Call for applicants for
The Beginner's Guide to
Person-centered Arts Practices With Communities:
The Online Artist Training Program
By Community Cultural Development (Singapore) 
Conducted by Dr. Felicia Low

Dates: 2020 Sept 5, 12, 19 & 26

Day / Time: Saturdays 10am-12pm

Delivered on Zoom platform

FREE 

Register by 22nd August 2020

This short online training program introduces the concepts and framework of the four dimensions that enable person-centered arts practices to take place with communities. This course is suitable for artists who are new to but wish to work with communities. It is also open to more experienced artists who wish to develop new ways to write about and evaluate their work with communities. Teachers and community workers who wish to understand how the arts can meet the needs of their students and clients will also find this program helpful.

Participants for this program are expected to commit to 4 lecture discussion sessions of 2 hours per session. Each session will be presented by Dr. Felicia Low. It includes a presentation of Dr. Low’s past works with communities, and also encourages participants to share about their projects. It concludes with a Q and A session where questions of applying each dimension to an arts practice can be discussed. Participants who attend and complete all 4 sessions will receive a summarised deck of slides from the course and a free publication of the book 'Person-centered Arts Practices with Communities: A Pedagogical Guide'.

Application process:

Interested applicants should have at least 3 months of experience working, in any area of the arts, with communities or in education. Priority will be given to arts Self-Employed Persons (SEPS) and/or employees of arts organisations.

Artists may apply for CDSA benefits.

Please submit all applications and attached CVs here.

Please email Nicholas Tee for any enquires with regards to this course at  personcenteredarts@gmail.com

Details of each of the 4 sessions:

Session 1: The Personal Dimension – participants will be taken through the foundational, maturing and mature stages of the personal dimension. These stages are defined by self-awareness, autonomy and self- fulfilment. Examples of how artists can support the development of their participants through these stages will be examined and discussed.

 

Session 2: The Social Dimension- participants will be taken through the foundational, maturing and mature stages of the social dimension. These stages are defined by an awareness of others, care for others and responsibility to another. Examples of how artists can support the development of their participants through these stages will be examined and discussed.

 

Session 3: The Cognitive Dimension - participants will be taken through the foundational, maturing and mature stages of the cognitive dimension. These stages are defined by effective thinking, flexible and precise thinking, and metacognition. Examples of how artists can support the development of their participants through these stages will be examined and discussed.

 

Session 4: The Cultural Dimension – participants will be taken through the various forms of cultural identification and expression present in society, such as race, gender, nationality and life stages. Examples of how artists can use knowledge of the cultural traits and preferences of their participants to engage better with their participants will be examined and discussed.

 

The Beginner's Guide to
Person-centered Arts Practices With Communities: The Online Artist Training Program
is commissioned by

“The consideration of the 4 dimensions of my students in a class is important when I plan my lessons. The focus is not a beautiful end-product but that the social, cognitive, personal and cultural dimension of my students are considered. It has sharpened my observation skill of the individual students in my class.”

 

Wong Swee Yean, Erudite Stories

Course participant with support from NAC 2019

The main learning points of the course? “Reflexivity about self and self-interaction with others. And toolkit of strategies to address others needs and wants, often not verbally and or clearly articulated, in our interaction and engagement with them.”

Joey SPL, Artist Caravan

Independent course participant 2019

“The highlights of the course are sharing by various participants on their arts programs and the case-study activity of identifying the needs of our own facilitating community, followed by thinking of relevant "person-centered" arts ideas that consider the "four dimensions". The course is enlightening and useful for planning my future curriculum - to better identify and cater to the needs (in the "four dimensions") of the communities.”

 

Shirley Ho, Art Vessels

Course participant with support from NAC 2019

“Knowing the people is the most valuable part of the course. This course brings people who are zealous and passionate, who are genuinely believing in the value of art.”

 

Leow Wei Li, Visual Artist, Independent course participant 2019

“Felicia is very clear and balanced in the way she facilitates the course by blending theory and practice. She is always mindful to unpack theory with examples of her own practice.”

 

Lee Wee Yan, Visual Art Educator, Independent course participant 2019

© 2020 by Felicia Low

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