe in the importance of fostering creative expression, unique artistic values and cultural exchange... If you believe in the power of visibility and wish to see Southeast Asian arts and culture being represented on the world stage... If you believe that dreamers can change the world and dreams do come true...

Come, #BuyABrick and #BUILDECK with us!

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A PASSION PROJECT, MADE POSSIBLE BY THE COMMUNITY

Since 2008, the team behind DECK believed that photography should be accessible for everyone, and worked tirelessly with minimal resources to create a much needed platform for budding artists to showcase and develop their work, and a communal art space where all can enjoy high quality exhibitions from world renowned photographers, often for free.

What DECK encompasses:

  • Discovering diverse contemporary values through photography.
  • Engaging all minds in new ideas and critical thinking in photography
  • Connecting the global community through the exchange of visual cultures.
  • Knowledge-sharing through photography, public programmes and workshops.

In 2014, a vibrant hub was born out of a vacant plot in the heart of Bugis.Bras Basah precinct using 20 repurposed shipping containers, This project is 100% supported by passionate people who believed in the same dream.

DECK at 120A Prinsep Street [2014-2021]

A VISUAL ARTS INCUBATOR WITH A GLOBAL CONNECTION

The temporary structure became an influential artistic venue and served thousands of students from major art institutions LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in the vicinity, as well as the community at large.

It also served as the Festival Village for three out of eight editions of Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF), one of the most established photography festivals in Southeast Asia.

  • Organised over 500 activities (majority free admission)
  • Attracted close to 300,000 visitors (local and international)
  • Featured in 10 major photography festivals across the globe
  • Supported at least 700 artists at different stage of their careers
  • Served over 100 schools (primary to tertiary) and underprivileged communities including Fei Yue Social Service and special needs school like Pathlight School

However, DECK's award-winning container structure at 120A Prinsep Street has reached the end of its life, and was demolished in April 2021 to prepare for the next phase of development.

To understand more about DECK, please visit our various channels:

More information about our building project can be found at build.deck.sg.

Fundraising Team

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 22, 2024
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 29, 2023
  • Keep up the great work! Hope this very humble donation goes a long way.

SG$30.00
  • Yukari Chikura
  • Donated on Jun 22, 2023
  • I sincerely pray for the prosperity and success of the new DECK from the depths of my heart.

SG$100.00

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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 22, 2024
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 29, 2023
  • Keep up the great work! Hope this very humble donation goes a long way.

SG$30.00
  • Yukari Chikura
  • Donated on Jun 22, 2023
  • I sincerely pray for the prosperity and success of the new DECK from the depths of my heart.

SG$100.00

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