Partners &
Friends

We cherish our partners and friends who share our vision and collaborate with us in spaces of the arts we have created. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with different ones who have come alongside us with their imagination and inspiration.

Partners

National Arts Council Singapore
The National Arts Council is a statutory board of Singapore that champions and oversee the development arts in Singapore. Their support for the arts is comprehensive – from grants and partnerships to industry facilitation and arts housing. We are thankful for the continuous support of the National Arts Council Singapore in our bi-annual arts festival at the Lower Seletar Reservoir since 2014.  

National Parks Board
The National Parks Board is a statutory board of Singapore that dedicates to transforming Singapore into a “City in a Garden.” We are grateful for NParks in granting us the usage of the beautiful Lower Seletar Reservoir Park for our Arts Festival.

The Singing Loft
The Singing Loft is a professional vocal training institute that partners Yellowren through its qualified and passionate instructors to impart quality vocal techniques to our students in our vocal and singing programme.

Jessica Tea from The Singing Loft is currently our resident instructor for the vocal and singing programme. Jessica obtained Grade 8 Distinction in Popular Music Vocals, a full certificate in CCM Pedagogy Music Conservatory– Level III Certified Somatic VoiceworkTM (United States, Winchester) from Shenandoah University. She has also sharpened her skills by learning from industry veterans including Marcelle Gauvin (Somatic VoiceworkTM Vocal Trainer), Lawrence Goldberg (Broadway Vocals Trainer, New York, USA) among many notable others.

EV Dance
Established in 2009, EV dance is one of Singapore’s leading dance company. Their mission is to educate and inspire by providing opportunities for creative exchange between artists, audiences and academia.  JJ Chan, founder of EV Dance was the judge for our Interschool Dance Competition and their Elite Team was featured in a dance showcase at Yellowren Arts Festival. EV Dance has also partnered Yellowren in our certification dance programmes for kids and youths.

SAM Health
SAMH's (The Singapore Association for Mental Health) Creative Services is a platform that engages visual arts, writing, music and dance as a form of therapy and to promote psychological wellness and mental health. Our partnership with SAM Health includes a showcase by their artists at Yellowren Arts Festival and the facilitation of a workshop session under our Transformative Arts Programme.

All Saints Home
All Saints Home is a nursing home in Singapore that cares for the elderly. Yellowren together with its volunteers have been coming alongside to bring cheer to the elderly residents through our arts workshops specially designed for them.

Nanyang Polytechnic (Mass Media Management)
In conjunction with our 2018 arts festival, we collaborated with Nanyang Polytechnic in “Make Film x Nanyang Polytechnic” to organize a short film competition for the students from DMMM to encourage and inspire a generation of new and aspiring film makers in Singapore. The Diploma in Mass Media Management (DMMM) at the School of Business Management, Nanyang Polytechnic, is a course that allows students to gain the right balance of business knowledge and media skills.

Friends


Dave Gibbons
Dave Gibbons is a friend and the Founder & CEO of XEALOTS. Dave was invited as our guest speaker at Yellowren Japan. Dave and XEALOTS have provided consultation to some of the leading organisations and companies, helping creatives, entrepreneurs, activists, innovators and artists discover their destiny and equip them to live it out.

Makoto Fujimura
Makoto Fujimura is a friend, a painter and a visual artist who was invited a guest speaker at our Christmas events. Yellowren Japan was also honoured to host Makoto and his team in his discussion on Silence. Makoto is a Japanese American born in Boston in 1960. From 1985 to 1992, he was enrolled in the doctoral program at Tokyo University of the Arts as an international scholarship student. Learn Japanese painting from Kazuho Hieda and Matazuzo Kayama. In 2003, he was appointed as the White House Cultural Counselor for the first time as a Nikkei (residing until 2009). Since 2015, he has been appointed as the director of the Brem Center, a cultural facility of Fuller Theological Seminary in Los Angeles. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate of art from the University of Belhaven (2011), the University of Biola (2012) and Roanoke College (2015). Published “Silence and Beauty” (Akibunsha) in February 2017. Special adviser for Scorsese's "Silence-Silence". In August, held a solo exhibition at Nagasaki City Shusaku Literature Museum. Lives in Princeton, USA.

Ian Mutch
Ian Mutch is a friend, an artist and a storyteller who had collaborated with us through a live mural painting that is now a main feature at our Yellowren Arts Space in Japan. Hailing from Australia, Ian draws his inspiration from landscapes, animals, traveling, stories and patterns. His artwork ranging from small illustrations to large scale murals has won awards, given life to public spaces and featured in well-known publications. His works had been showcased in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Byron Bay, Singapore, Bangkok, New York and London. He has recently written and illustrated the book, “More and More and More” published by Fremantle Press, shortlisted for the Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

Kei Morita
Kei Morita is a friend of Yellowren and has over 20 years of experience working in Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. He was invited as a guest speaker to share his story at Yellowren Japan. He is a visionary Design Director responsible for all phases of product design, brand identity, product strategies, and the visual language of apparel and related product categories. Kei has worked in and designed for some of the following companies: Nike, Diesel, Vans, Banana Republic, Barneys NY, Fred Segals, Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters.

Andrew Nemr
Andrew Nemr is considered one of the most diverse tap dance artists today. Andrew is a friend and a guest artist who gave an amazing tap dance performance at our Yellowren Arts Space in Japan. An international performer, choreographer, educator and speaker, Andrew’s work explores tap dance as a vehicle for storytelling and community building. Nemr has performed nationally and internationally. He was featured alongside Jazz greats Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Hank Jones, James Carter, and John Faddis in A Great Night in Harlem at New York's Apollo Theater, in support of the Jazz Foundation of America; in Harry Connick Jr.'s Only You tour at Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, New York; and with the Duke Ellington Orchestra's presentation of Ellington's Sacred Concert.

Nina Neo
Nina Neo is an aspiring junior art director, currently studying in SIT Glasgow School of Arts in Singapore. She loves exploring and experimenting on new ideas in the arts and design scene. She’s also into illustration and advertising. Nina has participated as our guest artist in our arts festival both in Singapore and Japan, and has also facilitated the arts workshop in Yellowren Arts Space in Nakameguro.

September Penn
September Penn is a singer, songwriter and recording artist who has performed across the United States, Africa, China, Japan, Israel and Palestine. She is CEO/artistic director and co-founder of The Power of Song Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization that mentors youth while educating them about social justice issues through song, theater and art. Penn currently serves as a worship leader at Montrose Church in Southern California and director of the Kaleo Choir at Fuller. September has performed at our Christmas events at Yellowren Japan.

Mohd Farid Salim
Farid is a hip-hop dance instructor at Movement Flow. Farid has been dancing over 14 years and through his art, he discovered his true passion in developing and mentoring the youth. Some of his notable achievements include two times Super 24 Champions (Open Category), 8 SYF Distinction Awards and Director for Carnival Act Dance Production (Tertiary). He has made a positive impact in the schools that he’s been coaching. Farid partners Yellowren in the dance choreography and coaching our kids and youths for various performances.

Tim Ong
An Aussie at heart, chef Tim Ong has opened a slew of great restaurants in his time including Jaxs Bistro & Pizzeria nestled at the Hollandse Club. He is no stranger to cooking with kids, running one of the largest culinary programs, voted as 9 of the best cooking classes around the world by SilverKris – Singapore Airlines Travel Guide. Tim has also made his way through the media circuit in Asia, with shows on Asian Food Channel and Mediacorp. Chef Tim Ong is a friend and has partner us an artist in our Arts Festival and also hosted fun culinary workshop for kids from our community.

Alvin Lee
Alvin Lee is a graphic designer with Pico Art International and a visual artist based in Singapore. He graduated with a BFA in Visual Communication at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University. Alvin is one of the recipients for Noise Singapore Award 2015, presented by National Arts Council Singapore. Alvin has showcased his works at both our arts festival in Singapore and Japan.

Keiko Yanaka
Keiko Yanaka is a Japanese creative catalyst affiliated with the International Arts Movement–Japan, and brings an intimate understanding of Japanese tea rituals. Keiko is a friend and has partner Yellowren in performing the Japanese Tea Ceremony at our arts festival in Japan.