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The Little Arts Academy (LAA) is an established arts training centre for the beneficiaries of The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF). In the early days of BT BAF, 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 two new centres at Northpoint City in November 2017 and June 2018.
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 on BT BAF, visit www.baf.sg.