About CausewayEXchange

Founded in 2010 with the intent of providing an annual festival for artistic and cultural exchange between Singapore and Malaysia, CausewayEXchange (CEX) has presented close to 250 artists across all arts genres and attracted an audience of 30,000 from all walks of life in both countries.  To date, CEX remains the only regular platform for cross-cultural exchange between Singapore and Malaysia.

Held in Singapore and Malaysia in alternating years, CEX in 2015 for instance, as part of the SG50 celebrations, brought a total of 90 Singapore artists to Malaysia in conjunction with two major festivals in two states: the month long George Town Festival in Penang and the JB Arts Festival in Johor.

Key Singapore artists featured in CEX have included: Cultural Medallion recipient and founder/artistic director of The Necessary Stage, Alvin Tan; renowned comedian Kumar; well-known percussions ensemble Nadi Singapura; established music ensemble Siong Leng Musical Ensemble; photographer Edwin Koo and short film director Sanif Olek.

About the Organisers

DMR Productions

DMR Productions is a subsidiary of DMR Advertising & Promotions, a leading and well established advertising & marketing company headquartered in Singapore. DMR’s track record includes introducing the unusual to Singapore’s audiences. In 2003 DMR introduced “live” Improvisational Comedy in Singapore as part of the Guinness Comedy Showcase. Improv troupes from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and USA soon followed. In addition to group comedy, DMR is renowned for its stable of “one-man” full length feature stand-up comedy shows, with international names like KAREN LOFTUS (USA), PINK (NEW ZEALAND), REX NAVARETTE (USA), DAN NAINAN (USA), PAUL OGATA (USA) performing critically acclaimed full length feature shows.

DMR are also the owners of CausewayExchange (CEX), an innovative arts platform to foster greater collaboration between Singapore and Malaysia. CEX is moving into its 7th year in 2016, are closely supported by The RICE Company Limited and Global Cultural Alliance Limited.


Global Cultural Alliance Ltd

Global Cultural Alliance Limited (GCA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The RICE Company Ltd. GCA envisions an integrated community worldwide for a sustainable future of cultural and creative sectors by creating platforms, identifying opportunities and developing domestic and international linkages for the growth of Singapore’s cultural and creative sectors

GCA is a non-for-profit creative enterprise based in Singapore to develop opportunities in the fields of cultural diplomacy and creative entrepreneurship, and be a pioneer in creating innovative models of collaboration between business and culture, and between the private and public sectors. GCA will be the leading company in Asia to devise, promote and manage arts and culture-related initiatives, exchanges and enterprises in and between countries in the region and between the region and the rest of the world.

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