Silver Arts 2014 Excites with a Colourful Boost in Offerings!

The annual event for the silver community is back, featuring inter-generational projects, 
local & international artists and a new film showcase. 

The Silver Arts programme returns for its third edition with a bumper crop of 45 activities, workshops, exhibits and performances for seniors to showcase their creative potential and enjoy the arts with their friends and families. 

Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), Silver Arts is held over four weekends from 6 to 28 September 2014. Featuring arts projects by seniors that are co-created with the artistic community, this year’s extended programme line-up offers culturally-engaging experiences for everyone. 

From short films, a nostalgia-filled concert play, traditional arts workshops to craft activities, our seniors can pick up new skills and transfer their treasure trove of experiences into the arts. This year, the annual platform is made more accessible with 25 venues island-wide, as compared to 11 in 2013. 

New venues include Marina Bay Link Mall, Downtown East and Golden Village Cineplexes at Vivocity and Plaza Singapura. With more diverse collaborations between artists and community partners, Silver Arts has grown from strength to strength from 13 programmes in 2013 to 45 programmes this year. 

Ms Chua Ai Liang, Director, Arts & Communities, NAC says, “We are heartened to see the growing involvement of seniors in Silver Arts. Participating in the arts has brought them fun and friendship. It has also stretched their imagination, inspired confidence and re-discovery of self.”

A new component in this year’s line-up is Silver Films, which features five local short films that are inspired from seniors’ life stories. Two commissioned films will debut at Silver Arts 2014. They are The Secret Passion of Mdm Tan Ah Lian by independent film maker and Young Artist Award recipient, Sun Koh; and I Am A Beautiful Beached Whale By The Straits by film, performance and installation artist Ng Xi Jie. The other films are by lauded Singapore film-makers; Swimming Lesson by Kat Goh, Lost Sole by Sanif Olek and Popiah by Royston Tan. To watch the films, please register here:

For details and full Silver Arts offerings, please visit All programmes are free-of-charge. 

About Silver Arts
Silver Arts is a national platform that advocates the meaningful possibilities seniors have in the arts. Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), the event aims to show that old is gold when it comes to the arts. The annual event is developed for seniors, helmed by seniors, artists and community organisations. It also focuses on holistic co-creation of culturally relevant content with artists and community partners. 

Launched in 2012, Silver Arts collaborates with community partners to integrate the arts into the lifestyles of seniors. From performance to workshops, the event enables seniors to showcase their creative talents, or pick up a new skill. Silver Arts also reflects the transformative value of the arts as a powerful tool for the development of the community. It can range from a community participating in an arts activity to learning about an art form.

Silver Arts is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth under “Living Arts, Loving Culture” umbrella of programmes. Partners this year include National Library Board, People’s Association, Agency for Integrated Care, Central Singapore CDC and Marina Bay Link Mall.

About National Arts Council 
NAC was set up to spearhead the development of the arts in Singapore while advancing the country’s aspiration to be a distinctive global city for the arts. NAC’s mission is to nurture the arts and make Singapore’s rich and diverse culture an integral part of people’s lives. 

Anchored on the twin strategies of excellence and engagement in the arts, NAC aims to build a vibrant arts sector by creating a conducive environment where the arts is accessible to all, and artistic talents have the necessary resources and capabilities to excel and achieve long-term sustainability. 


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