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Newsletter Issue 25 | November 2013      
The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) has launched a $200m Cultural Matching Fund (CMF) to match dollar-for-dollar cash donations to arts and heritage charities from 1 November 2013. With the CMF, the impact of donations to arts and heritage charities are effectively doubled. This is on top of the 250% tax deduction on cash donations made to IPCs. In addition, donors may also be nominated for the Patron of the Arts/Heritage awards which are conferred by NAC and NHB respectively. Click here for more details.

Back for its 9th edition in 2013, the biennial competition celebrates music excellence and is a unique platform to develop the performing skills of young musicians, improve music standards and identify potential music talents. Join in the excitement as more than 200 young musicians vie for top honours!

Admission to the quarter-final, semi-final and final (excluding Artist Category) rounds held from 30 November to 6 December 2013 is free.

International adjudicators David Cerone, Markus Gundermann, Jun Yi Ma, Gennady Dzyubenko, Dean Kramer and Ick Choo Moon will also conduct Master Classes on 7 December 2013. Tickets to these, the Artist Category finals and the Prize Winners Concert on 8 December 2013 can be purchased from SISTIC, with a package promotion available.


TAFY Appointed Programme Partner for Centre 42

NAC is pleased to announce the appointment of 2 & Fifty Years (TAFY) as our programme partner for Centre 42. TAFY is an art collective comprising Mr Casey Lim, Mr Chiu Chien Seen, Dr Robin Loon and Ms Michele Lim.

Situated at 42 Waterloo Street, this new centre will be the first of its kind in Singapore, dedicated to the documenting, promoting and creating of writing for Singapore theatre. It is intended to be a focal point for the incubation of new works, nurturing of playwriting talents, research and discourse on Singapore theatre. The Centre will serve theatre practitioners and the greater arts community who are interested to pursue text-based creations for the stage. In addition, it will also extend its reach to the public through activities to raise appreciation of Singapore theatre.

Centre 42 is targeted to be launched by end-March 2014 with a full suite of programmes by end 2014.

The Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award celebrate the artistic achievements and contributions of individuals who have impacted Singapore's arts scene. Recognise your cultural heroes today. Put in your nominations for the 2014 Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award at http://nac.gov.sg/cmyaa. Nominations are open till 20 January 2014.
 

Noise Singapore provides opportunities for those aged 35 and below to explore their creative impulses through the arts. This could be the platform for you! Visit www.noisesingapore.com for more information.

Open Categories: Submit your original works of art, design or photography and you could be featured in one of our public platforms including exhibitions, publications and online showcases.

Mentorship: Looking to further develop your interest and skills? Our mentoring programmes offer personal guidance by top practitioners in art, design, photography and music!

Apply by 31 January 2014.


Singaporean writers working in English, Chinese, Malay or Tamil are invited to apply for a one- to three-month residency at the Toji Cultural Centre in South Korea.

Nestled among hills, the Toji Cultural Centre welcomes international and Korean writers every year and provides a serene environment for the creation and development of new works.

For more information, please click here. Submit your applications by 10 January 2014. Up to three successful writers will be offered fully-paid residencies in 2014.

The DeVos Institute's Summer Fellowship offers international arts managers an immersive program of study in arts management strategy. For four weeks each summer, for three consecutive years, international Fellows participate in seminars, group projects, individual mentorships and practical assignments supervised by Institute faculty and Center senior staff. Application Deadline: 1 December 2013

For more information and application instructions, please click here.


Do you have what it takes to dazzle people on the streets with your talent? Our next busking audition is on 8 January 2014 (Friday) at the Drama Centre, National Library.
For more information, please visit our busking webpage or call Sheryl (The Presenting Company) at 6438 6466.


The LKY Scholarship is a post-graduate scholarship that recognises outstanding individuals with the aptitude and inclination to contribute to society. Applications are now open and will close on 13 December 2013. Click here for details.

First-Prize Winners of the 2013 Golden Point Award with Guest-of-Honour, NAC Chairman Professor Chan Heng Chee
The 2013 Golden Point Award, held at The Arts House on 7 November 2013, celebrated 46 winners, aged from as young as 16 to 65 years old. These creative literary talents were selected from a strong pool of 771 entries.

Winning entries touched on a wide spectrum of themes that include kinship, romance and adventure and are available here for your reading pleasure.


The biennial GPA is Singapore's premier national creative writing competition and aims to encourage new writing for both short stories and poetry in our four official languages. The competition also serves to identify and nurture new literary talents and spark creative thinking and literary expression in Singapore.


Great Women of Our Time 2013 Award

Theatre practitioner and drama therapist Ms Lee Wai Ying is a recipient of the Singapore Women's Weekly magazine's Great Women of Our Time 2013 award in the Arts and Media category. This award honours "trailblazers who have made significant contributions to their respective industries, and who are paving the way for future generations".

Ms Lee received a NAC Arts Scholarship in 2011 to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Drama and Movement Therapy at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in the UK. She has a passion to nurture drama therapy practice in Singapore which is still at a nascent stage of development. She is now spearheading the drama therapy movement, hoping to reach out to a wider audience with her work in community projects.

Six outstanding arts professionals have been awarded the inaugural 2013 NAC Cultural Fellowship. They are Audrey Wong (Programme Leader, LASALLE and former Nominated Member of Parliament), Goh Su Lin (General Manager, Intercultural Theatre Institute), Kok Heng Leun (Artistic Director, Drama Box), Natalie Hennedige (Artistic Director, Cake Theatrical Productions), Noor Effendy Ibrahim (Artistic Director, The Substation) and Quek Ling Kiong (Resident Conductor, Singapore Chinese Orchestra).

The NAC Cultural Fellowship is set up to recognise and develop outstanding arts professionals across different practices who have shown potential and commitment to play a bigger role as cultural leaders and advocates in Singapore.

Click here for details.

For more information, click here.



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