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The ArtsWok Learning Forum is our investment in developing the capability of practitioners to engage communities creatively and effectively, and expanding the arts-based community development (ACD) ecosystem. Launched in conjunction with our 10th anniversary, this new flagship triennial programme builds on our decade-long work in nurturing our community of practice through our Greenhouse Sessions and Lab.

Our inaugural edition in 2024 gathered ACD practitioners from multiple disciplines and sectors who are open to, or already working through the arts in their community-engaged work. With a greater push for community development outcomes amid a lack of formal education pathways, we see a pressing need to provide learning opportunities for community-engaged artists and creatives. We also recognise the growing interest from practitioners of related fields such as community, health, and social work, to incorporate arts and creative approaches into their work with communities.

Join us at future editions of the ArtsWok Learning Forum to:

  • Explore the versatility of arts-based community development in panels, workshops and reflexive group activities;
  • Gain insights from artists and other community-engaged practitioners as they share their knowledge and experiences straddling the spectrum between community engagement and community development; and
  • Contribute your thoughts towards the construction of new and shared knowledge through dialogue and facilitation.
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ArtsWok Learning Forum 2024

Developing Community Creatively

29 & 30 March 2024
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre