Open Call

Baybeats Budding Editorial programme

Organised by: The Esplanade Co Ltd
  • Date:
    28 Mar - 2 Apr 2017
  • Venue:
    Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
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For young individuals with a passion for music and have the chops for writing or photography, the Baybeats Budding Editorial programme is your chance to hone your skills further, join the team and be a voice for Baybeats. Learn from Writing Mentor, Eddino Abdul Hadi, or Photography Mentor, Aloysius Lim, and work as a team under the guidance of Honeycombers Editor, Kevin Ho, to provide editorial and social media coverage for Baybeats.

About the programme
Since 2010, the Baybeats Budding Photographers mentorship programme has been sharpening the skills of promising young shutterbugs every year. Each year, six amateur photographers are chosen to participate in photographer Aloysius Lim's specially designed structured series of workshops and critique sessions.

The Baybeats Budding Writers mentorship programme has been running from 2014, building a community of writers covering the growing music scene in Singapore. Under the guidance and mentorship of Eddino Abdul Hadi, our budding writers learn more about music journalism, and become voices for the Singapore music community.

The Baybeats Budding Editorial programme, brings together both Budding Writers and Budding Photographers programmes, to form teams of writers and photographers covering the behind-the-scenes activities at Baybeats. Participants may apply according to their interest and expertise in the field of Writing or Photography.

About the Mentors
Aloysius Lim – Since honing his skills shooting Singapore gigs in 2003, Aloysius has built up an impressive portfolio shooting the tastemakers of today's music scene from Coldplay to Jason Mraz, and The Police to Green Day. He has also successfully captured many unforgettable moments at renowned festivals like WOMAD, Laneway Festival, Timbre Rock & Roots and Esplanade's Baybeats, and has had several honourable mentions at the International Photo Awards (IPA) for his concert shots.

Eddino Abdul Hadi – Music correspondent for The Straits Times, Eddino has been writing about music for the newspaper since 2007. Prior to The Straits Times, he was one of the main writers for BigO, Singapore's only independent music magazine, from 1999 to 2003.

Kevin Ho – Singapore musician and Editor of Honeycombers, Kevin Ho is the go-to person to learn about writing for online media in Singapore.

All applications must be submitted by 2 Apr 2017, Sun

Selected participants will be notified by 7 Apr 2017, Fri

Baybeats Budding Editorial programme