Sheng Hong Arts Institute (SHAI) was established in 2008 to preserve and promote Chinese culture, heritage and traditional arts, and to develop the arts of Chinese music, dance and theatre performances in Singapore. The foci of SHAI are on Chinese dance, Nanyin (南音), and Chinese orchestra.
Led by our President Mr Tan Thiam Lye BBM(L), the affairs of SHAI are managed by a Management Committee whose members serve on a voluntary basis without receiving any form of remuneration and who share the same objects of SHAI to contribute to the local arts and cultural scene.
SHAI is a registered charity administered by the Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth. Its operations are mainly funded by contributions from philanthropic organizations such as Lorong Koo Chye Sheng Hong Temple Association and San Qing Gong Taoist Cultural Centre. SHAI also receives grants from National Arts Council, and donations from individuals through Giving.Sg for its community projects. These contributions enable SHAI to continue its work to promote its objects and to offer courses to individuals of all races, religions and age at highly subsidized rates.