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Informal Capability Development Platform

Singapore Drama Educator Association 

Established in 2002 as a not-for-profit organisation by a group of artists and drama educators. The Singapore Drama Educator Association (SDEA) aims to advance the profession of drama/theatre educators in Singapore and advocate the practice and value of drama and theatre in performance, education and community. Their advocacy efforts are targeted towards artists, arts managers, art practitioners, policymakers, school leaders and community leaders to make drama and theatre education accessible, significant and present in the lives of children and youths. 

Person-centered Arts Practices With Communities

This is a pedagogical guide to guide the practice of community artists. The framework presented is made up of four dimensions, combining knowledge from psychology, philosophy, arts education and anthropology and taking into consideration the social, personal, cognitive and cultural dimension in a dynamic and interwoven perspective. This guide presents person-centred approaches for artists to consider as they plan for activities based on the needs of the community and their targeted beneficiaries. Additionally, it also presents structured approaches to formal and informal evaluation for their activities as a means to collect evidence for formal purposes or individual artistic growth.  

Social Service Institute (SSI)

The Social Service Institute (SSI) is the Human Capital Development Art of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and is appointed as a Continuing Education and Training (CET) centre for social services in Singapore. Some of the arts and health related training and courses includes: Using Creative Arts in Therapy: Understanding and Programme Planning for Work with Seniors a course for practitioners in eldercare to explore the use of creative arts in therapy and educate on the therapeutic uses of storytelling and art-making. Seniors’ Life Review Through the Arts is another course offered to social service professionals working with seniors and in eldercare. It introduces a series of visual arts projects through the ‘Seniors’ Life Review Through the Arts’ toolkit, to support meaningful conversations with their clients.

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