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Artists for a Better World

September 2017 - February 2018 | Malaysia and Singapore

The Artists for a Better World programme seeks to grow the Arts for Good ecosystem, which harnesses the power of the arts and culture to create positive social change.

This year, the inaugural programme focuses on exploring how the arts can create positive social change for people with disabilities.

Participants selected to take part in Artists for a Better World 2017 come from 13 countries and cut across sectors, including artists, arts administrators and programmers from social welfare organisations.  

> Read about the participants and their work



  • Join us in KL! Wondering how you can harness the arts for social good? Come attend the “UnConference: Arts For Good – Insights and Workshops” – a series of talks and workshops helmed by international art practitioners, educators and therapists. Register or learn more here.
  • We recently concluded the Singapore Study Tour from 21 to 24 November 2017. See the photos from the Singapore study tour and read the highlights from the visit and the highlights from the session on Cultural Intersections for Social Impact. Updated 20 Dec 2017
  • We thank our new partners and contributors for coming on board to support the Singapore study visit. Read more below under ‘Partners’!  Updated 8 Nov 2017



  • Online
    October 2017 - February 2018
  • Singapore Study visit
    21 - 24 November 2017 
  • Malaysia Study visit
    6 - 9 February 2018

Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


Through the Artists for a Better World programme, participants will

  • Build capacity and learn key skills in Arts for Good programme design and impact measurement and stakeholder management
  • Understand the arts and disability ecosystem and the artist’s role within the sector
  • Connect with professionals from a regional ecosystem that are keen in harnessing the arts for social change





Contributors (in alphabetical order)

Annie Yeo  |   Colin Goh  |  Dr Dawn-Joy Leong  |  Gregory Burns  |  Jean Loo  |  Jennifer Lewis
Kenneth Kwok  |  Dr Marissa Lee Medjeral-Mills  |  Melissa Sim  |  Muhammad Afham  | 
Mumtaz Md Kadir  |  Oniatta Effendi  |  Quek Ling Kiong  |  R Chandran  |  Rebecca Chew



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