Creative Industries Awards

 

2010 CREATIVE INDUSTRIES & MICA SCHOLARSHIPS AWARD CEREMONY, 12 AUGUST 2010, THURSDAY, 10.30AM, AT THE SINGAPORE AIRLINES THEATRE, LASALLE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

 

Acting Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, Mr Lui Tuck Yew will present a total of 54 scholarships and 6 bursaries, worth about $3.8 million at this year’s Creative Industries & MICA Scholarships Awards 2010.

 

2 The scholarships and bursaries will be presented to outstanding talents in the creative industries and information services, ranging from visual and performing arts, design, digital filmmaking, screenwriting, journalism and public relations.

 

3 The successful recipients for the Creative Industries scholarships were selected from a cohort of 396 applicants, and this year sees the highest number of awards being given out since the establishment of the Creative Industries Scholarships in 2006.  These recipients were chosen based on their creative portfolios and potential to contribute to the growth of creative industries in Singapore.

 

4 These scholarships are given in support of our scholars for their passion and keen dedication to their areas of interest.  This year, the National Arts Council has expanded its overseas arts scholarships and introduced a new local scholarship scheme to better support promising individuals in their artistic and/or professional education and training. The DesignSingapore Scholarship aims to groom design talents who can help develop Singapore into Asia’s leading hub for design excellence, while the National Heritage Board Scholarship will help fuel promising talents in their passion for heritage and museums by providing them with the means to pursue studies in related fields. The Media Development Authority of Singapore will also be giving out local and overseas scholarships in various fields. Through these scholarships, MICA hopes to further catalyse the growth of our creative industries

 

5 The Creative Industries scholarships started from a national effort to transform Singapore into a global city for arts, heritage, media and design. These awards and bursaries underscore the commitment that MICA and our agencies have in nurturing talent to build up Singapore’s capabilities to support a creative and innovation-driven economy.

 

6 In addition, MICA’s Information Service Scholarship was introduced in 2008 for local and overseas undergraduate studies in the areas of Mass Communications, Public Relations, Journalism and Media Studies.

 

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS 11 AUGUST 2010