Noise Singapore 2006 - 9 November to 31 Dec 2006


Opening Event – Showcase @ Marina Square


Date: 9 November 2006 (Thursday)


Time: 6.30pm


Venue: Marina Square Central Atrium


Guest-of-Honour: Mr Teo Ser Luck Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports


Get ready for the blast! More than 1,000 exciting original art and creative design, music and photography works by young people will be released on the Noise and other online, print, broadcast and out-of-home media platforms.  Noise Singapore 2006 (Noise 2006), the only “venue-less” arts festival for young people by young people, unearths the myriad of promising artistic and creative talents and their collaborations with professionals in the creative industries.


To kick start Noise 2006, Mr Teo Ser Luck, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry ofCommunity Development, Youth and Sports, will officially open the Noise 2006 Showcase @ Marina Square on 9 November. The public can view Noise works and enjoy live performances by Noise artists at the 3-day Showcase until 12 November.  They can also vote for their favourite works at the Noise website, which will permanently store and showcase the works as a gateway to a wider global audience. 


The works released were selected from near 5,000 submissions by some 2,000 young artists in the Open categories, sponsored competitions and Noise Apprenticeship Programme.  The competitions were sponsored by Pringles, SONY BMG, MSN and StarHub for participants to create new designs for their products.  Winners of the sponsored competitions will receive prizes at the Opening Event.


“Noise has given young people a visible platform to unleash their creativity and succeeded in encouraging broad-based participation from youths.  This second installation of Noise has also been successful in attracting more partners, sponsors and professionals from the creative industries.  It has provided invaluable opportunities for youths to be spotted and get a head start in the creative industries,” said Ms Chua Ai Liang, Director for Audience Development, National Arts Council.


Noise 2006 will feature works by 26 apprentices from the Noise Apprenticeship Programme.  They were mentored by 17 leading names in the music, design and art industries for seven weeks from 15 June to 30 July 2006.  The Noise mentors includePeter Chadwick (Artistic Director, ZIP Design (UK)), Prudencio DengCoy Miel (Senior Executive Artist, Singapore Press Holdings), Jackson Tan (Creative Director / Partner, Black Design, and Founding Partner, Phunk Studio), Kelley Cheng (Editorial Director, Page One Publishing, and Creative Director, Page One Group) and Desmond Goh (Musician, Electrico).


Noise artists have been invited for further collaboration with the music, design and art industry.  This year, three Noise artists have already been commissioned by soon-to-be launched Channel [V] to develop works for their upcoming launch.


Noise Singapore 2006 is part of Crea©tive 2006, a month-long celebration of Singapore's creative industries initiated by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts.


Details about the Festival are attached:

Annex 1: Media platforms for showcasing Noise works

Annex 2: Factsheet and judges list

Annex 3: Noise Apprenticeship Programme

Annex 4: Sponsored Categories

Annex 5: Sponsors and Partners list

Annex 6: Programme for Noise Showcase @ Marina Square


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 25 years and below to apply for its Apprenticeship Programme, and submit original works to its Open Categories and Competitions.  Selected works are featured in the Festival Showcase this November to December.


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Crea©tive 2006 – Reinvent Your Future


Crea©tive 2006 – Reinvent Your Future is a month-long showcase to celebrate and promote Singapore's creative industries, which comprises the arts, design and media. Now in its second year, this international showcase is initiated by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) as part of the efforts to developSingapore into a prominent Asian hub for the creative industries


Bringing to Singapore and international audiences an experience of world-class creativity this year are Beyond 2006, Asia Media Festival, President’s Design Award, Noise Singapore, GreenField, Creative Youth Xchange, 20/20 and 10TouchPoints.


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