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ARTistry by National Arts Council
 
Newsletter Issue 27 | January 2014      
Calling all artists and arts groups! It's that time of the year again to recognise your generous donors and sponsors. Nominations for the National Arts Council's (NAC) Patron of the Arts Awards 2014 are now open. Join us as we recognise and celebrate your sponsors and donors for their valuable contributions in 2013. Submit your online nominations today by clicking here. Nominations close 7 March 2014.

To comply with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and the Charities (Fund-Raising Appeals for Local and Foreign Charitable Purposes) Regulations 2012, you are advised to obtain consent from your donors and sponsors before sharing their information with NAC, particularly for the Patron of the Arts 2014 nominations. To access the privacy consent template form, please click here.

The National Arts Council Chinese Dance Photo Exhibition and Showcase, 舞韵飞扬, will take place from 18 January to 2 March 2014, at various malls and libraries in Singapore. Together with partners J-cube Mall, Jurong Regional Library and Woodlands Regional Library, the event brings Chinese dance to the local community. Come and learn about the journeys of featured young dancers through a photo exhibition featuring works by dance photographer Tan Ngiap Heng. Don't miss the opportunity to experience exciting performances as well!

For more details on dates and timings for this event, click here.

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. Application deadline extended to 9 February 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 http://www.noisesingapore.com/ for more information.

The Words Go Round contest, "#140: My First Flash Fiction", inspired by micro-blogging site Twitter, challenges students from ages 7 to 19 to tell a compelling adventure story in 140 characters or less. Attractive prizes to be won! Entries can be submitted here, in English, Malay, Chinese or Tamil. Spread the word!
The 8th National Indian Music Competition will take place from 16 to 22 June 2014 at the School of the Arts Drama Theatre. Participants of the competition will stand to win trophies and certificates with total cash prizes amounting to $63,200.

The competition is open to all Singaporeans and Permanent Residents under the age of 30. Participants may take part in any of the 8 solo categories: Carnatic Vocal, Hindustani Vocal, Violin, Veena, Sitar, Flute, Mridangam and Tabla. Registration is now open from 7 January to 21 March 2014. For more information, please visit http://www.nac.gov.sg/nimc.

The NAC Arts Scholarship (undergraduate and postgraduate) and the NAC Management Scholarship (undergraduate) support talented and dedicated arts practitioners and professionals who have the potential to make a positive impact on Singapore's arts and cultural landscape, and to serve as future cultural leaders.

If you're interested in a career that rewards your passion, apply for our scholarships here. Application closes 14 March 2014.

NAC's Production Grant seeks to support the production and presentation of signature artistic works and platforms that can have significant impact and legacy for our arts scene in terms of artistic development and achievement, opportunities created for Singapore artists and practitioners, and reach to local and international markets.

The Production Grant is the highest level of support given by NAC for a production, project or platform. Visit https://nac.gov.sg/grants-schemes/grants/production for more information. Application closes on 15 February 2014.

Platform Festival Jasmin Vardimon Company, image
by Alistair Muir
Last chance to apply! NAC is looking for up to four outstanding and committed individuals to participate in a three-month Youth Arts Overseas Attachment Programme in the United Kingdom from May to July 2014.

The attachments will be hosted by established UK youth arts organisations such as Artswork and Rhythmix, and include opportunities for networking with international counterparts.

This initiative is part of the Council's on-going efforts to develop Singaporean artists, initiators, facilitators and youth engagement workers who can contribute to our local youth arts landscape. For more information and how to apply, please visit https://bitly.com/nacoyaa. Application closes on 31 January 2014.

Platform Young Advisors, image by Sorrell Foundation
Interested to run arts programmes for youths? In addition to the Youth Arts Overseas Attachment Programme, NAC is organising three youth arts workshops in February as part of our on-going efforts to help those who are interested to contribute to the youth arts landscape. The workshops are developed with Artswork, UK's national youth arts development agency, and delivered by experienced youth arts facilitators from the UK.

Available spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For details and to sign-up, please click here.

The WSQ Diploma in Arts Management is now open for application. Conducted by Emily Hill Institute for Creative Enterprise (EHICE), in partnership with NAC and the Workforce Development Agency (WDA), this arts management programme aims to meet the professional development needs of current and aspiring arts administrators and managers.

Through the programme, participants will further their skills and knowledge in areas including finance and budgeting, marketing, sponsorship and fundraising, legal basics and intellectual property, project management and arts administration systems. Classes will begin in mid-February 2014.

For more information, please visit http://www.emilyhill.org/EHICE/WSQDipAM.php or contact Mr Bryan Lee at bryan@sixdegrees.asia

NAC, in partnership with the University of Iowa's International Writing Program (IWP), is offering a fully-paid three month residency award to a Singaporean writer for the 2014 Fall Residency, from 23 August - 11 November 2014. For more information, and to apply, please click here. All applications must reach NAC by 28 February 2014.
Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Lawrence Wong with student performers from Yishun Primary School.
56 schools were awarded the National Arts Education Award (NAEA) in a ceremony, which was graced by Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Lawrence Wong. Jointly developed by NAC and the Ministry of Education, the biennial award recognises schools which have used the NAEA framework to develop a holistic approach to arts education programming. The schools were awarded across three categories, Blaze, Glow and Spark, which affirm different levels of their arts development.

Click here to find out more about the award or how to apply for the next cycle, which opens in February 2015.
 

For more information, click here.



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