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Pasar Glamour Art Aid: Janice Koh, Pam Oei and Petrina Kow Band Together To Help The Local Arts Scene

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Since 2017, prominent members of the local arts scene Janice Koh, Pam Oei and Petrina Kow are known for their annual fundraiser Pasar Glamour, which sees the three ladies collecting pre-loved fashion and re-selling it in a glammed up bazaar. Previous editions have seen proceeds going to the Emma Yong Fund, as well as other charities such as Daughters of TomorrowArc Children’s Centre, and W!ld Rice’s Gift of Theatre.

But this year, with the ongoing COVID-19 situation and circuit breaker implemented by the government, many members of the arts scene have had to cancel or postpone their shows, resulting in them being hit hard financially. Pasar Glamour has then taken it upon themselves to do their part, and has launched an emergency relief fund to help freelancers in the performing arts cope with job losses and lost income due to COVID-19, with the fund hosted on Ray of Hope

Pam Oei, Janice Koh and Petrina Kow

Under Pasar Glamour Art Aid, the team will match every donation to the fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, to provide one-off grants of $500 to freelance practitioners who are struggling to make ends meet right now. This is also thanks to the strong support they received at their charity sale last year, and with help from a kind donor.

For those interested and willing to contribute, the team aims to raise $100,000 to support up to 200 arts practitioners who need this relief grant. Every little bit counts, so never think that any donation is too small. Arts practitioners can check if they are eligible via their website here

Plus, as part of the fundraising efforts, Pasar Glamour is also hosting a series of Instagram Live videos showcasing various members of the local arts scene doing the #helpperformingarts challenge, from 5-10pm on 7th April 2020 (that’s today!). The featured performers are as follows:

5pm: @benjaminkheng
515pm: @adrian_pang, @pangdemoniumtheatre
530pm: @sezairi
545pm: @andrewmarkomusic
6pm: @j_o_a_n_n_a_d_o_n_g
615pm: @rishibudhrani, @thesharulchanna
630pm: @chuaenlai
645pm: @ivanhengwild, @wildricesg
7pm: @ebishankara
715pm: @thisisinch
730pm: @munahbagharib
745pm: @dizzie_t
8pm: @jackandrai
815pm: @yeoyannyann
830pm: @heyrozz
845pm: @caitofalltraits
9pm: @gurmitgurmit
915pm: @tracyjoyphillips
930pm: @siti_k
945pm: @francesxoxo
10pm: @fakkahfuzz

Also, check out a Zoom interview we did with Janice Koh and Petrina Kow below:

In their own words, “The work of our Singapore performing arts community, both on stage and off, play a vital role in our cultural life and creativity, and they have given voice to our stories and experiences. We want to do our part to help our arts scene weather this storm. We hope you will join us.”

Find out more about Pasar Glamour Art Aid on Ray of Hope here. Check out Pasar Glamour’s Instagram and Facebook


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