SINGAPORE : Singapore's efforts to support and nurture creativity within the community are off to good start.[read more]
In the first year since the Creative Community Singapore, or CCS, was launched, more than 200 proposals have been submitted for evaluation, and 32 creative enterprises have got off the ground with S$4 million in funding support.
.... Details of projects supported by CCS are available online at www.creativecommunity.sg
After getting lost in the flash website, finally succumbing to using the sitemap [link], I came across this page: Expert Talk [link]
On this 'Expert Talk' page, one might envision a page where interviews with experts from the field of creativity, or experienced entrepreneurs are posted.
But no..... We have 3 'experts' working in National Parks Board, Ministry of Manpower and Productivity and Innovation Board giving us pearls of wisdom on 'Creativity'.
How can career civil servants, lecture people on how to be creative and entreprenurial?
Typical boring-ass/safe/10 year series type answers from the interviewLook at the last question.
Q: What would it take to be a creative?
A : Passion and Drive.
Q: What do you see in the future of Singapore’s Creative Industries?
A: More vibrant hubs of the different areas of arts, lifestyle and community.
Q: Is there a place you would go to get creative?
A: Talk a walk through the Tree-Top Trail at MacRitchie Reservoir Park.
Can't even be bothered to do a grammar check on their own interview. Talk a walk indeed. So do they walk the talk, or do they talk the walk?
I feel sad for the project.
Only in Singapore, where civil servants can talk about 'Creativity' like they are experts.
Lately there was news that Singapore are going to get 'native' speakers to teach English. See what I had to say about a similar topic one year ago: [click here]
And instead of spending your weekend vegetating in front of the interweb, you might consider taking a real walk in the treetop walk.
If so, please get prepared by reading my post about it. [click here]