Make a difference to drama education in Singapore

SDEA is a not-for-profit Singapore Registered Charity (Institution of a Public Character) and a recipient of the National Arts Council’s Major Grant.

Charity Regn No: T02SS0123G 
Charity Regn Date: 20 February 2020 
Constitution: Society 
Date of Establishment: 28 September 2002 

IPC Status 

Effective Date: 29 May 2023 to 28 Nov 2024 
A Member of Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth 

SDEA is an arts advocacy organisation run by a volunteer committee voted in by a membership of 150 educators and practitioners, and supported by a full-time secretariat.

In its advocacy work, SDEA engages with as many sectors as possible on how drama and applied drama can be used in educational, organisational and community settings.

If you believe in our mission and in the impact of drama and applied theatre, please consider supporting us to keep our work going.

Some of these efforts include but are not limited to:

  • SDEA's Theatre Arts Conference which happens every 2 years, bringing an international community together
  • Our Drama Pedagogy Certification Course Essentials of Teaching and Learning Approaches, advancing the practice and quality of education given by drama educators
  • The Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative which supports the professional development of young drama educators and practitioners
  • Any other advocacy work by our members in the form of interest groups, empowering them to do more

Donate to us in the following ways:




Please make your cheque payable to: Singapore Drama Educators Association. All cheques must be in Singapore Dollars. Please indicate your Name and any specific project/initiative you are supporting (if any) at the back of the cheque.

If you require assistance, please email or call +65 6345 6997

Your generous contribution and support will make a difference to the arts scene and inspire practitioners and educators working with young people in drama and theatre.

Thank you!

Support us

Here are some of our causes to support, from supporting the professional development of drama educators to simply helping us keep our programmes running.

Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative

The Tina Sergeant Professional Development Initiative (TSPDI) is a funding initiative by the Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) to support freelance practitioners and drama educators to make professional development a regular part of their lives. Find out more

We believe in capability-development, capacity-building and knowledge-sharing for our community. As a registered charity, we aim to keep our programmes as accessible and affordable as possible for freelancers and young educators. In order for us to continue doing so, we need your support to keep these programmes running.Find out more