POSB launches $150,000 grant for aspiring storytellers

POSB launches $150,000 grant for aspiring storytellers

SINGAPORE - POSB has launched the POSB Storytellers Grant, a $150,000 initiative to fund the creation of works from aspiring storytellers, whether photographers, writers, artists or videographers, that provide contemporary and refreshed perspectives on Singapore's 'new neighbourhoods'.

Launched as part of its SG50 initiative NeighboursFirst, the grant aims to uncover and share compelling stories that redefine the way Singaporeans see our neighbourhoods and communities today.

"There is a soul to our neighbourhoods and we know that there are many simple yet meaningful stories that go untold. As the People's Bank, we want to reach out to aspiring storytellers as the wonderful interactions that go on within our neighbourhoods form a crucial part of Singapore's identity. Our hope is that by capturing these stories and sharing them with the wider public, we can help Singaporeans see our communities with fresh perspectives, bring us closer together and ignite new possibilities," said Mr Derrick Goh, head of POSB.

In December last year, POSB also launched NeighboursFirst.SG, a story-telling platform which allows the general public to rediscover their neighbourhood through content that celebrates the unique Singaporean identity.

Aspiring storytellers who wish to participate in the POSB Storytellers Grant can sign up via www.posb.com.sg/storytellersgrant.

A judging panel led by Mr Goh will select the three most compelling stories, and the grant's funds will go towards the development and execution of these inspiring neighbourhood stories into pieces that can be easily shared with the public.

These could be anything from a painting to a video to a song.

Submission of entries is open for everyone until May 31.

spanaech@sph.com.sg

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