He was a kampung boy who grew up to become a wine-drinking, music-loving plenipotentiary and polymath, but you wouldn’t know it on first meeting him.
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Three years after the release of his critically-acclaimed debut 'TIME/SPACE', Foundation-supported artiste, Charlie Lim, staged his first ever solo concert at Star Vista on 7 December 2018, Friday, at The Star Theatre. In a breakthrough feat for the local artiste, Charlie commandeered an almost...
The inaugural showcase of Cool Cats Goes Large kicked off with the Richard Bona Concert at the Grand Ballroom of JW Marriott Singapore South Beach on 6 November. Cool Cats Goes Large is a new concept by Cool Cats, the latest jazz venue in Singapore, to magnify the jazz club experience. As a...
At its second annual fundraiser, the Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise unveils a slew of ambitious projects. Up to now, music celebrating Singapore is generally known to be National Day anthems, but Michael Tay, the founder of arts charity Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise, has grander plans for the aural homage to the city-state’s achievements.
We brought back The Foundation Party on 7 October 2018 – a party like no other; confounding the traditional model of the charity gala, which sadly leads to more investments in opulence than the objects of charity. Combining the elegance of art nouveau with a sense of the monumental, we took over the gorgeous Atlas Bar for yet another memorable night.
Arts philanthropist Michael Tay, a former ambassador and a former director-general of ASEAN-Singapore, talks about the value of non-traditional diplomacy and how the real agents of change in regional and global processes are people and ideas.
Kumari Nahappan is a prominent artist in the region of Southeast Asia; her practice encompasses inter-disciplinary genres, painting, sculpture and installations. She has forged a reputation for effectively reconciling the language of “international contemporary art” with her own vocabulary and developing a visual identity that is decisively shaped by her cultural roots and beliefs.
The inaugural Anti-Gala was the first charity event of its kind in Singapore. Aiming to subvert the typical charity gala, which often leads to more investments in opulence than the objects of charity, the Anti-Gala is a party like no other. In its first edition, we raised more than $100,000 through tickets, donations and a silent auction.
Foundation Sessions - Fridays@Gilstead are curated networking sessions combined with soirees. Each session involves 10-15 individuals with means and bearing to support our local talent. Launched in August 2016, the Foundation Sessions is a new kind of space where business and the arts converge...
Singapore’s former ambassador to Russia Michael Tay tells Grace Ma how his Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise supports talented local musicians in their quest for international success.
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