An initiative of the National Arts Council, Noise Singapore is dedicated to making noise about the creative talent of young people aged 35 and below. Through numerous platforms to express, develop and showcase their creativity, Noise Singapore hopes to encourage young people in Singapore to actively participate and nurture their relationship with the arts, as well as get them spotted for their budding abilities. Broadly classified under the genres of art and design, music and photography, the Noise community will learn from top professionals, interact with like-minded youths and share their original creations with the world. Noise Singapore platforms include concerts at venues like the Esplanade that feature young musicians hungry for performing experience and exposure, exhibitions of varied scale that showcase the original artistic creations of young people, an online gallery, mentoring programmes that link aspiring artists with top professionals in the industry, as well as workshops, talks and activities that focus on providing a fun experience of participating in the arts.
Other Youth Arts Platforms
As part of Noise Singapore's efforts to catalyse arts creation, participation and appreciation among young people, the Noise Movement provides funding to seed ground-up programmes that get young people involved in the arts. Such ground-up programmes will cater to the varied interests of young people and contribute to the growth of a vibrant youth arts scene in Singapore. Click here to find out more.
This is an open call for creative arts projects with community impact! We, the Pocket Rocketeers, wish to encourage fellow young people to act on their creative impulses and create arts projects that go beyond self-expression. As long as you’d like to share why your creative idea is unique and would make a difference, we’d be glad to hear more from you. Click here for more information.
If you’re a young artist planning to carry out a process-driven / co-creative project with members of the public/community, do check out this Basic Evaluation Toolkit which may help you in your planning.
The arts play an important role in offering young people at-risk an outlet for expression, growth and reflection. We want to provide marginalised groups of young people with access to the arts and develop a range of prevention, early intervention and rehabilitation programmes to meaningfully engage them in healthy activities.
Through customised programmes to meet the needs of young people at-risk, we hope to see the transformative power of the arts in their lives, especially in the areas of increased self esteem, renewed interest in learning and development of arts and life skills, to contribute to a reduction in delinquent behaviour over time.
If you're an artist interested to work with young people at-risk, please contact Chua_Jia_Lin@nac.gov.sg for more details.
For more information of our pilot programmes, please click here.