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Artists for a Better World

October 2017 - February 2018 | Malaysia and Singapore

(From left) Sharing by founder of Chinese Cultural Shophouse Mr Eng Tiang Huat on preserving his Teochew heritage, participants taking a group photo before dinner at socially-conscious diner Dignity Kitchen that serves to train and empower persons with disabilities. Participant Partho Bhowmick (India) sharing his organisation Art Beyond Sight as a case study for the application Theory of Change in the Just Case workshop.

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. Launched in 2017, the inaugural programme focused 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 came from 12 countries and cut across sectors.  > Read about the 2017 participants and their work

Join us in 2018!

If you are an artist, arts administrator or a programmer from a social welfare organisation with an interest in arts for good, this programme is for you! Write to us at to register your interest and stay updated on our next intake in mid-2018!



  • The inaugural Artists for a Better World 2017/18 programme has recently concluded, with the participation of 29 participants from 13 nationalities as well as more than 180 members of the Arts for Good community in Singapore and Malaysia. We thank all our partners, guests and participants for being part of the journey! Read more about what our international participants were up to during our Study Visit to Singapore and Kuala LumpurUpdated 1 Mar 2018
  • We have concluded the pilot edition of the Artists for a Better World 2017 programme with a Study Visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 6 to 9 February 2018! Thank you to all our partners, guests and participants for being a part of the journey. See the photos from the Study Visit in Kuala Lumpur and stay tuned for more highlights from the programme! Updated 13 Feb 2018
  • 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. Updated 15 Jan 2018
  • 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


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


  • Stay tuned for more information!


2017/18 Partners


Read about ABW’s partners and their work

Contributors (in alphabetical order)


Izan Satrina  |  Yap Sook Lee  |  Patrick Teoh  |  Ida Nerina  |  Zahim Albakri
Poesy Liang  |  Hartini Zainudin  |  Zainariah Johari


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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