In January 2018, the Federation of World Cultural and Art Society (Singapore) [FOWCAAS] was approved by the Singapore Registry of Societies, a division of Ministry of Home Affairs. We will hold the inauguration ceremony and formally announce the establishment of our Society on 26 August 2018.
Over the past ten years, we have conducted a series of events that triggered the founding of the society. Jason Tan, the founder of the “3 Variables International Culture Institute”, first organised a program known as Life Science Planning in 2007. Through the program, Jason Tan and Ding Jun, the Principal of the Institute, met up with participants and businesspeople around the world regardless of race and religion. Jason Tan’s Life Science Planning program has expanded and reached out to more than 70 countries. Time has helped to strengthen and foster the friendships of clients, providing the foundation for the formation of the Society.
We have a dream of gathering the people together with a common goal of forming a globalised cultural organisation, which will promote cultural exchange activities more regularly. The four most prominent events that contributed to the establishment of our society are as listed below:
In 2015, due to frequent activities such as the International Cultural Exchange exhibition, Jason Tan and Ding Jun have made further arrangements with
• Fan Di Ann, the President of the China Central Academy of Fine Art,
• Stephen Leong Chun Hong, the President of the Federation of Art Societies (Singapore).
• Dr Foo Yong Kang, the President of the Malaysian Contemporary Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Association.
This event has led to the first-ever collaboration between 15 renowned oil painters from 3 countries in Henan, China. They painted the site’s scenery as a group, spearheading cultural exchange between Asian countries. This group of painters also made another trip to Malaysia and Singapore to conclude the exchange program with another on-site scenery painting.
In 2016, the exhibition “Nanyang Link with Huang-He Spirit Art exhibition” involving five countries was held in Singapore successfully. Khoo Seng Kong and Tan Yong Teck were invited to form the team, to organise the existing contacts and resources in various countries and region, in preparation for setting up of the society.
“Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Return of Hong Kong and the Opening Ceremony of the International Academy of Art” was held at Hong Kong Science Park on 16 March 2017. Jason Tan, Khoo Seng Kong and Ding Jun invited 20 artists from Southeast Asia, Europe, and North and South America’s Calligraphy and Painting organisations to participate in the event in Hong Kong.
In May 2017, we attended the establishment ceremony of the “One Belt and One Road - Overseas Chinese Calligraphers Association” in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The event exhibited the world’s largest Chinese calligraphy exhibition, and we are honoured to witness this historical moment that deepened the connection amongst the calligraphic world.
The team had successfully co-organized the Asia-Pacific Art Exchange Exhibition that involved artists from 20 countries, hosted by the Federation of Art Societies (Singapore) in 2017.
We are currently in the midst of preparing and planning the second instalment of “One Belt and One Road” to be hosted in Singapore. This event’s mission is to invite calligraphers’ associations locally and internationally, from about 45 countries around the world.
The Society has a full program laid out for the years ahead. Through this platform, we can foster closer ties with fellow cultural and art circles around the world and unite the resources of everyone. We are eager to achieve the goal of developing culture and art together with these talented individuals and forward-looking organisations.