It’s been 8 years since we first set out on this meaningful journey creatively developing communities. To mark this occasion, we’ve put together a podcast for our new series Community Inspirations, in which we bring to you tidbits of insight about our field, in various formats.
Join us for this inaugural podcast episode in which Charlene Rajendran and Justin Lee, our Board Members, join our Co-Founder and Executive Director Ngiam Su-Lin to have a conversation about the past, reflections on the present and their vision for the future of arts-based community development.
How did arts-based community development come to be an important part of both the fields of arts and policy in Singapore? Why do artists play an important role in our landscape, both physical and abstract? How is interdisciplinarity a myth, and how do we dismantle it through intermediary work? This, and other interesting questions, are explored…
Click play to discover them with us!
Here are some time-stamps to guide your listening:
0:00 – 1:35 Intro
2:04 – 8:48 How do Su-Lin, Justin and Charlene feel ArtsWok has transformed since it was founded?
8:48 – 14:22 How has (community) arts in Singapore also evolved alongside the work of ArtsWok?
14:22 – 20:53 How does our work as an intermediary facilitate the exchange of knowledge between different fields?
20:53 – 29:24 Given our Board’s different backgrounds, how have they been able to discover different kinds of knowledge in working with ArtsWok?
29:24 – 34:50 What are our hopes for the future of ArtsWok?
34:51 – 35:55 Ending credits
An especial thanks to Charlene Rajendran and Justin Lee for taking the time to sit down with Ngiam Su-Lin and Kirin Heng for this chat, and Justin for lending us his office space!
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The Institute of Policy Studies recently published a case study on our work. Read here!