How can arts and culture shape a more inclusive society? The Arts & Disability Forum 2017, held at the Enabling Village, brought together participants from across the People, Private and Public sectors with speakers from Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and Singapore to raise awareness and build capacity for arts and culture to shape a more inclusive society. The Forum was organised in partnership with the National Arts Council (NAC), British Council (BC) Singapore and the Singapore International Foundation (SIF). The Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, was the Guest of Honour and she spoke on the importance of harnessing the transformative power of the arts to build an inclusive society.
We would like to thank the following speakers at The Arts & Disability Forum 2017.
Panel Discussion - ‘Overcoming Challenges in Bridging Theory and Practice in Arts & Disability’:
Dr Alice Fox, Lecturer, MA Inclusive arts Practice, University of Brighton; Fatima Mustafa, Director (Disability), Ministry of Social and Family Development; Maureen Goh, Executive Director, Very Special Arts; Myra Tam, Executive Director, Arts with the Disabled Association (Hong Kong); Ramesh Meyyappan, Theatre Practitioner; Chua Ai Liang, Director, Arts & Communities, National Arts Council (Moderator)
Panel Discussion (Track A) - ‘Moving forward in Overcoming Gaps in Arts and Disability’:
Annie Yeo, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Asia, Deutsche Bank AG; Myra Tam, Executive Director, Arts with the Disabled Association; Azalea Ong, Co-Founder, Let’s Play Lah!; Luanne Poh, Director, The Artground; Caroline Lee, Director, Clinical Services, Thye Hua Kwan Therapy Service/HUB; Low Kok Wai, Lecturer and Coordinator, Drama & Theatre Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Moderator)
Panel Discussion (Track B) - ‘Inclusive Programming’:
Dr Alice Fox, Principle Lecturer, MA Inclusive arts Practice, University of Brighton, United Kingdom UK; Liang Huishan, Dancer, Redeafination; R. Chandran, Founder-Director, ACT 3 Theatrics and Director and Very Special Theatrics; Damien Lim, Founder, Founder and Music Director, Ministry of Bellz; Joshua Yang, Vertical Submarine and Teaching Artist at Pathlight School; Jean Loo, Artist and Co-Founder, Superhero Me; Jean Ng, Theatre Artist (Moderator)
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