Art centre Objectifs holding fundraiser to support artists
20 artists donated the usage of their work to be produced as prints for donors.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the incomes and livelihoods of plenty, including artists in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Objectifs, a non-profit arts space dedicated to photography and film, has noted that its income has dipped by more than 70 per cent.
In order to continue sustaining its operations and programmes, Objectifs is holding a fundraiser. They are supported by 20 photographers, filmmakers and artists, who have donated the use of their original images to be produced as prints.
In exchange for their donations, donors can receive a print of various sizes from any of the same 20 photographers, filmmakers and artists involved.
The 20 of them are Amrita Chandradas, Boo Junfeng, Bryan van der Beek, Darren Soh, Deanna Ng, Dylan Chan, Ivan Tan, ila, Kevin WY Lee, Kirsten Tan, John Clang, Lenne Chai, Lim Kwong Ling, Lui Hock Seng, Mindy Tan, Ng Hui Hsien, nor, Robert Zhao Renhui, Shubigi Rao and Wee Li Lin.
Although it is their first fundraiser, it is not Objectifs’ first time supporting artists and the wider community. Previously, it raised $60,000 for the migrant worker community.
The arts centre hopes to raise $50,000 from this fundraiser, with the proceeds going towards supporting the artists and freelancers that it works with.
Ryan Chua, the outreach director at Objectifs, said: “We have been heartened by the generosity of artists who have donated their work to support our fundraiser, the diversity of which reflects the broadness and depth of our work with artists of all ages and backgrounds.
“The public’s support will enable us to continue the work we do for and with the community, championing film and photography in Singapore and Southeast Asia.”
The fundraiser will go live on the Objectifs website on Nov 11 and will end on Dec 31.