The Greenhouse Sessions #19

The Greenhouse Sessions #4
The Ethics of Practice

Date and Time

Monday 21 October 2013
7pm – 10pm

Singapore Conference Hall
7 Shenton Way
Singapore, 068810

Participatory arts practices often involve working with communities which may lead to ethical challenges: Is the artist’s role to make art or to fix problems? Where do our loyalties lie when the interests of the funder does not align with those of the community? Are we conscious of whether a community is co-opted, represented or exploited in the process of art-making? Who is the author of a collaborative artwork? How do we practise power? How do we make meaning out of these disparate parts?

The role of ethics is a crucial piece when engaging communities. In this session, we reflect on the values that inform our practice, identify key ethical dilemmas and discover ways to transform challenges into opportunities for learning.


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FAQ about The Greenhouse Sessions

The Greenhouse Sessions is a programme by ArtsWok Collaborative. It is a community of practice where people who share a common concern for arts-based community development, teach one another to do it better through a process of regular engagement.

Our sessions involve:

  • Connecting with other experienced practitioners working in the field of arts in communities
  • Exchanging information, stories and personal experiences in a way that builds understanding and insight
  • Generating new knowledge and collaboration opportunities through this shared platform to kick-start meaningful action

As this is a community of practice, the sessions will be open only to those who have some experience or expertise related to the session, as well as individuals who have a keen interest to contribute to the topics of the session.

The emphasis here is on group learning, so while literature and other resources will be made available to participants from time to time, the collective wisdom of the community of practice is the real treasure. So come prepared to give and to receive.
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