There are two cohorts each year – January and July.

Registration for our next intake, January 2017, opens in August 2016. Successful applicants will be notified and are required to attend a compulsory orientation. Applicants who miss this deadline will be considered for the next intake in July 2017.

To register for our classes, please click here.

Applicants who meet the following criteria, may apply for full sponsorship to attend the programmes.

Criteria for The Business Times Budding Artists Fund:

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Gross monthly household income not exceeding SGD$2500 or SGD$625 per capita (whichever is lower)
  • Living in a 4-room HDB flat or smaller
  • Aged between 7 and 19
  • Full-time student receiving formal education


A Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident aged between 7 and 19 residing in a welfare home or similar organisation for the less privileged.

To apply for the fund, please download the form here. You may collect the form at the academy.