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Let's Connect!

Let’s Connect! (June 2023)

Graphic recording of the presentations and panel (AM).

Let's Connect_June 2023 key takeaways

Let's Connect_June 2023

Theme: The Intersections of Arts and Care
Date: 19 June 2023, Monday
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: National Gallery (Singapore)

Panel Speakers (AM): 
• Katherine Boydell, Professor of Mental Health, Black Dog Institute, Australia 
• Mary Bernadette Lee, Visual Artist and Educator, Singapore 
• Elaine Yeoh, Manager, Arts Development, Club Rainbow, Singapore

Moderated by Joanne Yoong, CEO and Principal Economist, Research for Impact

Workshop Presenters (PM): 
• National Gallery Singapore
• Singapore Art Museum and Katherine Boydell
• LASALLE College of the Arts

Organised by the National Arts Council, Let’s Connect! is an annual platform where artists and community stakeholders can engage in dialogues on arts engagement and participation. This session continued last edition's focus on arts and well-being, featuring representatives from diverse sectors who spoke on how the arts provides a caring space for people to improve their well-being through individual expression and social connection.

In addition to speakers’ presentations in the morning, participants gained deeper, more practical knowledge and perspectives through afternoon workshops and networking opportunities. The workshop delved into various aspects of arts and well-being including visual literacy and self-awareness, art therapy, and qualitative arts-based research.

Let’s Connect! is organised in collaboration with National Gallery (Singapore), LASALLE College of the Arts and Singapore Art Museum. National Gallery (Singapore) is also the Venue Partner for the event.

About Let's Connect

The National Arts Council (NAC) provides capability development opportunities through platforms such as Let’s Connect! which allow for community artists to network, share best practices and learn from one another. 

Since 2010, NAC has been organising these sessions annually for artists to create networks within the community arts engagement sector and to develop networks among various stakeholders including place-owners, government agencies, social service agencies, and other parties interested to use the arts to increase arts engagement and participation.