ACM Conversations: Art & Accessibility

How can museums better facilitate learning and make art more accessible? Join a live conversation with ACM staff and a panel of speakers who will discuss the importance of art in the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. Our panel will share new approaches and opportunities, as well as hopes for museums and heritage institutions going forward.


  • Cultural and intellectual access
  • The impact of more art and museum programmes going digital for people with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic 
  • How audiences can be active contributors in the arts

We look forward to hearing from you about your ideas on how museums might change and adapt to serve new audiences.

Cherry Thian, Senior Manager | Asian Civilisations Museum

Chong Kwek Bin, IT Programme Executive | Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH)
Clara Loh, Day Activity Centre Assistant Manager | SPD
Dr Esther Joosa, Disability arts expert and practice consultant | Arts of the Earth Learning Hub Pte Ltd
Lee Sze-Chin, Art Therapist, Artist, Art Educator

Save the date and tune in to ACM Facebook and YouTube live!

Date: 14 August 2020
Time: 3pm
Duration: 60 Minutes
Ticketing Info: Session is free of charge

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2020: What If

What If
A new media experience co-created by a multidisciplinary group of performers, designers and directors. Amid a pandemic, where time and space are warped, and how we exist and connect feels alienating, What If explores being human.

Presenting to you 4 original works that will each be accompanied by a short animation.
Audience participation is welcomed in all the shows.

Date: Various dates
Time: 8pm
Duration: Vary with show
Ticketing Info: $5 per ticket for each show (excluding $0.50 SISTIC fee)

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2020: Dialogue with the creators of Riley’s Rain

M1 Peer Pleasure is a youth theatre festival with a social conscience. This year, we are taking a closer look at how people with disabilities live in Singapore. Where are their voices and stories in our everyday? In a country that prizes efficiency, productivity and material success, can people with disabilities have a place in our economy, schools and community?

Unable to stage live performances as usual at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be presenting the festival online from 4 - 16 August; with majority of the programmes offered for free!

Dialogue with the creators of Riley’s Rain
Engage with the creators, Gloria Tan and Samantha Bounaparte, as they share approaches to designing a sensory world by breaking down the multi-sensory aspects of story-telling and the considerations that go into crafting a narrative.

Date: 15 August 2020
Time: 2.30pm
Duration: 60 Minutes
Ticketing Info: Session is free of charge

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2020: Riley's Rain

Devised and created by: Gloria Tan and Samantha Bounaparte
Created and performed by: Republic Polytechnic, Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management & Operation Theatre Interest Group
Video editing: Republic Polytechnic, Diploma in Media Production and Design

Riley the Raindrop is lost and needs help! Who can she go to for help and what will she find out along the way? Join Riley and her friends on a sensory windy adventure as she searches for the Great Downpour!

An activity kit incorporating sensory and interactive elements has been specially designed to include audiences on the autism spectrum, as well as those with sensory sensitivities, to enrich the story
experience from home.

Instructions on how to assemble your very own activity kit, using commonly found items at home will be shared later at

Date: 7 August 2020
Time: 4.30pm
Duration: 35 Minutes
Ticketing Info: Session is free of charge

Giving Tuesdays

Playeum, Children's Centre for Creativity is excited to introduce Giving Tuesdays. This unique initiative aims to support the role of play in the lives of children with special needs/disabilities. The programme will take place every Tuesday* afternoon between 1:30pm to 5:30pm at Playeum. Admission is FREE for all children recognized special needs & their siblings. Peers without special needs are welcome too, but will be charged admission fees.

Giving Tuesdays:

The programme encourages children with special needs to explore their world through play, express themselves and engage with peers. Play is important in the holistic development of children. Open-ended play gives voice to the child and allows for the development of 21st century skills, and encourages creativity, problem-solving, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. The programme is led by Dr. Esther Joosa, Playeum's Director of Pedagogy, who will provide guidance and expertise advice to parents and teachers.

Date: Tuesdays

Accessibility Show Date:
21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 Mar 2020

Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Duration: 4 Hours (flexible artful play exhibition)