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ends 31 Mar 2018, 11:59 PM

First Student Revolving Loan Fund For Actor Training

The Mobius Fund is a unique, dedicated initiative to provide support for financially in-need actor students at Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI).

Our talented students are selected only after rigorous auditions and interviews; however, many of them face challenges affording fees and living expenses in Singapore, the most expensive city to live in globally (Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, Economist Intelligence Unit, 2014 - 2017).

Students from developing economies are particularly hard-pressed financially. The challenge is especially hard, given that it is near impossible for most of the, to secure a bank loan or scholarship for such specialised training.

The aim of the Mobius Fund is to ensure that talented young actors can avail themselves of ITI's training without being barred by their financial challenges.

Your generosity will help a student to complete their training and go on to make theatre that is meaningful for their community.

Acting as a revolving fund, repayments by graduates will re-inject capital back into the fund pool, in the process paying it forward for others to undergo specialised, intercultural theatre training.

About NPO

ITI is an independent theatre school for contemporary artists, conceived as a unique and unprecedented enterprise in theatre training, cultural interaction, and human understanding. ITI and its Acting Programme began as the Theatre Training & Research Programme (TTRP), established in 2000 by renowned dramatist Kuo Pao Kun (1939-2002) and current Director, T. Sasitharan. ITI is founded on the belief that theatre would have little meaning if it is not connected to life and society. It must make a difference and have a social impact. Its Professional Diploma in Intercultural Theatre (Acting) features an intercultural learning methodology, set to rigorous standards, to develop skills in performance and original theatremaking. Through this, ITI aims to train socially engaged artists who will contribute meaningfully to their cultures and communities, at the same time are capable of working across cultural, linguistic, social and national boundaries. The institute is a registered charity and an Institution of Public Character, and more than 60% of its income has to come from fundraising. Your donations will make a critical difference and support ITI in its seminal work. For more information on specific fundraising programmes like the Mobius Fund, National Flags Scholarships, please visit our website.

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