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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 12 countries and cut across sectors, including artists, arts administrators and programmers from social welfare organisations.  

> Read about the participants and their work



  • 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






Annie Yeo  |   Colin Goh  |  Dr Dawn Joy Leong  |  Gregory Burns  |  Jean Loo  |  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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Arts for Good

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