About Us


SEA ArtsFest is the first Southeast Asian arts festival in the UK, championing and developing the work of the artists of Southeast Asia and those inspired by Southeast Asia. SEA ArtsFest brings together artists, practitioners, makers and thinkers to increase awareness of SEA Arts and its audience base, and is supported by Arts Council England.

The festival features an exciting range of work including film, theatre, music, traditional and heritage arts, outdoor performances, participatory workshops, digital media-based projects, roundtable discussions, and more, taking place across multiple locations in London and other parts of the UK. The inaugural festival took place between 1st October and 10th November 2013.

SEA ArtsFest 2015 will be taking place between 26th October and 13th December 2015.

SEA ArtsFest is funded by Arts Council England.

With additional support from

Essex County Council

Hackney Council

Heritage Lottery Fund

National Arts Council (NAC)

Sabah Tourism Board

Singapore International Foundation (SIF)

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SEA ArtsFest is presented by
SEA Arts & River Cultures


Venue Partners

Asian Music Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London

SOAS, University of London

Hackney Museum

Waterloo East Theatre

Regents University London

Rosa’s Thai Café
Tristan Bates Theatre

University College London

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Festival Programme Partners
Apsara Asia

Artemis Arts Gallery
Arts on Location & Khon Re-Imagined

Asian Music Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London
Divergent Theatre Collective
Essex Cultural Diversity Project
Foundation for Indian Performing Arts (FIPA)

Java Arts

Khmer Arts & Heritage Ltd

Light & Space

M Gallery

MES 56

Monsoons Book Club
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
Papergang Theatre

River Gallery

San Art
Shared City

Social Creatives

SOAS Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Sunjin Galleries

The Arts Centre, Chula


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