“Creative and Connected Community where arts, culture, business and technology converge to empower and engage individuals.”
Launched by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) in July 2005, the Creative Community Singapore initiative aims to provide opportunities for Singaporeans from all walks of life to express their creativity and deploy their creative energy for community benefits. CCS hopes to evolve a creative and connected community where arts, culture, business and technology converge to empower and engage individuals. CCS will provide various levels of support - including project facilitation, co-branding, marketing and co-funding - to implement creative ideas.
CCS is steered by a Creative Community Singapore Partnership (CCSP), comprising members from the public, private and people sectors. The Partnership's key roles are to provide strategic vision and direction, as well as evaluate ideas and facilitate project implementation and review. The strong representation from the 3-P sectors on the Partnership allows CCS projects to benefit from the feedback and support of a wide spectrum of resources and experience.
By supporting the realisation of creative ideas for the community, CCS aims to touch more than 50,000 Singaporeans over the project period of 3 years. CCS will support the growth of Creative Industries by recognizing and enhancing the creative capabilities and skills of at least 5,000 Singaporeans. It will also support the creation of jobs and business startups.
More importantly, CCS will instill confidence in Singaporeans to test out their creative ideas. We want to show through CCS that anyone - a 16-year old student, a retiree seeking to jazz up his life, a professional considering a career switch, or a group of youth activists - can have the opportunity to initiate and start projects which benefit the community. CCS aims to inspire the community by encouraging entrepreneurship and showcasing how creativity can be beneficial and applicable to all. In addition, projects drawing inspiration from our homegrown creative capability, our culture and heritage will strengthen community bonding, national pride and also our sense of identity.