Let's Connect is a networking platform by the National Arts Council, for practitioners and community stakeholders to engage in dialogues on community arts practices. This year, Let's Connect will look into the topic of Activating Community Spaces through Arts and Culture. At this session, attendees can look forward to networking opportunities, inspiring presentations from local and international perspectives, and useful resources to support place-based community arts engagement.
We invite arts practitioners, community leaders and stakeholders, place managers and space owners to join us for the event.
Date: 22 October 2018
Time: 2.00pm - 5.00pm
(Registration starts at 1.30pm)
Venue: Wisma Geylang Serai, 1 Engku Aman Turn, Singapore 408528
Join us as we hear from Professor
Sumiko Kumakura and Assistant
Professor Zdravko Trivic on their expertise, research and experiences:
Professor Sumiko Kumakura
Producer, Toride Art Project NPO (Japan)
Dean, Graduate School of Global Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Professor Kumakura will provide insights to Toride Art Project (TAP), an arts initiative to develop Toride as a cultural city through encouraging local participation in the arts scene, and the building of social networks within the city.
- Multi-stakeholder approach involving residents from Toride, Toride City and the Tokyo University of the Arts
- Supporting artists’ practice and connecting people through the arts
- Process-driven projects that continues to build on Toride’s human resources, know-how and access to local assets
Assistant Professor Zdravko Trivic
School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
This sharing will provide an overview of the research study “Spatial Opportunities, Strategies and Impacts of Arts and Culture Activities in the Heartlands of Singapore”, a collaboration between NAC and NUS Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities, framed by three key questions:
- How can spaces be activated through arts and culture?
- How can arts and culture be spread beyond formal venues, and integrated into different aspects of community living?
- What indicates a successful arts and culture initiative in the heartlands?