Keppel partners NAC for Singapore’s first sustainable subsidised ticket purchasing scheme to benefit audiences




Keppel partners NAC for Singapore’s first sustainable subsidised ticket purchasing scheme to benefit audiences


24 July 2008Singapore - Keppel Corporation and the National Arts Council (NAC) are jointly launching Singapore’s first sustained subsidised ticket purchasing scheme to benefit and cultivate audiences for the arts.


To be branded as Keppel Nights, this innovative arts advocacy initiative is part of Keppel Corporation’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme to celebrate its  40th Anniversary in August this year.


With the $250,000 cash contribution from Keppel, the year-long scheme allows patrons to purchase tickets of pre-selected performances at half price.


The inaugural show of the series of Keppel Nights is marked by Keppel Corporation’s 40thAnniversary Concert performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra on       19 August 2008. The Concert will premiere a symphony that Keppel has commissioned specially for its anniversary.


Mr Teo Soon Hoe, Senior Executive Director and Group Finance Director of Keppel Corporation, said, “A long-term supporter of the arts, Keppel is delighted to work with NAC on this innovative scheme to make the arts more accessible to students, heartlanders, senior citizens and their families over a year.


“Even as Keppel celebrates 40 years of growing along with Singapore, we want to continue to nurture and engage the community and through this initiative, help make the arts an integral part of our lives.”


Commented Mr Lee Suan Hiang, CEO, “We are very happy to have Keppel onboard as a partner as the company is an example of a good corporate citizen and strong supporter of the arts. This innovative scheme makes it possible for more people to enjoy the arts at affordable prices, which is in line with NAC's mission to nurture the arts and make it an integral part of the lives of the people inSingapore. In addition, arts groups will also be able to sell more tickets and reach out to a wider audience."


Some upcoming shows selected include Singapore Lyric Opera’s Puccini’s Turandot, The Ming Hwa Yuan Taiwanese Opera Company’s Moonfest 2008 –The Immortal of Penglai, Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Suddenly Last Summer and Singapore Repertory Theatre’s BOOM.


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About Keppel Corporation

Keppel Corporation has key businesses in Offshore & Marine, Property and Infrastructure. Leveraging its core competencies, Keppel continues to deliver more value through creating sustainable development and living.


Operating in more than 30 countries, Keppel is focused for the future with its strategic thrusts ofSustaining Growth in its key businesses, Empowering Lives through continuous training and development and Nurturing Communities in the countries that it operates.


A homegrown multinational company, Keppel celebrates forty years of achievement in 2008 and is poised to grow beyond.


About the National Arts Council

The National Arts Council (NAC) was established in September 1991 to spearhead the development of the arts in Singapore. To realise its vision of developing Singapore into a distinctive global city for the arts, NAC provides total support to nurture artistic talent, promotes the practice and appreciation of the arts among Singaporeans, builds up capabilities and resources, facilitates internationalisation and advocates the value of the arts. Through its holistic range of programmes and initiatives to develop the entire arts value chain, the Council champions the growth of a vibrant arts sector where the arts is accessible to all, and the community of artists, arts groups and arts businesses can innovate, excel and achieve sustainability in the long term.



(L-R) Mrs Susan Loh, Director, Special Projects, National Arts Council (NAC); Mr Lee Suan Hiang, CEO, NAC; Mr Teo Soon Hoe, Senior Executive Director & Group Finance Director, Keppel Corporation and Ms Wang Look Fung, GM, Group Corporate Communications, Keppel Corporation - Inking the partnership for the arts advocacy initiative, which is part of Keppel Corporation’s corporate social responsibility programme to celebrate the Company’s 40th Anniversary in August 2008.



Strong partnership between Keppel and NAC for innovative scheme to cultivate audiences for the Arts

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