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Join the ICAF Singapore Hub for the run-up to ICAF 2023 

As part of the ICAF Hub partnership, our friends and colleagues from Drama Box will be facilitating a series of online conversations that explore, and give depth and nuance to the community arts field in the contexts of Asia.   The upcoming panels, discussions and presentations will run monthly from January 2023 up until, and during,…

MeHelp Mental Health Literacy Project India Foundation

Good mental health is recognised as an integral part of a person’s wellbeing and development embedded in all aspects of life, their beliefs, faith, culture, environment, spirituality, work, housing, education, family and community respect. The work of MeHelp aims to spread public awareness on mental health literacy in urban and rural India. Their work focuses…

Koh Hui Ling, Co-Artistic Director of Drama Box

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…

Grace Lee-Khoo

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…

Janet Pillai

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…

3Pumpkins

3Pumpkins is a non-profit community arts company based in Boon Lay, Singapore. Its main focus is to study social structures that govern community relations, and to design interventions that form better social connections, especially for disfranchised communities. 3Pumpkins’ key projects include Say Louder Teahouse, an intergenerational video podcast series that aims to bridge socio-linguistic gaps,…

Sunitha Janamohanan

Sunitha Janamohanan has 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…

Positively Shameless

Positively Shameless grew out of a 12-week Drama Therapy Process that was a therapeutic intervention for adult survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). The project was born out of Maitri Gopalakrishna’s PhD study at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) where she saw an opportunity to push the boundaries of her work towards theatre…

Beijing Theatre

Zhao Zhiyong is associate professor at Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, China. His research focuses on theatre criticism, critical theory, and applied theatre. He is currently working on migrant workers’ community theatre in China. In addition, as a community theatre practitioner Zhiyong has worked with a number of migrant workers’ theatre groups in Beijing and…