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29 January 2017 – Press Release
Singapore Bicentennial 2019 Kicks Off

A consortium of six companies has announced the intention to create a series of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences, as part of the Singapore Bicentennial 2019 Celebration.

The consortium includes The RICE Company, Autodesk, IAHGames, Limitless Alliance, Hub Media and STORM.sg.

26 October 2016 – Press Release
ChildAid Inspires Young Talents to Live Their Dreams

A young guzheng student who plays pop music on her instrument; a ukulele and vocal student who aspires to be a world famous gamer; an aspiring ballet dancer who enjoys showing her humorous side to entertain. These are some of the young talents who will get to live their dreams at Singapore’s major annual children’s charity concert, ChildAid, come November.

1 October 2016 – Press Release
Leading Childcare Educator Celebrates Children’s Day with A Good Deed To Charity

Leading Singapore childhood educator, Patricia Koh brought cheer to 200 beneficiaries yesterday with a new corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative through her childcare chain, MapleBear Singapore on Children’s Day.

In celebration of Children’s Day and in the spirit of giving back to the community, Koh’s childcare chain, MapleBear Singapore – developed from a Canadian based early learning programme – demonstrated its generosity with a treat for beneficiaries of the Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) at Resorts World Sentosa.

5 August 2016 – Press Release
ChildAid Benefits from UOB and Yu Neng Primary School’s Fundraising Efforts

A key Singapore children’s charity event will be receiving a strong boost with a generous donation from United Overseas Bank (UOB) and a heartfelt initiative from Yu Neng Primary School.

UOB donates $800,000 to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund

1 August 2016 – Press Release
Fast-rising Local Music Talents Unite in Brand New Annual Concert

Music lovers are in for a treat this August with a brand new annual music festival that features the best of emerging Singapore pop talents.

Called Singapore Rhapsodies – The Concert, this one-night only event is a youthful and exuberant celebration of a new generation of fast-rising music talents such as Charlie Lim, Daphne Khoo and Sezairi Sezali. An initiative of the SING50 Fund which supports the development of Singapore music and songs, Singapore Rhapsodies – The Concert will be held on Palawan Green at Sentosa on 27 August.

7 July 2016 – Press Release
Judy Ongg’s Charity Concert in Aid of Budding Artists in Singapore

Young artistic talents in Singapore find a new champion this September in renowned Taiwanese singer-actress Judy Ongg.

Best known for her 1970s hit single ‘Miserarete (魅せられて)’ which sold two million copies in Japan, Judy Ongg will be performing in an exclusive one-night fundraiser concert for The Business Times Budding Artists Fund at Marina Bay Sands.

3 August 2016 – Press Release
Dick Lee Inspires Young Music Students and Aspiring Musicians

In a one-hour session at The School of the Arts (SOTA), 2005 Cultural Medallion recipient Dick Lee shared career tips, advice and interesting quips on being an acclaimed musician and trailblazer in Singapore’s music history with students from the music faculty.

More than 40 music students from Year 3 and Year 4 whom attended the event, listened intently as Dick Lee answered questions on his professional experience and creative thought-process fielded by a student moderator.

27 May 2016 – Press Release
New Series in Tribute of Accomplished Singapore Musicians

Singapore musicians will receive a boost this year with the launch of a new series that aims to recognise and honour artistes whose contribution has influenced and left an impact on the development of Singapore’s cultural scene.

Aptly titled The ICON Series, this annual platform is a new intiative of the Sing50 Fund which was founded in 2015 to preserve and celebrate our Singapore music heritage by fostering knowledge of and affection for Singapore music among the young and the community.

15 June 2016 – Press Release
Bigger Performing Arts Platform for Aspiring Artists

Singapore’s annual open arts platform for talents in the performing arts goes bigger this year with a larger venue.

Founded in 2013, the Asia Arts Festival stands unique in Singapore for being the only such platform where aspiring artists from any performing arts genre can participate in a festival in an encouraging, non-competitive setting.