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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 arts and culture to create positive social change. This year, the programme will focus on exploring how the arts can create positive social change for people with disabilities.

If you are an artist, arts administrator or a programmer from a social welfare organisation who is an emerging professional with an interest in arts for good, we want you!

Through the Artists for a Better World programme you will:

  • Build capacity through gaining exposure, expanding perspectives and growing understanding and skills needed such as programme design, impact measurement and stakeholder management
  • Connect with professionals from a regional ecosystem including corporates, social welfare organisations, education and cultural institutions that are keen in harnessing the arts for social change

Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for more information



  • Applications for the programme are now closed! Many thanks to all those who applied. Applicants will be informed of their application outcome by end September 2017.
  • We are pleased to have the support of our network partners: Chow Kit Foundation, Culture360, LASALLE College of the Arts and National Arts Council.

Programme takeaways


  • Learn key methodologies in Arts for Good programme design and impact measurement
  • Understanding the arts and disability ecosystem and your role within the sector
  • Understand the roles of multiple stakeholders within the arts and disability ecosystem
  • Network with international participants and regional practitioners

Applicants should be:

  • Emerging arts and culture practitioners from any genre or art administrators or programmers from social welfare organisations
  • Interested in arts-based projects aimed at creating social impact within the disabled community
  • Have prior experience working with a community through the arts
  • Able to attend all segments of the programme
  • Conversant and able to work in English
  • Of any age and nationality



Programme Schedule
October 2017 - February 2018
Study visit | Singapore
November 2017
Study visit | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
February 2018

Introduction to the programme, resources and experience sharing amongst participants. Webinars will be held with industry experts, exploring how the arts can be harnessed for social good in the disability sector in the region.


Gain insights into the inter-disciplinary nature and demands of an impactful Arts for Good project. Learn about programme design methodologies, impact measurement and evaluation.


Learn project management fundamentals needed for an Arts for Good project, with emphasis on stakeholder management, effective communications and working with funders.



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