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Befriender's Arts Toolkit (2018)

The Befriender’s Arts Toolkit is a resource that provides befriender volunteers with simple art-based activity ideas that can be used as part of their befriending journey. These activities do not require volunteers to have prior training or background in the arts, and are intended to

  1. Leverage volunteers to bring arts experiences to the under-reached
  2. Use the arts experience to stimulate conversations and social interaction, enriching the befriending process

These activity ideas are publicly available for volunteers to download from the Arts for All website. Developed by artists/arts practitioners, the Toolkit provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions, conversation tips and a list of materials required to get started.

Choose from three available activities and get started today!

  • Let’s Masak Masak
  • Shape and Colour Your Dreams
  • Places and Voices of Our Neighbourhood

NAC hopes to work with Social Service Agencies and community volunteers to bring the arts to the under-reached communities. For more information, email us at


Let’s Masak Masak by Joanne Lio & Sarah Zainal Abidin

An activity that builds upon the exploration of local dishes and common herbs/spices used in cooking them. Participants and befrienders converse and embark on clay-making of favourite herbs/spices that touch our senses.

Click here for the pictures of local dishes and spices required. Click below to download the Toolkit in the mother tongue languages:


Shape and Colour Your Dreams by Karen Koh
An activity that uses shapes and colours found in one’s surroundings as a starting point to inspire creative expression through drawing, and at the same time reflecting on the topic of dreams.

Click below to download the Toolkit in the mother tongue languages:


Places and Voices of Our Neighbourhood by Moses Sia
An activity that invites you to share about places in the neighbourhood, and capturing stories through a visual map that comes alive through technology!

Click here to download the Toolkit.


Additional Resources

  • Guide for Let’s Masak Masak clay-making (Garlic, Cinnamon, Star Anise)