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Statistically Speaking: Analysing Arts Audience Engagement in Singapore and Australia

Representatives from NAC and the Australia Council for the Arts discussed audience attitudes towards the arts in their respective countries, based on survey data collected in 2019 and 2020. 

This webinar was held on Thursday, 28 January 2021, 11am – 12.30pm (GMT +8).

Speakers:

Dr Sharon Chang, Chief Research Officer (NAC)

Tay Tong, Director of Sector Development, Visual Arts (NAC)

Chris Pope, Research Programme Manager (Australia Council)

Jade Lillie, Head of Sector Development (Australia Council)


Highlights from the webinar are available on Arts Equator's website here


Click here to access a video recording of the event.

    
Arts and Culture Research Symposium 2020

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Arts and Culture Research Symposium

The annual Arts and Culture Research Symposium creates awareness of the diversity of arts research, and encourages arts practitioners and researchers to discuss ideas.

 

The 2020 Arts and Culture Research Symposium was held on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 3pm - 5pm. With the global COVID-19 crisis as a key issue across all societies, the theme of Arts and Health highlighted the value of arts and culture to society.


Programme and Speakers  

Opening Address
Mrs Rosa Daniel
Chief Executive Officer, NAC
Speech


Keynote Address
Dr Wong Tien Hua
Council Member, NAC and Singapore Medical Association
Speech
Presentation slides


Culture Dose: An Arts Engagement Programme for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Prof Katherine Boydell
Head of Arts-based Knowledge Translation Lab, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales
Abstract
Presentation slides
Notes from session


Dementia and Imagination: Art as Inspiration, Artists as Researchers
Dr Clive Parkinson
Director, Arts for Health
Reader in Arts, Health and Social Justice, Manchester Metropolitan University
Presentation slides
Notes from session


The State of Arts and Health in Singapore: Observations From The Field
Dr Joanne Yoong
Senior Economist, Center for Economic and Social Research, University of Southern California
Founder, Research for Impact Singapore
Presentation slides
Notes from session


The Impact of Arts-based Programmes in Dementia Care
Dr Donald Yeo
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Associate Trainer, Alzheimer's Disease Association
Abstract
Presentation slides
Notes from session
Infographic on study
About the Arts and Dementia programme


Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion Notes


Other Resources
Connecting Reminiscence, Artmaking and Cultural Heritage [pdf]
A Scoping Review of Arts-Based Health Research [pdf]
The Journey to a Wider Understanding of Ways of Knowing: Knowledge Translation and the Arts [pdf]
Social Prescribing: Linking Patients with Non-medical Support [weblink]

About the speakers
2020 Arts and Culture Research Symposium [pdf]

         
Arts and Culture Research Symposium 2019

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Arts and Culture Research Symposium

The Arts and Culture Research Symposium began in 2017 to provide a platform for arts research in Singapore to be presented, create awareness of the diversity of arts research in Singapore, and to encourage arts research by providing an opportunity for arts practitioners and researchers to interact, discuss, and explore ideas.

The 2019 Arts and Culture Research Symposium was held on Friday 15 March 2019 at National Gallery Singapore. The session explored the theme "The Impact of the Arts on Spaces, People and Communities"

Symposium Programme


Chairman's Opening Address
Professor Chan Heng Chee
Chairman, NAC


Research Sharing 1
Project ARTISAN: Fostering Aspiration and Resilience through Intergenerational Storytelling & Art-Based Narratives
Dr Andy Ho
Assistant Professor, Psychology Programme, College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, NTU


Writeup
Q&A
Presentation Slides
Video


Research Sharing 2
Arts & Culture Nodes in the Heartlands of Singapore: Exploring Strategies, Spatial Opportunities & Impacts
Dr Zdravko Trivic
Assistant Professor, Architecture Department, School of Design and Environment, NUS


Writeup and Q&A
Presentation Slides


Further reading: 
Trivic, Z. (2019) “Bringing Arts Closer to Local Communities: Spatial Opportunities and Impacts on Community Bonding”, in L.C. Hoong, & L.C Malone-Lee (Eds.), Building Resilient Neighbourhoods in Singapore: The Convergence of Policies, Research and Practice, Springer. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-7048-9_7


Trivic, Z., Tan, B.K., Padawangi, R., Mascarenhas, N., and Duong, Q. (2017). “Activating Urban Spaces and Communities through Arts and Culture: Boosting Local Identity and Social Bonding in Singapore’s Housing Neoghbourhoods”, Paper presented at the UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress - ‘Soul of City’, 3-10 September 2017, Seoul, South Korea. UIA 2017 SEOUL PROCEEDINGS, Seoul: UIA 2017 SEOUL, pp. 1-8, ISBN ISBN 979-11-961666-1-8.

 

Research Sharing 3
Both Sides, Now: Space of Connection, with Living with Dying
Dr Charlene Rajendran
Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts (Drama) Academic Group, NIE


Synopsis of Report
Writeup and Q&A
Presentation slides


Further reading: 
https://artswok.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Both-Sides-Now-Report-2016.pdf


Reflections on Proceedings
Professor Kwok Kian Woon
Associate Provost (Student Life), President’s Office, NTU


CEO's Address
Mrs Rosa Daniel
CEO, NAC


Panel Discussion - The Impact of the Arts on Spaces, People and Communities


Panellists
1. Dr Belinda Yuen
Professorial Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Science (SUTD)

2. Dr Felicia Low
Director, Community Cultural Development

3. Dr Michael Thaddeus Tan
Assistant Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

4. Ms Natalie Alexandra Tse
Executive Director, SAtheCollective


Sharing on NAC’s Research Priorities
Dr Sharon Chang, Chief Research Officer, NAC

 

*These materials have been compiled by the respective speakers indicated. As NAC does not own the rights to the content on these slides, no part of this may be reproduced, published or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without written permission of the copyright owner.   

Arts and Culture Research Symposium 2017

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Arts and Culture Research Symposium

The 2017 Arts and Culture Research Symposium was organised at One Farrer Hotel and Spa on 31 March 2017. The objective of the symposium was to provide a platform for arts research in Singapore to be presented, create awareness of the diversity of arts research in Singapore, and to encourage arts research by providing an opportunity for arts practitioners and researchers to interact, discuss, and explore ideas.

Event Programme

Session 1: Academic Research on the Arts in Singapore

​Creative Place Making:
Arts and Culture Focused Community Spaces and Their Role in Promoting Community Building, Social Interaction, and Encouraging Arts Participation
Dr Cho Im Sik
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Arts Education:
Arts Education Research Thinking and Feeling for the Future​
Dr Charlene Rajendran
Assistant Professor, Visual and Performing Arts National Institute of Education (NIE)​

​Session 3: Arts and Practice Based Research in Singapore

Music:
Music/al Narratives; Some Considered Reflections​
Dr Eugene Dairianathan
Associate Professor Head, Visual and Performing Arts
National Institute of Education

Dance:
Shifting Paradigms for 21st Century Dance Research: Singapore and the Asia Pacific​
Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Sciences
​Singapore Management University



*The slides are compiled by the speakers as indicated above. As NAC does not own the rights to the content on these slides, no part of this may be reproduced, published or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without written permission of the copyright owner.