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  • The Greenhouse Labbers and youth participants of their programme Thrive-Thru posing at the window of Bold At Work in Yuhua (a neighbourhood in Jurong). There is a streamer hanging above their heads with the words "Mama Shop" as well as a lightbox with the text "Thrive Thru! at Yuhua" on the shelf before them. On their right is a corkboard with a written description of the Shop.

The Value of Co-Creation in Arts-Based Community Development

What does co-creation mean to you? At ArtsWok, we see co-creation as an important methodology guiding each of our programmes, such as The Greenhouse Lab, which had its second edition in Yuhua. We interviewed five of the Labbers, and this resulting article serves as a receptacle for their insights on how engaging in co-creation can bring value to arts-based community development. Read further for more ideas on how you too can co-create with others.

On Being Human, and Challenging One’s Boundaries When Working with Communities

Fresh from her sabbatical and as the new Co-Artistic Director of Drama Box, Han Xuemei shares her underlying philosophies that guide her work with communities in our interview with her. Built into her practice with engaging communities is an innate sense of being human that forms the foundation to the relationships involved. Alongside her reflections on this, she offers advice to those wishing to begin working with communities using arts processes.

  • The cast in movement and with happy faces, on a yellow background and surrounded by playful cartoon stars and squiggly lines.

Reflections on Disability, Accessibility and the Digital in “What If”

M1 Peer Pleasure's "What If", stood for many open-ended questions, which grew with the onset of Covid-19. Read our new Community Inspirations piece, composed of the voices of What If, through interviews we conducted with the cast, designers, production manager and directors. This is a collection of our diverse team’s personal experiences, challenges and learnings, in creating this originally devised, digital production about the perspectives of our cast with disabilities.

Community Inspirations Podcast: ArtsWok Reflects

Join us for this inaugural podcast episode in which Charlene Rajendran and Justin Lee, our Board Members, join our Co-Founder and Executive Director Su-Lin to share their insights on the past, reflections on the present and their vision for future of arts-based community development.

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