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    July 2019

    Over 24,000 students have benefited from the Keppel Nights programme with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay since its relaunch in 2013.
    Over 24,000 students have benefited from the Keppel Nights programme with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay since its relaunch in 2013.

    Keppel supports advancement of the arts in Singapore through key sponsorships including the Keppel Centre for Art Education and Keppel Nights. In recognition of the Group’s contributions, the National Arts Council presented Keppel Corporation with a Patron of the Arts Award on 17 July 2019.

    Established with a $12 million commitment from Keppel, the Keppel Centre for Art Education at National Gallery Singapore is the first art education facility of its kind in the region. The Centre has hosted over 1.3 million visitors since its launch in 2015. Guided school tours and workshops at the Keppel Centre for Art Education introduce visual literacy, as well as analytical and interpretive skills to students.

    As part of the Singapore Ministry of Education’s museum-based learning programme, over 60% of the country’s Primary 4 pupils visited the National Gallery Singapore in 2018. The majority of students participating in the programme visited the Centre. Over 78,000 families participated in the Centre’s programmes such as Art Explorer and Stories in Art in 2018.

    In 2018, the Centre was named Winner of the Children in Museums Award 2018. The international competition, which drew participation from 35 museums around the world, recognised the Centre’s excellent, well-designed exhibitions for young visitors.

    Separately, since 2013, Keppel's partnership with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay on Keppel Nights has provided about 24,000 students from more than 75 schools in the heartlands with access to arts and cultural shows presented by the Esplanade.

    Keppel Nights also includes an element of experiential learning, with dance and music workshops that give students the chance to try out various art and cultural forms and get a taste of performing.