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Interactive showcase at The Arts Home spotlights Cultural Medallion artists, Arts Information & High Tales

Interactive showcase at The Arts Home spotlights Cultural Medallion artists, Arts Information & High Tales

SINGAPORE – A brand new showcase at The Arts Home places the highlight on the 130 recipients of the Cultural Medallion, Singapore’s highest accolade for the humanities.

Our Cultural Medallion Story, which was launched on Friday (Nov 26) by Minister for Tradition, Group and Youth Edwin Tong, spreads throughout a gallery house on the constructing’s floor ground.

It showcases movies, publications and newspaper articles in regards to the visible artists, writers, musicians, theatre-makers, dancers and extra who’ve acquired the award.

Guests can work together with digital screens to view movies in regards to the artists, previous articles and write-ups, in addition to photographs of artworks.

Additionally on show are books written by, or about, the recipients, in addition to the Cultural Medallion coin, lapel pin and certificates. QR codes direct guests to the place extra sources on the artists might be discovered.

The Cultural Medallion was established in 1979 by Singapore’s then Minister for Tradition Ong Teng Cheong. It’s offered by the President, administered by the Nationwide Arts Council (NAC) and permits recipients to faucet funds of as much as $80,000.

The concept for the showcase emerged from NAC’s conversations with Cultural Medallion recipients. Mr Low Eng Teong, NAC’s deputy chief govt for sector growth, mentioned the artists had needed larger public consciousness, simpler accessibility and extra systematic archival of their works.

Some content material from the showcase has been tailored for a digital platform, ourCMstory.sg, which can be up to date with particulars of upcoming programmes and new works by the recipients. It additionally contains a 360-degree digital gallery.

The NAC can be working with the Nationwide Library Board (NLB) to develop the Singapore On-line Arts Repository documenting the work of Cultural Medallion recipients and different key artists.

Arts Home Restricted govt director Tan Boon Hui mentioned: “Our Cultural Medallion Story can be built-in with The Arts Home’s programming to offer an area the place the general public and Cultural Medallion recipients can collect and work together.

“The Arts Home welcomes Cultural Medallion recipients to experiment, showcase and share their works at numerous different amenities inside this historic constructing.”

Cultural Medallion recipients can profit from complimentary first-time use of amenities at The Arts Home for public occasions that aren’t solely for business functions, and 50 per cent off rental charges after that.

The showcase was produced by Arts Home Restricted with companions akin to NLB, Nationwide Gallery Singapore and Singapore Press Holdings Media.

On the launch, Mr Tong mentioned: “We’re very happy with all 130 Cultural Medallion recipients… Your unwavering pursuit of excellence and your tireless perseverance have really enriched and distinguished Singapore’s arts and cultural panorama.

“Not solely have you ever set the benchmark for future generations, a lot of you could have additionally kindly, generously, shared your experience and information with aspiring and youthful abilities within the scene.

  • Our Cultural Medallion Story is situated on the bottom ground of The Arts Home and open to the general public from Saturday (Nov 27). Admission is free. For extra data, go to https://ourCMstory.sg

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