Journalists from Belgium and the Netherlands Learn About Singapore’s Arts and Culture
Singapore, 26 March 2010 — As part of its Arts & Culture Journalist Visit Programme (JVP), the SIF hosted two journalists from 23 to 26 March 2010. Ms Jadranka Petovic is a travel and news writer for Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, while Mr Paul de Groeve is a travel writer for Flemish Belgian magazine Genieten.
While in Singapore, the journalists met with representatives from the Ministry of Information, Communication and the Arts, the Media Development Authority, the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Inter-Religious Organisation. They were also introduced to local arts practitioners, toured the Esplanade, visited the Singapore Art Museum and the Peranakan Museum, and attended a double bill of two plays by local theatre company ACTION Theatre.
The Arts & Culture JVP started in October last year. It aims to provide visiting foreign media with insight into Singapore’s developments and aspirations in the field of arts and culture, through dialogue and discussions with the arts community and institutions, representatives from related government agencies and Singapore’s media members. Since the programme’s inception, the SIF has hosted six journalists from Indonesia and Qatar.
Embracing our Past, Shaping the Future
Nine senior American journalists from major US media titles visited Singapore in March to discover the head, heart and soul of our island-state.
Songs from the Heart of Kupang
Indonesian and Singaporean artists came together to effect positive change through The Kupang Project, a year-long collaboration in 2016 under the SIF Arts for Good initiative. The artists collaborated to introduce arts-based activities into the...
Friends for a Better World
Through the lens of National Geographic, find out how our Citizen Ambassadors help to build a Better World.