ABOUT ASIA ARTS FESTIVAL
Asia Arts Festival (AAF) is all about the excitement of performing.
Now in its 5th year, AAF has attracted participants from the region and around the world. With performers from over 14 countries such as China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam to as far as the United Kingdom and Russia, AAF remains a unique open platform for aspiring talents from all ages to validate their skills and art before an international panel of adjudicators. Participants are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze trophies and certificates of participation for their performances.
AAF presents an opportunity for performers to take on the regional stage in an encouraging and nurturing environment. Performers around the region get to interact and learn from each other, building their confidence and forming new friendships.
AAF 2017 will be held at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore.
Participants may present their performance in the following types: Instrumental (eg: Western or ethnic, piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion), dance and vocal.
Participants may perform in any of the following categories: (1) Solo/Duet, (2) Trio/Quartet, (3) Small Group and (4) Large Group.**Participation date is subject to change. Please note that participants must adhere to the designated performance schedule. For more information, please visit www.asiaartsfestival.com.
*The fees shown only applies to applications received in Singapore. Participants applying from overseas should check with their local organisers and/or tour agents for the relevant fees.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION
The closing date for application is: 5th June 2017. Extended till 19th June 2017.
The word ‘COPA’ in Spanish means cup or trophy. At the Asia Arts Festival, the word ‘COPA’ is also an acronym for ‘Champions of Performing Arts’.
Any school or institution that is represented across three or more performing arts genres in the Small and/or Large Group categories will qualify to compete for the COPA ASIA trophy which will be awarded to the participant with the best aggregate score.
“With experience and more exposure, performers get better. So strive on and preserve.”
Mr Benjamin Loh, Principal Study Teacher (Piano), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and a recipient of the Special Recognition Award, National Arts Council (2005)
“The festival offers an exciting opportunity for performers around the region to make friends and participate in a supportive atmosphere that encourages individual expression across all ages and genres.”Dr Stephanie Burridge, Australian professional dance choreographer, Lasalle College of the Arts and Singapore Management University
“Any opportunity to perform, especially at a younger age to an encouraging audience is good and very worthwhile.”Mr Richard Adams, professional trumpeter and Dean of the new School of Arts Management, Dance & Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Francis Liew is an accomplished choral director who is no stranger to the choral scene in Singapore. Francis has performed with and conducted numerous award winning choirs. The Asia Arts Festival (AAF) is the result of more than 30 years of his musical pursuits. AAF reflects his desire to bring together the diversity of performing arts into a single platform for performers to showcase their talents.
The RICE Company Limited (TRCL) is a not-for-profit organisation that harvests the potential of the arts and culture for the development of human lives and connects communities in Singapore with the world. TRCL manages creative spaces, arts education programmes, events and two social funds – The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and Sing50 Fund.
Global Cultural Alliance (GCA) is a Singapore-based not-for-profit creative enterprise that is a cultural catalyst between arts, culture and businesses. We create arts and culture-related platforms that enhances exchanges and dialogues between communities within and across countries. GCA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The RICE Company Limited.