Gaining New Ground: collaborative possibilities for research and community arts

Pioneer community arts practitioner, researcher and writer William Cleveland will be here to speak and facilitate an activity-based discussion that contextualises community arts practice, research and evaluation and how these fields might foster mutually effective partnerships for community engagement. The talk will address questions such as:

How do arts-based community engagement practices produce sustained impact?

Why are research and evaluation of essence in framing the larger narrative for arts-based community engagement?

What opportunities are there for cross-sector collaborations in research and community arts?

Building on case studies and stories shared at the talk, William will also run workshops for arts practitioners and community organisers that further explore how research and evaluation might strengthen the effectiveness of community arts practice and also increase support for community partners and organisers.


Talk & Discussion

24 Feb (Tues), 9.00 am – 12.30 pm

Venue: The Pod | National Library Building (Level 16)

Free, by registration (closes on 17 Feb 2015)

Workshop for Arts Practitioners

25 Feb (Wed), 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Venue: Imagination Room | National Library Building (Level 5)

Free, by application only* [Sorry, we are now fully subscribed for this workshop.]

Workshop for Community Organisers

25 Feb (Wed), 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Venue: Imagination Room | National Library Building (Level 5)

Free, by application only* [Sorry, we are now fully subscribed for this workshop.]

*Due to limited availability of places, interested parties are invited to apply for the workshops by submitting an online form at: http://goo.gl/forms/bji2enz39E.

William Cleveland is a pioneer in the community arts movement and one of its most poetic documenters. His books Art In Other Places and Making Exact Change and Art and Upheaval, are considered seminal works in the field of arts-based community development. Activist, teacher, researcher, lecturer, and musician, he also directs the Center for the Study of Art and Community. The Center works to integrate the arts and community life, focusing on the development of place-making partnerships and training for artists and their community partners. His most recent book Between Grace and Fear: The Role of the Arts in a Time of Change written with Patricia Shifferd was published in 2011.

Gaining New Ground is a two-day seminar organised by the National Arts Council, with venue support from the National Library Board. This seminar advocates for research on arts-based community engagement by convening researchers, artists and community organisers working in the arts and communities/research sector in Singapore. For enquiries, please contact Nicholas_TSE@nac.gov.sg.

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National Library Building, 100 Victoria St S188064
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100 Victoria Street Singapore
It's a 7-min walk from City Hall MRT, or 5 mins from Bugis MRT. Buses 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 80, 130, 133, 145, 175, 197, 851, 960 & NR7 stop at 01019 (Bras Basah Cmplx) & 01013 (St Josephs Church) on Victoria St & 01029 (Cosmic Insurance Bldg)
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