Our Story

Background

The Little Arts Academy (LAA) was first established as an arts training space for the beneficiaries of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF). In the early days, the beneficiaries participated in arts camps and workshops on an ad-hoc basis. In 2008, the Old Parliament House Limited (now known as the Arts House) acquired a 10,000 sq foot space at PoMo and turned it into a permanent arts training space – LAA. LAA provides BT BAF beneficiaries with a systematic arts curriculum to further their interest and potential in the arts.  LAA opened the first of two new centres at Northpoint City in November 2017. The second centre will open in March 2018 and completes LAA’s North Campus .

 

The Business Times Budding Artists Fund

Initiated in 2004 and adopted by The Business Times in 2005, The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) originated from a conviction that no child with the strong interest and potential in the arts should be denied the opportunity to develop his or her talents due to a lack of financial resources. Since 2005, BT BAF has reached out to more than 16,000 financially-disadvantaged children and youth, between the ages of six to 19 years old, through a variety of programmes including a structured arts training programme, arts camps, workshops and signature events. BT BAF supports arts training centres, The Little Arts Academy and 10 Square @ Orchard Central for children and youths respectively, which are managed by The RICE Company Limited.

For more information, visit www.baf.sg.