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ARTistry by National Arts Council
 
Newsletter Issue 13 | November 2012      
NAC supported four partnership projects that brought professional artists and Special Education (SPED) schools together to develop and teach arts-based lessons.

Artist Victor Tan created a sculpture programme at Lighthouse School to help visually impared students gain confidence, strengthen their motor skills and express themselves. Teachers also learnt how to incorporate the programme into their school’s curriculum.

A networking session was also organised on 23 Octoctober for SPED schools and artists keen on working together. To attend future sessions, please email nac_aep@nac.gov.sg

Young musicians compete in the Dizi, Erhu, Guzheng, Pipa, Sheng, Suona, Yangqin, Zhongruan and Ensemble categories. Admission to the preliminary and final rounds of the competition is free.

International adjudicators Wong On-yuen, Kwok Chin Chye and Wang Chang Yuan will also be conducting special Master classes on 8 December.

Tickets to the Master Classes and the Prize Winners Concert (9 Dec) are available from SISTIC.

For more information, visit
http://www.nac.gov.sg/ncmc

NAC’s current 1 year and 2 year Major Grant schemes will be subsumed under a 3-year Major Grant scheme across the board from April 2013. This is in response to feedback from the industry for a longer grant term to allow for more long-term planning and greater stability. Application details here.


The Seed Grant is aimed at helping promising new groups kick-start their programmes and to formalise their operations. For groups in the early years of formation, this Grant is to help move them towards a more stable development as a professional not-for-profit arts organisation. Application details here.


Noise Singapore’s mentorship programmes - The Apprenticeship Programme and The Music Mentorship - are calling for young, aspiring artists now. Receive personal guidance on your artistic practice and pick up insights into the creative industries from respected practitioners in the field of art, design, photography and music. Mentees will get to perform at the Esplanade or present their works at SAM at 8Q.

To showcase your original works, join the hundreds of young people who send in their creative works to our Open Categories every year. You stand a chance to be featured on our showcase platforms, or even better, win the Noise Singapore Award – a grant that allows you to initiate your creative project!

Submissions close on 27 January 2013.

For more information, please visit http://www.noisesingapore.com, or join the Facebook page for updates.


The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Centre, Washington, is offering a Summer Fellowship. For four weeks each summer over three consecutive years, international arts managers participate in seminars, group projects and individual mentorships covering Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Marketing and Artistic Planning. For more information, please click here. The application deadline is 1 December 2012.


Singapore English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil language writers are invited to apply for a one-to-three month fully paid residency stay at the Toji Cultural Centre.

This is an annual opportunity for writers to focus entirely on creating new works within a serene and conducive environment. Up to 3 successful writers will be offered fully-paid residency awards in 2013.

The deadline for submission is 5 December 2012.

For more information and the application form, please click here.

Sherman Ong’s film, Banjir Kemarau (Flooding in the Time of Drought) and a new sound work by Heman Chong that interprets The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’s (APT) archive will be presented as part of APT 7 in Brisbane from 8th December 2012 to 14th April 2013.

This edition marks the twentieth anniversary of the APT series, the only recurring exhibition to present contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. APT7 will feature new and recent work by 75 artists and artist groups from 27 countries across the region, including painting, installation, sculpture and photography.


Young Singaporean Pianist Shaun Choo, 22, was awarded the top prize in the senior division at the 2nd Asia-Pacific International CHOPIN Piano Competition, held in South Korea. He won €20,000 as prize money and is slated to perform in a number of concerts, including two in Warsaw, at the Sale Retutowe and the Chopin Museum. Honorary guests at the competition included First Lady of Poland, the Mayor of Daegu, South Korea and the Polish Ambassador to Korea.

For more information, click here.


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