NAC-Commissioned Training Programmes

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Course List

  Digital Technology  

1. Cinemovement Digital Talks and Workshop Series: Digital Transformed Body

Organiser: Cinemovement
Course Facilitator: Elysa Wendi
Target Participants: Practising artists in dance, film, video, sound or theatre who have an interest in interdisciplinary audio-visual work or dance filmmaking
Mode: Online
Dates: To be confirmed

Transitioning from dance to film, from body and movement within the frame to the re-organisation of film and dance language, dance films and videos are currently developing beyond collaborative processes between the two different mediums, in which each art form is challenged and transformed to offer new ways of communicating and experiencing for performers and audiences. This talk provides participants with an insight of Wendi’s transition from live to filmic creations.

To register for this course and for more information, please email cinemovement.sg@gmail.com   

 


2. Cinemovement Digital Talks and Workshop Series: Film Market Mechanics

Organiser: Cinemovement
Course Facilitator: Jeremy Chua
Target Participants: Practising artists in dance, film, video, sound or theatre who have an interest in interdisciplinary audio-visual work or dance filmmaking
Mode: Online
Dates: To be confirmed

 

More performing arts companies are creating new and bold audio-visual works to increase the portability and audience outreach of their projects. As the reality of online distribution presents many challenges, familiarity and understanding of the audio-visual market are essential to ensure that your audio-visual work has the best chance on the international market.

To register for this course and for more information, please email cinemovement.sg@gmail.com 


3. Cinemovement Digital Talks and Workshop Series: Cinemovement Digital Workshop for Project Development

Organiser: Cinemovement
Course Facilitators: Cinemovement, Tang Fu Kuen, Liao Jiekai
Target Participants: Independent/Freelance practitioners from different performing arts fields who have been working professionally for at least 1‐3 years or with a professional practice of their own
Mode: Online
Dates: To be confirmed

 

This is a workshop and mentorship programme for artists and art companies interested to develop their performing arts content into the audio-visual format. Through collaboration and interdisciplinary encounters to provide insights into the filmmaking process of adaptation, conceptualisation, proposal writing, understanding cinematic language and dramaturgy, participants will engage in group discussions and one-on-one consultation with various film and art practitioners who have experience in developing and making content for international distribution.

To register for this course and for more information, please email cinemovement.sg@gmail.com 


4. Inspiring Digital Learning for the Arts

Organiser: National Institute of Education 
Webinar Presenters: Aishwariyah, Ann Ang, Karen Heng, Lara Lai, Loh Chin Ee, Melissa Quek, Nicole Choo, Shawn Kok
Target Participants: Artists/Arts educators (Priority will be given to arts groups/artists with existing arts programmes on the 2019-2021 NAC-AEP Directory
Mode: Online
Dates: 8 or 10 December 2020
 

Inspiring Digital Learning for the Arts is a blended module that helps to shape participants’ journey toward delivering effective and impactful lessons using eLearning. The objective of this module is to introduce the possibilities of delivering digital learning within any domain area. The entire module is made up of 2 parts and will be delivered in both synchronous ( live or in real-time ) and asynchronous ( pre-recorded or viewable at any time ) formats.

 

To register for the webinar on 8 December 2020, please visit http://bit.ly/NIEIDLA8.

To register for the webinar on 10 December 2020, please visit http://bit.ly/NIEIDLA10.

For more information on the webinar, please email bhavani.s@nie.edu.sg.


5. Creating Videos for Social Media

Organiser: Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film  
Course Facilitator: Wong Kin Ching
Target Participants: Recommended for arts professionals such as outreach officers, marketing managers and self-employed persons in the arts who would like to learn how to create video content for social media to publicise their programmes, initiatives, causes, etc. 
Mode: Online
Dates: 2-3 November 2020
 

Participants in this workshop will gain an understanding of different styles commonly used in creating online content and will learn how to structure their content to effectively communicate their message to their intended audience. They will learn what is entailed by each of the following stages: pre-production, production and post-production and will be able to conceptualise, shoot and edit simple videos.

 

To register for this course and for more information, please visit https://www.objectifs.com.sg/socialmediavideos-online.


  Entrepreneurship  

1. Writing, Planning and Budgeting for Artists

Organiser: Dance Nucleus
Course Facilitators: Daniel Kok and Mok Cui Yin
Target Participants: Dance Nucleus Associate Members, Independent Artists and Fresh Graduates
Mode: Online

Dates:

  1. 20-22 April 2020 for Dance Nucleus Associate Members [Completed]
  2. 18-20 May 2020 for Independent Artists [Completed]
  3. 15-17 June 2020 for Fresh Graduates

 

This 3-day workshop aims to help independent artists edit and review various texts, proposals and applications that they have had to write as part of their on-going work including how to negotiate the funding system, plan practical timelines and draft workable budgets.

 

To register for this course and for more information, please email cuiyin@dancenucleus.com


  Audience Engagement  

1. Chinese Review Writing Workshop

Oragniser: Liu Xiaoyi

Target Participants: Writers with experience in arts reviews and critical writing in Chinese Language for local platforms, as well as theatre-goers with interest in developing review writing skills

Mode: Online

Dates: 19 June 2020 – 3 July 2020

This workshop aims to develop local Chinese reviewers, provide systematic training for Chinese reviewers to develop critical writing skills, develop a set of methodology of training for Chinese review writing, engage and encourage writers to constantly contribute arts reviews in future.

 

To register for this course and for more information, please email workshopwithxy@gmail.com

2. Introduction to Singapore Visual Modern Art History

Oragniser: ArtCommune Gallery
Course Facilitator Ho Sou Ping

Target Participants: General Public interested in Singapore Art history

Mode: Online

Dates: Video is to be rolled out in 4 chapters (27 October 2020, 30 October 2020, 3 November 2020, 6 November 2020)


This introductory course aims to provide a basic overview of Singapore’s modern art history. Most Singaporeans would think that Singapore is a small country and is quite a cultural desert. On the contrary,  many are surprised to find out that there were many art activities in Singapore as early as from the 1930s. This course aims to provide a brief summary of the development of Singapore’s art scene spanning almost a century now.
 

For more information on how to access the videos, please email souping@artcommune.com.sg or call 97479046.

3. Pedagogy and Practice Series: Crafting a Lesson Plan

Oragniser: Singapore Drama Educators Association 
Course Facilitator: Dr. Noorlinah Mohamed

Target Participants: Drama/Theatre Educators with at least 1 year of teaching experience

Mode: Online

Dates: 24 – 30 November 2020

Learn how to craft a lesson plan from experienced drama educator and practitioner Dr. Noorlinah Mohamed. Find out what it takes to craft an effective and affective lesson plan, and pick up effective strategies to engage your participants and students. Topics covered include: understanding outcomes, curriculum vs lesson objectives, unpacking the anatomy of a lesson plan, facilitating learning moments and creating a drama lesson plan for the age group of your choice.
 

To register for this course and for more information, please visit https://sdea.org.sg/practice/level-up/level-up-fest-2020/.

4. Pedagogy and Practice Series: Arts Education in the Early Years

Oragniser: Singapore Drama Educators Association
Course Facilitators: Lavina Chong, Wong Seet Fun, Elaine Ng

Target Participants: Arts educators who work in early childhood education environments

Mode: Online

Dates: 18 - 20 November 2020

Children in the early years should be given the opportunity to experience in and through the arts – music & movement, visual arts and drama. Early exposure to arts education is vital in nurturing children’s imagination and creative capabilities that will enable them to view the world in multiple perspectives, generate new ideas and solutions to problems, and create meaningful experiences to improve their quality of life.

 

This introductory course consists of 3 modules:

  • Music & Movement for young children
  • Visual Arts for young children
  • Drama & Play for young children

To register for this course and for more information, please visit https://sdea.org.sg/practice/level-up/level-up-fest-2020/.

  Art-Form Specific  

1. Online Play Writing Workshop

Organiser: The Necessary Stage

Course Facilitator: Haresh Sharma

Target Participants:

• 16 years old and above.

• Have a keen interest in playwriting.

Mode: Online

Dates: 30 May 2020 – 11 July 2020

 

This six-session playwriting workshop will guide participants through the elements of playwriting, character creation, and research and development. The course will incorporate lectures, discussions and sharing sessions, with an emphasis on practical work—writing. Each participant will also have a one-to-one clinic with Haresh on the script they are working on. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a deeper understanding of various aspects and styles of theatre and playwriting, and would have created short plays through research into a social issue of concern and relevance to them.
 

[Registration for this Course is Closed]


2. Cinemovement Digital Talks and Workshop Series: Moving through the Blink of an Eye

Organiser: Cinemovement
Course Facilitator: Liao JiekaiTarget Participants: Practising artists in dance, film, video, sound or theatre who have an interest in interdisciplinary audio-visual work or dance filmmaking
Mode: Online
Dates: To be confirmed

This talk draws reference from the titular text on film editing by Walter Murch to examine the new aesthetic possibilities that arise when a filmmaker encounters a dance artist, when cinema encounters dance. Through a sharing of excerpts, reflections and production experiences from The Mist (2016) Till Then Awakening in a Dream (2019) and Faraway My Shadow Wandered (2020), three dance films that Liao made under the Cinemovement platform over the past five years, the talk attempts to bring forth new ideas and starting points for both dancers and filmmakers who are keen to collaborate or utilise elements of dance or film in their own artistic practice.

To register for this course and for more information, please email cinemovement.sg@gmail.com 


3. Rethinking Practice and the Practitioner: Pandemic Purpose

Organiser: Centre 42

Course Facilitators: Chong Gua Khee, Corrie Tan, Charlene Rajendran

Target Participants: Independent/Freelance practitioners from different performing arts fields who have been working professionally for at least 1‐3 years or with a professional practice of their own

Mode: Online

Dates: 17 June – 12 August 2020

 

In this time of COVID‐19 when performing arts events across the world are disrupted, where productivity as we know it is in question, it is important to find ways to (re)look at practices in order to (re)orientate as practitioners in a mid to post‐COVID‐19 world. This course invites participants to further develop their critical questioning and reflecting skills, as well as to seek out how to better approach critique as care. Throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to collectively reflect on their experiences, so that they are not just learning, but also building more and/or stronger connections with one another, contributing towards an ecology of independent practitioners and future communities of practice.

 

[Registration for this Course is Closed]


4. Practice: Stage Management 2 [NEW]

Organiser: The Theatre Practice

Course Facilitators: Cecilia Chow

Target Participants: Participants should have some basic knowledge or experience in stage management. The course is also open to participants who have attended Practice: Stage Management 1 or previous stage management courses by Practice.

Mode: Varied Modes of Teaching - Comprising a mix of theoretical and practical skills including online lectures and practical activities, as well as group work and class discussions to facilitate dialogue between participants.

Dates: 31 October, 7, 14, 21 November 2020

 

Responsible for the overall organisation, administration and coordination of a production, a stage manager is the control tower and nerve centre of every production. Led by Practice’s Producing and Production Lead Cecilia Chow, this 8-hour workshop offers beginners insight into the role. Practice: Stage Management 2 will focus on developing competency by examining the role in relation to other collaborators within the production.


To register for this course and for more information, please email productions@practice.org.sg.


Updated as of 7 October 2020