What is the value of cultural or arts-based approaches to community development?
How do artists and creatives invested in co-creating with communities contribute towards the development of local cultures which are microcosms of the larger society?
What kinds of partnerships and collaborations need to occur to engender community development approaches here that result in a deep understanding of agency, solidarity and care, across difference?
In The Greenhouse Sessions #20, also part of Community Forum 2020, ArtsWok will be sharing the insights from our latest case study, “The Art of Culture in Community Development” synthesized from the study of 3 case examples:
1) The Community Theatre led by Izzaty Ishak, a community worker at Beyond Social Services
2) Curating Whampoa (2016-2018) led by Tsao Foundation as well as Professor Thomas K. Kong
3) Let’s Go PLay OutSide! (LGPO!) by 3Pumpkins, led by Lin Shiyun at Lengkok Bahru (2018), in collaboration with South Central Community Family Service Centre
Apart from a presentation and sharing by ArtsWok, the session also includes a panel Q&A session with the artists/creatives featured in the case study, as well as conversation breakout rooms with the artists/creatives on specific insights covered in the case study–such as the unique value of the artist, embeddedness, spaces, and sustainability! Participants will get to indicate their preference for the breakout rooms after their attendance is confirmed.
We highly encourage participants to read the case study beforehand for the session to be more meaningful. The case study can be accessed from here.
Cover image courtesy of Tsao Foundation.
Kindly register by 1 Nov.
The session is free but limited to 50 pax. Please register early, and before the event to avoid disappointment. Kindly note that registering for a ticket is taken as an indication of interest and not a confirmation of your participation. We will be in touch to confirm your attendance.
Do note that if there is more than one participant from the same organisation, we may limit the number of participants per organisation to allow for more diversity in the room.
For more info, please visit www.fb.com/thegreenhouseseries or email firstname.lastname@example.org