Creative Entrepreneurs And Traditional Art Forms From Asia Receive Fresh Boost Through Initiatives From New Arts And Culture Intermediary In Singapore
14 June 2011 (SINGAPORE) – Come end June, aspiring creative entrepreneurs and traditional arts practitioners from around Asia will receive a fresh boost at Asia on the Edge (AOTE), a Singapore-based festival of ideas and cultures.
From 24 to 26 June, AOTE 2011 will feature artists and leading creative entrepreneurs from Japan to Papua, Indonesia in a series of talks, workshops and networking sessions. The event will see luminaries such as world acclaimed Indian film legend Kamal Haasan, media mogul Dinh Ba Thanh from Vietnam and Agus Ongge, a renowned tree-bark painting artist from Papua.
The festival will also see the launch of two new initiatives – a new fund FW Borders for arts and cultural practices or traditions or artists whose work contributes towards regenerating his/her community, and the signing of an MOU with Philippine Airlines to facilitate the exchange of creative entrepreneurs between Singapore and Manila.
Organised by Asian Culture Enterprise Singapore (ACES), an arts and culture intermediary founded in 2010 as a subsidiary of The Old Parliament House Ltd, AOTE 2011 is possibly the only such programme in Asia that aggregates in a single event the rich traditions and heritage of Asia together with emerging ideas and trends for the future, resulting in a total integrated platform for the world to engage with the creative communities of Asia.
Says Mr Lyndon Yeo, director of ACES: “Asian Culture Enterprise Singapore was founded with the aim of harnessing the creative energies of Asia and providing a platform for them to grow. It was also founded with the belief of providing a showcase of Asia’s rich and diverse heritage for the rest of the world. AOTE 2011, which will have two programme tracks, Generating Ideas that focuses on the new, latest and upcoming from Asia and Regenerating Communities that looks at traditions and practices which revitalises a community, is a key vehicle for ACES to achieve these aims”
AOTE was first launched in 2008 by The Arts House, with the second edition in 2009 as a signature event of the Singapore Grand Prix season. From 2011, Asia on the Edge will henceforth become one of the key initiatives of ACES in addition to Spotlight Singapore and Causeway Exchange. For more information on Asia on the Edge 2011, please visit the website at www.spaces.org.sg
Asian Culture Enterprise Singapore Limited (ACES)
ACES is a subsidiary of The Old Parliament House Limited
Asian Culture Enterprise Singapore Limited serves as a cultural and creative intermediary within Asia and aims to be a resource and agent of change in the realm of international exchange of the arts, culture and heritage industries through the creation of new works in the arts that will be incubated and developed in Singapore or that will have, for its artistic or managerial catalyst, a Singaporean talent as inspiration. It also aims to facilitate exchange between artists or designers from Asia and the West. For more information, please visit www.spaces.org.sg
Sher-Yen Wee (Ms)
Director, Corporate Communications & Partnerships
The Old Parliament House Limited
DID: +65 6332 6903
Lim Su Pei (Ms)
Asian Culture Enterprise, Singapore (ACES)
DID: +65 6837 0437