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Noise Singapore is back with its anticipated Noise Anchor Programmes and Noise Music Mentorship [see full details here]

Noise Singapore is back with its anticipated Noise Anchor Programmes and Noise Music Mentorship [see full details here]

Established in 2005, Noise Singapore is an initiative of the National Arts Council (NAC) which provides opportunities for young people to engage with the arts.

This edition, Noise Singapore brings co-creation to the forefront by actively involving youths from all walks of life. Five creative entities — Band of Doodlers, iMMERSiVELY, Invasion Singapore, Ownself Records and The Unusual Network — were commissioned to co-develop programmes that expose participants to varied forms of digital and urban arts through mentorships, as well as creation and showcase opportunities.

Learning Through Mentorships

Noise Singapore provides young people with mentorship opportunities to strengthen their artistic capabilities by learning from peers and established artists. This is seen in Noise Metaverse by iMMERSiVELY which connects 14 mentees with experienced artists who incorporate technology in their practice.

The two-month programme brings together youths with interest in technology as well as the arts and allows them to have a unique experience of creating digital artworks using immersive technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). Audiences can expect is the Pop-up Books for the 21st Century which utilises AR technology to revolutionise storytelling by appealing to the imagination.

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Based on the theme “Connecting People, Correcting Perceptions”, illustrator collective Band of Doodlers returns with Noise Local Motif, a mentorship programme that fosters a sense of self and community through peer-to-peer learning.

29 youths will be working with Band of Doodlers and beneficiaries from Social Sector Organisations such as Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore (CPAS) and the Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) to co-create illustration works to be displayed across two trains on the MRT Downtown Line.

The iconic Noise Music Mentorship (NMM) is back, and, for this time, the programme introduces an expanded range of artists from a greater diversity of music communities as mentors to the 20 aspiring music acts. These mentees will be guided by established artists like Sai Akilesh from the traditional Indian music scene, turntablist DJ KoFlow, and musician Tim De Cotta to name a few, in preparation for a public showcase from 16 – 17 March 2019 at Plaza Singapura.

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Discovering Urban Arts at Festivals

Noise Singapore also welcomes two popular festivals back from the past edition.

Held on 23 March 2019, Noise Invasion Festival programmed by Invasion Singapore will feature urban arts encounters in a shopping mall carpark. Activities include street art and interactive public art installations, live music and dance performances and a vintage streetwear and arts market. Audiences can participate in online conversations that discuss urban art culture and soak up the atmosphere with their friends via a live stream of the festival.

Noise GIF Fest programmed by The Unusual Network will spotlight GIFs, a popular and accessible medium that loops visual data. Audiences can expect an immersive experience from the GIFs of 30 young art makers as they transform Block 7 Gillman Barracks visual arts exhibition space into a state-of-the-art digital showcase site.

For more information about each Noise Singapore programme, please visit here.

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