London Philharmonic Orchestra recording of the UTOPIA Symphony at Abbey Road Studios (2019)

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UTOPIA Symphony

Recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London under the baton of conductor Vladimir Jurowski, the UTOPIA Symphony will be released on the LPO classical music label in late 2020. The symphony will also be launched in Singapore in a live concert at landmark arts venue the Esplanade, performed by the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, conducted by Professor Chan Tze Law (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory).

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The Arts of Commissioning

The Arts of Commissioning

One of The Foundation’s key thrusts is the export of Singapore arts which depends greatly on the creation of original works by Singapore artists. To grow the canon of original Singapore art, the Foundation will launch the Arts of Commissioning with the Music Commissioning Series – a 10-year project that aims to champion and commission high-quality musical works by Singapore composers.

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The Arts of Commissioning

One of The Foundation’s key thrusts is the export of Singapore arts which depends greatly on the creation of original works by Singapore artists. To grow the canon of original Singapore art, the Foundation will launch the Arts of Commissioning with the Music Commissioning Series – a 10-year project that aims to champion and commission high-quality musical works by Singapore composers.

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Singapore Music Showcase

Singapore Music Showcase

Part of The Foundation’s mission is to build arts capabilities in Singapore as well as manage and develop a portfolio of local music artistes at a more strategic level. This involves taking an interventionist approach in helping our local artistes break into the international market.

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Singapore Music Showcase

Part of The Foundation’s mission is to build arts capabilities in Singapore as well as manage and develop a portfolio of local music artistes at a more strategic level. This involves taking an interventionist approach in helping our local artistes break into the international market.

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Face To Face

Face To Face

The Foundation has invited 7 Singapore / Singapore-based artists to sketch past Presidents’ portraits, which will be presented in an exhibition. Through this project, we are engaging and promoting the local art and literary scene by commissioning local talent – artists, graphic designers and writers to contribute to the evolving narrative about the Presidency, while providing an alternative avenue for the public to learn more about Singapore’s history through the arts.

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Face To Face

The Foundation has invited 7 Singapore / Singapore-based artists to sketch past Presidents’ portraits, which will be presented in an exhibition. Through this project, we are engaging and promoting the local art and literary scene by commissioning local talent – artists, graphic designers and writers to contribute to the evolving narrative about the Presidency, while providing an alternative avenue for the public to learn more about Singapore’s history through the arts.

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Asia Book Prize

Asia Book Prize

The Asia Book Prize is a longer-term project that will involve international collaboration between The Foundation and similar agencies in other countries. It will focus on published books of fiction and non-fiction that provide social, cultural and artistic insights into Asia and have the potential to influence and reshape the interpretation of developments in Asia.  The goal is to position the Prize as the premier global publishing award centered on invigorating and revitalising fresh perspectives on Asia and the evolution of Asian societies, with the impulse emanating from Asia itself.

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Asia Book Prize

The Asia Book Prize is a longer-term project that will involve international collaboration between The Foundation and similar agencies in other countries. It will focus on published books of fiction and non-fiction that provide social, cultural and artistic insights into Asia and have the potential to influence and reshape the interpretation of developments in Asia.  The goal is to position the Prize as the premier global publishing award centered on invigorating and revitalising fresh perspectives on Asia and the evolution of Asian societies, with the impulse emanating from Asia itself.

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The Foundation's One Million Towards UTOPIA

One Million Towards UTOPIA, a movement incubated by the Foundation for The Arts and Social Enterprise, is a state of coming together to strive to better ourselves, to better the lives of people around us. 

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The Foundation's One Million Towards UTOPIA