SOTA: School of the Arts Singapore
'War' from Impact 2023

Impact is an annual fundraising show that is organised by School of the Arts, Singapore (SOTA) to raise funds for the SOTA Endowment Fund (SEF).

Like the roots of a tree, the SEF was set up in 2019 to serve as a strong foundation towards growing a self-sustainable source of funds for the school in providing our students with bursaries, scholarships and other financial assistance. The fund ensures that SOTA’s unique arts education remains accessible so that no child gets left behind due to financial disadvantage.

Supporting our school’s vision to nurture the next generation of cultural leaders who positively impact society, the annual fundraising show draws inspiration from a Singaporean cultural leader who has made significant contributions in shaping Singapore’s arts and cultural landscape. Young aspiring artists at SOTA are encouraged to learn from the stories and works of these pioneers, in turn creating new and original works for the show.

Featuring Dance, Film, Literary Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts works by the SOTA community, Impact is a carefully crafted multidisciplinary showcase that is cohesive and rich in meaning. It is a celebration of everything that makes the SOTA education experience unique.

Impact has drawn inspiration from the life and works of the following cultural icons:
Tang Da Wu
Zubir Said

About the Logo

Impact LogoThe Impact logo was designed by Visual Arts students Clariss Tan and Emma Grace Sung. The students used two triangles replacing the 'a' to represent a fast-forward icon that illustrates how the SOTA Endowment Fund is forward-looking. The students also wanted to capture the idea of a blank canvas similar to the SOTA logo, to demonstrate that despite the different environments the logo may be placed in, it is able to adapt. Much like the adaptability of artists such as themselves, and their ability to make an Impact in any environment.


Click on the images below and look back on some of the memorable moments from Impact 2022 and Impact 2023.

Impact 2022 Reflections - Click to read
Impact 2023 Reflections - Click to read


Missed the show? Check out this highlight reel to find out what went down at Impact 2022!

Catch the highlights from Impact 2023!

Visual Arts student Na Byungha, painted three A3-sized portraits of Zubir Said for SOTA's fundraising show, Impact 2023.

Meet Year 5 Visual Arts students Clariss and Emma, the student designers behind the Impact logo!


We hear from some of our students and alumni who participated in Impact on how the impact of your donation makes a difference.


Alumni featured in Berita Harian for Impact 2023

Ketulusan karya Zubir Said jadi inspirasi
Semangat Zubir Said kekal di hati penggiat seni S'pura
Semangat Pak Zubir lawan arus demi muzik bakar semangat aktivis seni muda


Find out how you can make an Impact. Reach out to us at [email protected].