Noise Singapore 2007 - We Are All Ears!




Noise Singapore 2007 - We Are All Ears!


Exclusive apprenticeship opportunities & exciting competitions


beckon young artists, aged 25 and below


“The continued support from Noise artists and industry players over the last two years has been very encouraging. The Noise Apprenticeship is giving young talent a leg up the creative industries, providing insights into the creative process while moving many individuals closer to their dreams. Noise Singapore needs to be a sustained effort which continually builds on a stock of creativity that is enriched by a growing network of like-minded young artists,” said Ms Chua Ai Liang, Director of Audience Development, National Arts Council.


Launched in 2006, the Noise Apprenticeship this year features another stellar line-up of mentors. These include prominent musician Mr Imran Ajmain, recently Best New Artist Singapore and Best New Artist Regional at the Anugerah Planet Muzik 2007 awards; and Mr Lee Yeow Heng, creator of the animated character Pura the cat and the iconic toy SpaceSpore. For the first time, apprentices can also look forward to working on their mentors' commerical projects. An apprentice working with Mr Lee Yeow Heng for example, will help to collate market data towards the design and marketing of a toy prototype. Other apprentices will even get to experience the excitement of being involved in developing a magazine for the international market. These will come under the tutelage of Ms Tan Kheng Ju, an accomplished photographer, and will be involved in launching a photo-based magazine in 2008.


Noise Singapore 2007 will aim to woo more young artists with exclusive competitions such as “MTV Shoot and Snip”, “Literary Animation” and “We Make Noise, Not Clothes”.  These competitions are jointly organised with Noise partners; MTV Asia, Singapore Season and Flesh Imp, respectively and will run alongside existing general categories in the areas of Art & Design, Photography and Music.


In MTV Shoot and Snip, youths are invited to express their personal opinions on HIV and AIDS through the scripting, shooting and editing of 30-second video clips. Aside from offering a creative avenue for youths to demonstrate their social awareness, this competition is also a chance for regional exposure. The most original and creative entry will stand a chance to be featured on MTV Pop Inc and be seen by audiences in Southeast Asia. 


“By harnessing arts and creativity, Noise Singapore gives MTV an opportunity to educate on HIV and AIDS in an audience-interactive manner. In creating ‘MTV Shoot and Snip’, we hope to encourage our youths to think about one of the biggest issues facing their generation today and at the same time, promote greater personal and public interpretation on the subject,” says  Ms Joanna Tan, Director and Head of Marketing and Communications, MTV S.E.A.


In the Literary Animation competition, artists are invited to create animated interpretations of 22 selected literary works, ranging from short stories to poems written by 11 Singaporean writers.  Winning works stand to win attractive prizes and will also be featured at the Noise Singapore 2007 Showcase and website. In addition, these works will be viewed by audiences in China at the upcoming Singapore Season - a multi-agency effort showcasing Singapore’s artistic and cultural achievements in key global cities. 


As part of the ‘We Make Noise, Not Clothes” category, Noise Singapore together with homegrown company Flesh Imp invite youths to submit creative works on what ‘Noise’ means to them. The six most outstanding designs will be produced into limited edition T-shirts to be sold at Flesh Imp stores. The winning creation will also be adapted for use on this year’s Noise T-shirt.


Amongst the platforms that the short-listed and winning works will be featured on are MSN’s Windows Live Spaces and Suntec City’s electronic board.  Noise Singaporeartists can also participate in the blog space designed in collaboration with Windows Live Spaces. The public can also look out for the blog entries of Noise personality “N”, who will be sharing his thoughts as he follows the events and developments of the festival.  


“MSN and Windows Live are happy to be part of NOISE Singapore for the 2nd year running.  After our first successful collaboration in 2006 with Windows Live Messenger, we are thrilled to renew our partnership with the National Arts Council as we see ourselves being committed to seed an important community in Singapore.  Leveraging on our strength in social networking with Windows Live Spaces, we are happy to announce the launch of the first NOISE Singapore community (  This community encourages young budding artists in Singapore to come together to share their experiences in each of their interest areas, as well as to interact with industry mentors, and learn how to extend their reach as a professional artist by using Windows Live Spaces to showcase their work,” said Yvonne Tey, APAC Marcoms Lead, Microsoft Online Services Group. The Noise Singapore Community blogs and “N”’s blog can be found on from Thursday, 26 July.


Commenting on Suntec Singapore’s collaboration with Noise, Mr. Warren J. Buckley, Chief Executive Officer, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre said, “Suntec Singapore is proud to support the National Arts Council in their continued efforts to make art accessible to all. It is exciting to be part of this Noise Festival and play a role in encouraging a generation of young Singaporeans to find personal expression through art creation.” 


Further details on Noise Singapore 2007 can be found on


Please find the following annexes enclosed for information:

Annex 1 – About Noise Singapore

Annex 2 – Call for Submissions Details

Annex 3 – Mentors’ Biographies

Annex 4 – Noise Singapore Partners