Aspiring young talents with a passion for music, photography, moving images, and art & design are invited to apply for Noise Singapore 2016. In this 11th edition of Noise Singapore, the flagship Noise Art Mentorship (NAM) and Noise Music Mentorship (NMM) will be spearheaded by industry partners for the first time.
This year, the Noise Singapore mentorship programmes will have three partners: Objectifs, OH! Open House and Thunder Rock School. These partners will lead and manage the NAM and NMM which will last for six months, two months more than the previous edition. The longer six-month mentorship periods for the NAM and NMM will provide mentees additional time to work closely with their mentors to prepare for their respective major showcases. With this extended duration, both Art and Music mentees can also look forward to more exposure throughout 2016 in the form of mini showcases and involvement in the curatorial process respectively.
For the NAM mentees, the new format will also see them deciding on the artistic direction of their work, as opposed to producing works for particular sets of themes. This affords the mentees greater and more meaningful responsibility throughout the mentorship period. Besides offering mentorship opportunities, Noise Singapore is also a platform where young people get to showcase their creative talent. The Noise Singapore flagship visual arts exhibition featuring artworks submitted year-round, as well as concerts featuring Noise Alumni members, is set to take place this August to September.
The NAM will be co-lead by two partners: Objectifs, which will handle the Photography & Moving Images component, and OH! Open House, which will handle the Interdisciplinary Art component. Objectifs is a nonprofit visual arts centre dedicated to photography and film that has been conducting programmes for students and emerging photographers, while OH! Open House, founders behind the popular art walk of the same name, had most recently served as curators for the Noise Singapore 2015 mentee-led exhibition, “c. 2015 –”. The NMM will be lead by Thunder Rock School which will design the music programme. They are a music-focused institute that gives aspiring musicians a head-start by connecting them with established players in Singapore’s music fraternity through courses and workshops.
For more information about Noise Singapore and their programmes, click here.