Image description: The image above is an artwork by Eugene Soh, a Professional artist with ART:DIS. Titled Impressionism–Faith, this abstract painting features expressive blue, black and white brushstrokes emanating from the centre, creating a visual harmony that is pleasing to the eyes. On the top right corner, the overlaying words read “12 March to 14 May 2022. Masterclass: Inclusive Arts”, followed by a link for more information “bit.ly/masterclass_inclusivearts”. On the bottom left corner, the overlaying words read, “Learn how to work with and mentor artists with disabilities, and pave the way for greater diversity in Singapore.” On the right of this colourful image is a white column with four logos in two rows, starting with organisers ART:DIS and National Arts Council on the first row, and venue partners Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and National Gallery Singapore on the second row.
Inclusivity is more than just a buzzword. What does it really take to build a fully accessible arts ecosystem where disabled and mainstream communities can collaborate side by side? Discover artistic best practices from industry and subject-matter experts in a series of five masterclasses ($75 each):
- Inclusive Dance Making on 12 March (2–6pm) and 19 March (3–7pm) at Aliwal Arts Centre
- Inclusive Music Making on 26 March and 2 April (2–6pm) at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
- Inclusive Visual Arts Making on 9 April and 16 April (2–6pm) at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
- Accessibility and Inclusion on 24 April and 1 May (2–6pm) at National Gallery Singapore
- Inclusive Theatre Making on 7 May and 14 May (2–6pm) at Aliwal Arts Centre
Jointly organised by ART:DIS and National Arts Council, with venue support from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts & National Gallery Singapore, learn how to work with and mentor artists with disabilities, and pave the way for greater diversity in Singapore.
Who should attend?
- Individuals aged 16 and above who are interested in knowing more about inclusivity and accessibility in the arts sector.
- Artists, arts educators and art groups from both mainstream and disabled communities.
- Participants with fully vaccinated status, following completion of their booster dose within 270 days of their 2nd dose. Exceptions are made for the two masterclasses ‘Inclusive Music Making’ and ‘Inclusive Visual Arts Making’ due to the concession provided by the venue partner.
- While not necessary, having prior knowledge and experience in the arts would be an advantage.