an initiative of the one-north arts program

one-north Development Group (oDG) of JTC Corporation launched the first Biopolis Arts Program@one-north on the 14th May 2002.

oDG supports the nurturing of the local and overseas arts community, by way of co-developing and funding the art programs in one-north. All major developmental projects in one-north will be encouraged to contribute towards the funding of significant artwork in-situ.

For our inaugural program, we are delighted to invite three local art and design schools to participate in this program, namely: LaSalle-SIA College of the Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and Temasek Polytechnic Design School. In all, we hope to:

(a) bridge the gap between the industry and educational institutions through close collaboration,

(b) nurture a community that embraces the test-bedding of new ideas,

(c) contribute in our small way towards a vibrant arts scene and to transform Singapore into a renaissance city for the arts.

Inculcating a Value System: soft art meets hard sciences
Art Program@Biopolis

The Art Program@Biopolis Jury was held on the 7th Oct 02 . The jury included Mr Choo Thiam Siew (CEO NAC) , Mr Yuen Kum Cheong (Senior Assistant Director NAC), Mr Kwok Kian Chow (Director, Singapore Art Museum), Mr Sun Yu-Li, and Dr Chng Nai Wee.

JTC is indeed delighted to receive an overwhelming response from the 3 schools -- Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Lasalle-SIA School of the Arts, and Temasek Design School. A total of more than 43 entries were submitted, with an interesting mix of medium and ideas.

The Jurors were very pleased with the submissions and it was unanimously agreed that all 3 art schools will each receive the honorarium of S$10,000.