One of Singapore’s well-known funds that supports arts training for financially disadvantaged children, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF), celebrates its 12th year this May by expanding its reach to the northern part of Singapore
Founded in 2005 with the aim of providing a level-playing field in the arts for young people from financially disadvantaged families, BT BAF which is managed by The RICE Company Ltd (TRCL) will be opening two new arts training centres for children in Northpoint in Yishun come fourth quarter of this year.
At present, BT BAF already supports two centrally located arts centres, The Little Arts Academy (LAA) located at Selegie Road and 10 Square @ Orchard Central (10 Square) on Orchard Road. LAA and 10 Square are multi-disciplinary arts centres which provide creative learning environments for children and youth respectively. Beneficiaries of the BT BAF aged 6 to 19 pursue music, dance, theatre and visual arts at these two centres.