Research and Advocacy

Featuring articles, papers and presentations by and about ​the work of ​ArtsWok Collaborative

Research and Advocacy

Featuring articles, papers and presentations by and about ​the work of ​ArtsWok Collaborative

Both Sides, Now: Living with Dying

19 September 2017

Both Sides, Now was an inter-disciplinary community arts project, produced by ArtsWok Collaborative and Drama Box, set up to engage the general public in conversations about issues of death and dying. This qualitative research study aimed to investigate its efficacy as a community arts project, its impact on audiences, artists, stakeholders and volunteers who attended or were involved in its construction as well as how they perceived and responded to the event. Finally, it sought to identify what artists, healthcare workers, academics and stakeholders could learn from immersive arts experiences like Both Sides, Now to inform future such projects. This research was carried out by Drs. Prue Wales and Charlene Rajendran from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.

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​Twin Cities – Singapore Exchange​

17 Sep 2016

ArtsWok Collaborative and a group of socially engaged Singaporean artists headed to the US to share and to learn about arts-based community development. Their reflections and insights have been captured in these reports Being Less Than One by Alecia Neo, The Third Place by Han Xuemei and A Call for a Creative Community Centre by Ngiam Su-Lin.

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THE GREENHOUSE SESSIONS—REFLECTIONS ON THE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

10 Aug 2014

ArtsWok convened The Greenhouse Sessions in response to practitioners wanting to investigate how art-making and community building could come together in a meaningful way. This paper summarizes the highlights from the year-long dialogue (15 April 2013 – 24 Feb 2014).

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THE DANCE OF COLLABORATION — LEADERSHIP LESSONS FOR IMPLEMENTING ARTS PRACTICES IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS TO ENHANCE PATIENT CARE

18 Aug 2013

This research paper focuses on a creative movement programme, Everyday Waltzes as a case study to draw out valuable lessons on integrating arts practices in healthcare settings in a meaningful way.

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Spectres of Evaluation

7 Feb 2014

This report summarizes learnings and reflections from attending an international conference Spectres of Evaluation, which examined creative and critical approaches to evaluation and value in relation to community-engaged arts practice.

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Rust Belt to Artist Belt

14 Apr 2012

This Arts & Social Change report summarizes key takeaways from attending The Rustbelt to Artist Belt: At the Crossroads Convening held in St. Louis, USA in 2012 that aimed to open up a discussion on the artist’s role in effecting positive social change.

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