In conjunction with Kindness Day SG, BT BAF Beneficiaries and Certis Continue to Give Back to the Community despite the COVID-19 Circuit Breaker

Music and movement can certainly transcend physical boundaries during this COVID-19 Circuit Breaker period. Two beneficiaries of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) took the lead in taking over 25 staff of leading advanced integrated security organisation Certis through a dance workshop to create a video for Kindness Day SG’s TikTok Hashtag Challenge on 22nd May.

“What I found the most enjoyable was that I got to interact with new people
from different backgrounds and also have the chance to teach others. I really enjoyed teaching a part of the session to Certis employees today and I would like to have more opportunities to do so in the future”
– 14-year-old beneficiary Nur Adrianz Bin Kamaruddin

This dance workshop capped off the 4-part Community Give-Back series sponsored by Certis. In the past year, the programmes from this series has enabled BT BAF beneficiaries to utilise their artistic talents to reach out to and uplift other needy members of the community through various activities.

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BT Budding Artists Fund beneficiaries lead Certis staff in virtual dance workshop

Bonia’s CNY Special Edition Bags

International luxury brand BONIA’s inaugural partnership with The Little Arts Academy (LAA) and 10 Square Youth has culminated in the launch of a series of CNY special edition bags! Students got to showcase their creative flair by hand-drawing and painting Chinese New Year-inspired designs on 88 Carrie crossbody bags. What’s more, 28 of the designs are augmented reality enabled, bringing the artworks to life.

Prices of the bags start from $280 and full proceeds will be donated to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund.

UOB Group Commercial Banking kickstarts annual festive fundraising campaign with art jam


United Overseas Bank (UOB) kicked off its annual festive fundraiser with a Lunar New Year art jamming session and 20 UOB Group Commercial Banking clients.

During the art jam session, UOB’s clients were joined by children from The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF), who sketched and painted colourful elements related to Spring such as peach blossoms, peonies and pussy willows and other representations to usher in an auspicious Lunar New Year.

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Certis x BT BAF Community Give-Back Engagement

The third engagement in the Community Give-Back Programme series, supported by Certis, was conducted for beneficiaries from Fei Yue Community Services (FYCS) in December 2019. 

30 participants from BT BAF and Certis facilitated a tote bag painting workshop for 15 beneficiaries from FYCS. Besides creating colourful and creative illustrations, the beneficiaries also learnt how to animate the designs on the bags using an augmented reality app. It was a fun and enriching session for everyone involved!

Citi Partners Young Budding Artists to Create Calendar with Moving Visuals, Dance and Music Performances

Animated visuals, music and dance performances will feature in Citi Commercial Bank (CCB)’s 2020 calendar.

Created in partnership with The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and &Larry, a branding consultancy and design studio, CCB’s calendar is digitally enhanced to showcase the works of more than 40 young budding artists.

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Citi’s 2020 calendar showcases youthful creativity

Sheraton Towers x The Business Times Budding Artists Fund

A special collaboration between Sheraton Towers Singapore and young artists unraveled an augmented reality journey of “Coming Together” within an exquisite box of mooncakes.

Against a backdrop of gentle falling petals, children play and families meet under a brightly lit moon in this Tech + Art mini artscape. Illustrated and animated by young talents from The Little Arts Academy – an arts training centre supported by BT BAF-  their works came alive in Sheraton’s delightful celebration of Mid-Autumn.

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Certis Community Give-Back Programme

Leading advanced integrated security services provider Certis is partnering with The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) to launch a series of activities to empower the children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds through the arts. Called Community Give-Back, the programme will enable the children and youth who have received from the BT BAF to use their talents to give back to the community.

To kick-off the launch at The Little Arts Academy North Campus I, more than 20 staff and management volunteers from presenting donor Certis and children and youth from BT BAF engaged with 20 children from Club Rainbow in a workshop to create an augmented reality artwork using clay models and stop-motion videography.

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Certis partners BT Budding Artists Fund

Cha-Ching, a community financial literacy programme by Prudential


Forty children from The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) put up a special performance at the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival on Wednesday. The performers, managed by The RICE Company, presented a 30-minute set that combined elements of percussion, song, dance and theatre. The RICE Company provides training in the arts to children from financially-disadvantaged backgrounds.

The show was inspired by and built around Cha-Ching – a financial literacy programme
developed by Prudence Foundation, which is designed to help children aged between 7 and 12 learn the fundamental money management concepts of earn, save, spend and donate.

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