The Greenhouse Sessions #19

The Greenhouse Sessions #8
Expanding Possibilities: Integrating the Arts and Social Services

Date and Time

Monday 3 November 2014
7pm – 9.30pm

National Library Building
100 Victoria Street
The Pod
Singapore, 188064

With more opportunities and funding for the social service sector to work with artists, how does increasing access and participation in the arts actually help vulnerable populations? What unique value does the artist bring to the table and how can we create the conditions for meaningful collaborations between artists and social service organisations so that we may respond better to social needs?

If you are asking these questions, find out what other practitioners have to say about them. A representative from the National Council of Social Service will map out the current landscape of social needs in Singapore, and offer thoughts on how the arts can play a role in addressing these gaps. Members of our community of practice working in the social service sector will also share lessons they have learned on what makes these cross-sector collaborations successful.

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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.

ArtsWok Collaborative respects your privacy. We will be taking photos, videos as well as recording audio at this event. These may be used for archival, education and publicity purposes. Comments made by attendees may be used in publications by ArtsWok Collaborative but will not be attributed. By registering for this event, we understand that you have consented to the above.