Global Arts Link was founded in 2008 by Charlene Lim, a Paris-based Singaporean cultural broker with an extensive international network. The agency draws from Charlene's vast experience working across disciplines and cultures to provide clients with consultation, producing, representation and touring services, always balancing a personalised approach with a global perspective. We understand the many challenges faced by artists and cultural organisations, and thrive on working together to find creative solutions going forward. We also work with presenters and companies in search of exceptional artists and performances for their platforms, brands and projects.
Our current clients include German ballet superstar Friedemann Vogel, and British-Indian sarod maestro Soumik Datta. We also act as international tour producer for a number of theatre and music productions. These include: King of Ghosts, a cinematic concert by Soumik Datta Arts, theatre productions: Wot? No Fish!! by bread&circuses, POP-UP Duets by Janis Claxton, Together Alone by Lee Chen Wei & Vakulya Zoltán, Purge by Brian Lobel, Frogman by curious directive, A Woman in Waiting the autobiographical play on celebrated South African legend Thembi Mtshali-Jones directed by Yaël Farber, and A Celebration of Harold Pinter directed by John Malkovich featuring Julian Sands.
Past clients include Eastman|Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, English National Ballet, Short+Sweet (Australia/ Singapore), The Arts Arena and International Theatre Institute ITI: an NGO founded by UNESCO with a network of centres in over 70 countries which uses the performing arts to promote peace and cultural cooperation.
more about Charlene Lim
Always working across borders and boundaries, Charlene is committed to connecting people and ideas to promote cultural dialogue.
In 2018, Charlene was appointed by the National Arts Council Singapore as Cultural Consultant to the Singapore Embassy in France to raise the profile of Singapore arts & artists in France, and to strengthen cultural relations between the two countries.
Since 2015, Charlene has been a board member of Paris-based NGO Les Petits Riens. Founded by choreographer Beatrice Jacobs, the NGO provides disenfranchised youth access to culture through workshops and performances.
In 2013, Charlene was the International Producer for Dance the Dream: a global music & dance tribute held in 16 cities around the world on 28th August to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. "The Dream at 50" was led by Karz Productions in New York, in partnership with United Nations, UNESCO, International Theatre Institute, and YouTube amongst others.
In 2012, she led on the 50th anniversary celebration of World Theatre Day with John Malkvoich and the 30th anniversary of International Dance Day with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at UNESCO, both events hosted by the ITI.
From 2008 to 2010, Charlene worked on Swanning Around : a major UK-China collaboration and a highlight at the UK Pavilion National Day Performance which won the Outstanding Performance Award at the Shanghai World Expo as English National Ballet’s Asia Project Consultant.
Prior to moving to Paris, Charlene had assumed the roles of Company Manager of Akram Khan Dance Company in London, and Cultural Attaché at the Australian High Commission in Singapore.