The Friday Event - Funding

14th Jan 2000, 7.30pm @ The Substation Classroom

        This session looks at funding issues in relation to the omnipresentrole of the government as well as private sponsorship of the arts. How does government scholarship affect art development, what are the influences bearing on decisions made by corporate sponsors? How do competitionsand awards commissions encourage or affect art-making? - These issues willbe examined to provide an in-depth understanding of art funding in Singapore.


Luanne Tay - Artist/teacher
Luanne was awarded with a Public Service Commission TeachingScholarship in 1995 and has recently graduated from the Slade School (UniversityCollege London, UK) with a Fine Art Degree. She works in multi-media and is currently training at the National Institute of Education.

Tan Kai Syng - Artist/lecturer
Tan Kai Syng was named The Most Promising Artist in 1993 at the UOBPainting of the Year Award. In 1994, with the Shell-National Arts Council Scholarship, she went to the Uk to study Fine Art at the Slade School (University College London, UK). She's since been back home and isteaching 16mm Film Production and Film Theory in Ngee Ann. She is also thesecretary of the Thomson Video Club and is currently organizing the nations FirstJunior Video Awards.

Chng Chin Kang - Painter/lecturer
Presently teaching in the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art, Chng Chin Kang graduated from the University of Central England, Birmingham, UK,majoring in art and education. He was the winner of the UOB Painting of the Yearawards for 2 years running in 1997 and 1998.

Haresh Sharma - Playwright
Haresh Sharma has been the Resident Playwright of The Necessary Stagesince 1990. He has written about 40 plays, which have been staged inSingapore, Melbourne, Cairo, London and Glasgow. He won the Young Artist Award forthreatre in 1997.

Moderator: Lee Weng Choy - Art Critic/lecturer
Lee Weng Choy taught art theory at Laselle-SIA College of Arts and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, as well as communication skills at RELC.A former editor of commentary, he now writes art critiques for variousart magazines.

The Friday Event has been kindly supported by the Lee Foundation, The National Arts Council and The Substation.

Organized by Amanda Heng, Shirley Soh, Luanne Tay and Felicia Low.