Over the next two years, BNP Paribas Singapore will be contributing to The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF). This donation will enable more than 100 children from low-income families to pursue arts training at The Little Arts Academy (LAA) Children Division.
BNP Paribas’ decision to become an Outreach Partner for the Children Division will allow the LAA to almost double the number of children currently enrolled in its arts programme and to reach full capacity for its weekday classes, making arts education accessible to as many children as possible, regardless of their socioeconomic background.
LAA, managed by The Old Parliament House Limited, runs a two-year fully sponsored Arts Exposure Programme for children and beneficiaries of BT BAF. These young budding artists, aged 7 to 12, get training in Music, Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts which leads to a recognised certification of performance. It is the only centre in Singapore which provides a unique multidisciplinary approach to the arts.
The funding will cover costs like training, books and materials for more than 100 beneficiaries during their two-year arts education at LAA.