Sunitha Janamohanan,  Koh Hui Ling, Janet Pillai, Grace Lee-Khoo

Asia
Art discipline: Academic Researcher
Participated in ICAF in: MINI-2021

 

Moderator:

Sunitha Janamohananhas worked in the arts since 1999 with a portfolio that covers a range of art forms and creative industries. She has been an arts manager, curator, producer, venue manager and heritage manager in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia. She holds an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University, New York and is presently teaching in the Arts Management and Arts and Cultural Leadership programmes at Singapore’s LASALLE College of the Arts. Her research interests include community and socially engaged arts practice, and local arts management models in Southeast Asia.

 

Speaker:
Koh Hui Ling, Co-Artistic Director of Drama Box,is a Singaporean theatre practitioner who finds meaning in the process of community engagement, site-specific performances and the participation of non-artists in the art-making. She graduated with an MA in Applied Drama from the University of Exeter (Distinctions, UK) in 2010. 

Her desire to create alternative avenues for public discourse has led to the development of GoLi – The Moving Theatre, Singapore's first inflatable theatre that transforms spaces into vibrant places for arts and culture. GoLi has also participated in ICAF 2017, housing the participatory experience, “The Lesson”, with Hui Ling as one of its show facilitators.

Hui Ling is very honoured to curate the first ICAF Hub (Singapore) as part of Mini ICAF with the Rotterdam team in 2021.

Email: huiling@dramabox.org

 

Speaker:
Janet Pillai served as an associate professor at the Department of Performing Arts in University Sains Malaysia (until 2013) and currently works as an independent consultant specialising in arts education and community mapping.  Pillai specialises in programming of community-engaged arts projects and conducts capacity-building training for cultural workers and artists. Pillai has researched and published widely on community-based arts in the Asian region and has authored 5 books related to arts, culture and heritage education. Pillai also contributes as an expert resource person to regional institutions such as UNESCO Bangkok and APCIEU Korea and Hong Kong University.

Email: janetpillai@gmail.com

 

Speaker
Grace Lee Khoois the Founder of Access Path Productions, Singapore’s first disability-led theatre company. She graduated with an MA in Applied Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London and a BA (Honors)  from the National University of Singapore’s Theatre Studies program. In 2017, Grace was International Artist-in-residence at Graeae Theatre Company (London).  

A director, performer, dramaturg, researcher, educator and producer who works internationally, she is a Singapore International Foundation Arts for Good Fellow, associate of the David Glass Ensemble and a member of experimental performance collective Emergency Shelter. Visit www.accesspathproductions.com

 

 

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