The Virtual Enabling Festival 2020

The Enabling Festival 2020; Do You See What I See? invites you to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia and his/her caregiver; an online educational and creative festival happening September 25 to 16 October 2020. This series of talks, digital meetups, thought leaders’ interviews and video streamings, deliver key information on dementia and caregiving that we think everyone should have access to. A full programme of online events, all FREE to register at www.enableasia.org

The Launch of the Inclusive Young Company (iYC)

SRT is partnering with Access Path Productions to launch their very first theatre training programme for diverse needs and abilities. iYC is a holistic acting programme for young persons and adults between the ages of 16 – 35, who identify as persons with disabilities. Sharing its goals with SRT’s acclaimed The Young Company (TYC) acting programme, it aims to equip and nurture selected actors-in-training with the confidence, transferable employment skills, and communication techniques that they will need to shine onstage, as well as in their career of choice. It features professional masterclasses and mentorship – led by international artist Grace Lee-Khoo – which will provide a platform for the development of participants' creative potential as independent performers and theatre-makers. 

Express your interest in joining us here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=UHgks5zCuUCyWsP-vobxDQ2mmYg840lGnWfVhjCl5SZUNjJKWk1aOFVUWDVDVTVRNkhYSTNTQzNHViQlQCN0PWcu.

TLC Children's Festival

SRT is excited to present a month of fun-filled activities that entertain, inspire and nurture growing minds. Wander around the festival's virtual playground, and discover amazing performances, inspiring games and activities, engaging talks and workshops that make this festival so special and unique. Join us from the comfort of your own home! 
All videos and content are captioned with SgSL interpretation.

Date: 5th September - 4th October 2020

Arts & Disability Forum 2020

The Arts & Disability Forum 2020 (ADF2020) returns on 7, 8 & 9 October 2020 as a fully virtual event*! With its focus this year on "Cultivating Collaborations, Increasing Access", ADF2020 will spotlight discussions on bridging authentic collaborations and harnessing access as a creative asset.

Jointly organised by Very Special Arts Singapore and the National Arts Council Singapore, partnered by Singapore International Foundation and supported by British Council, ADF2020 brings together more than 10 speakers from Australia, India, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom to share their varied experiences and perspectives. Delegates from Singapore and overseas comprising of arts practitioners and organisations, social sector professionals and key agencies, will also be invited to interact and exchange ideas on arts and disability inclusivity within the arts.

*Captioning will be provided during the Forum.

Date: 7,8 & 9 October 2020

Drawing for a Living

If you are an aspiring illustrator, or someone who already illustrates but wants to break into the exciting business of freelance illustration, this fun and interactive course is designed for you. Unlike other instructional courses on this subject, here you will hang out with an internationally published illustrator who will share her tools, tips and trade secrets to not just survive but enjoy life as a freelance illustrator.

Date: 12 September 2020
Time: 9.30am
Duration: 3 hours
Ticketing Info: $60 (Eventbrite ticketing charges apply)

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)

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)