Noise Singapore 2006 Apprenticeship Programme


Noise Singapore Apprentices and Artists


Get Set for Creative Journey



26 apprentices embark on a seven-week mentorship while


Noise Singapore bands rock on 8 July concert


Create a marketable brand identity for the renowned Glastonbury music festival; craft and execute a fashion spread from scratch; conceptualise a mobile retail concept.


These are just some of the challenging, exciting briefs dished out by Noise Singapore mentors to 26 budding talents in art, design, music and photography. Handpicked from over 100 applications, these young artists impressed with their promising portfolios to secure a valuable spot in the seven-week Apprenticeship Programme. This brand-new Programme aims to give youths a head start in the creative industries, and is part of the Noise Singapore 2006 – a unique youth festival organised by the National Arts Council (NAC).


Noise Singapore Apprentices are currently under the tutelage of 17 industry experts from Singaporeand the United Kingdom. The mentors include Zip Design’s Peter Chadwick, Phunk Studio’s Jackson Tan, The Oddfellows’ Patrick Chng and Shooting Gallery Asia’s Sebastian Tan.


Projects undertaken by Art, Design and Photography Apprentices vary from designing magazine spreads to creating a full collection of graphic works for exhibition. Music Apprentices, on the other hand, are tasked to create two original works in their preferred genre of music.


Selected works from the Apprenticeship Programme will be featured in the Festival Showcase this November. The month-long Showcase exposes Noise Singapore participants and their works to a wider audience through a series of public events and media platforms across print, broadcast and web. Selected music compositions will be produced to form a Noise Singapore CD compilation. Official sponsor StarHub will also document the journey of two Noise Singapore mentors and their apprentices on MTV Asia’s “Pop Inc” TV programme this August and September.


Members of the public can get sneak peeks and updates of these artistic journeys through the Apprentices’ individual blogs on The Apprenticeship Programme is supported by Creative Community Singapore, an initiative by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts.


Now in its second year, Noise Singapore continues to build a dynamic talent pool that explores artistic boundaries, networks and collaborates with the creative industries. Since late last year, participants of the inaugural Noise Singapore 2005 have been exposed to a range of showcase opportunities. They include radio interviews, collaborations under the 2006 National Defence campaign and performances in POPagenda. An upcoming Noise concert on 8 July will also put the spotlight on five Noise Singapore bands and their original compositions. The featured bands areAuburn’s Epiphany, Stentorian, X’scapists, Comic Strip and Da T-Squad. The Noise concert is part of SHINE, a youth festival supported by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports and the National Youth Council.


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Annex 1 – Media RSVP for Noise Concert

Annex 2 – Mentors and Apprentices


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Noise Singapore 2006

Organised by the National Arts Council, Noise Singapore is a unique, fun and accessible platform for youths. Tapping on the pervasive presence and use of technological communication channels by youths, Noise Singapore encourages youths to go beyond being passive arts audiences, and allows them to present their creative works to an expanded audience.


Launched on 9 May this year, Noise Singapore 2006 called on youths below 25 to apply for its Apprenticeship Programme, and submit original works to its Open Categories and Competitions. Selected works will be featured in the Festival Showcase this November. The Festival Showcase comprises a slew of public events and media platforms across print, broadcast, and web.


Closing date for the Pringles Design-A-Can competition is 14 July 2006, while closing date for the other Competitions and Open Categories is 13 August 2006.