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

Light Up of ChariTrees 2018

In celebration of Singapore’s Community Heroes, President Halimah Yacob and some 11 community groups and individuals turned up for the light-up ceremony of ChariTrees 2018, along with seven corporate donors, and more than 130 children and youth as well as their families were invited to the event. These children and youths are beneficiaries of the Business Times Budding Artists’ Fund (BT BAF), the recipients of the year-end annual charity fundraiser.

“ChariTrees’ 20 traditional Christmas trees and 10 “Art” trees are dedicated to the many individuals, groups and organisations which have made a positive impact towards our community”, said Mr Tan Puay Kern, chairman of the ChariTrees 2018 Organising Committee.

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ChariTrees 2018 – In Celebration of Community Heroes Video

Children for Children 2018

This October, 1,000 children can look forward to a day of fun hosted by pupils from CHIJ Kellock (Primary), who will also put up an original musical performance.

Children for Children (CFC), jointly organised by CHIJ Kellock, not-for-profit arts organisation and charity The RICE Company Limited, The Business Times and Resorts World Sentosa since 2008, brings children from across more than 50 schools in Singapore to celebrate Children’s Day each year with a special outing to iconic attractions in Singapore.

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British Theatre Playhouse – The Definitive Rat Pack “Art for Charity” Gala Reception, Dinner & Performance

Wednesday 27th June 2018, 7.30pm onwards
Guest of Honour: H.E. President Halimah Yacob
Under the Patronage of the British High Commissioner
H.E. Scott Wightman


About “The Definitive Rat Pack”

Direct from London’s West End, “The Definitive Rat Pack” has undoubtedly some of the world’s finest interpreters of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr.

Having premiered in London’s West End where it earned an Olivier Award nomination, we now look forward to welcoming the original cast, Stephen Triffittt, Mark Adams and George Daniel Long to Singapore. The production has subsequently toured Europe and the USA – driven by UK performers and musicians – it has been seen by more than 10 million worldwide for more than 10 years!

The Business Times Budding Artists Fund will receive 30% of the gross proceeds from all the table and ticket sales. For more information, please contact us.

Click here the the appeal letter.

Click here for the booking form.

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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Moving Hearts, Overflowing Hands

‘Moving Hands, Overflowing Hearts’ featured the Inspiring Trio – Chen Jing, 8 Toby Tan, 9 and Jessie Meng, 10. The three young performers gave an exhilarating concert at The Esplanade Recital Studio in aid of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF).

This concert is organised by The Musique Loft and raised over $10,000 for BT BAF.

ChildAid 2017 raises over $2m for beneficiaries – THE BUSINESS TIMES


Annual children’s charity event ChildAid raised more than S$2.1million for socially-disadvantaged children on Friday night. Now in its 13th year, the event, which previously featured a concert, changed its format to a narrative musical for children, replete with magical beings and a whirlwind tour of foreign lands.

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ChildAid 2017: An Amazing Awesome Asian Adventure raised more than $2.1 million

ChildAid 2017: An Amazing Awesome Asian Adventure raised more than $2.1 million

The 13th edition of annual charity concert ChildAid organised by The Straits Times and The Business Times raised more than $2.1 million.

The proceeds go to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund and The Business Times Budding Artists Fund, both of which help underprivileged children, bringing the collective amount raised over the years to more than $16 million.

Gracing the concert’s opening night on 24 November 2017 at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa was Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, and the Second Minister in the Ministry of National Development.
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String A Legacy: Raising the Next Generation of Musicians

A musical legacy will be handed down this coming November in a concert titled String A Legacy featuring Singapore’s internationally renowned violinist Min Lee and her protégé 12-year old Samuel Tan making his debut at Esplanade Concert Hall.

Samuel, the youngest winner of the prestigious 2014 Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in Italy at the age of nine and among United Kingdom’s favourite classical radio station Classic FM’s top ten list of child prodigies in 2016, has been under Min Lee’s mentorship since he was seven years old.

Centered around the theme of legacy, String A Legacy will also see Samuel continuing the violin lineage from his mentor, Min Lee.

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