Research that evaluates for the purpose of programme improvement, better engagement with communities and social growth.
Applied Research for Arts with Communities is a nascent area in Singapore. Unlike pure academic research, which relies on data from pre and post surveys, Applied Research approaches aim to better present the significance of community arts programmes through:
Investigation of social and cultural factors surrounding the community.
Involvement and recognition of the artist-facilitator’s unique curriculum design in meeting the community’s needs.
Investigation of the facilitation approach used and the effect it has on the community.
Evaluating for areas of strengths and improvement in supporting community growth through the arts.
Significant data is collected through:
Lesson proposals and plans.
Observation of facilitation approaches.
Observation and journalling of community responses to the artistic process.
Artistic responses and products by the community.
Pre and post surveys which are directly co-related to the objectives of the arts programme.
Rigorous analysis of the data and evaluation against programme objectives, together with community needs present an eventual Applied Research Report.
Collectively, the significance of the arts practices with communities is presented through a multi-facetted lens that portrays complexity and sophistication of the arts’ role in society.
CCD has been, and is able to:
Conduct Applied Research studies for arts organisations.
Collaborate with artist-facilitators to design their own Applied Research projects.
Train artist-facilitators to complete their own Applied Research Reports.
6 Feb 2023 • Why engage with the arts in later life? Alvin Tan and members of the Theatre for Seniors programme, by The Necessary Stage; together with The Glowers Drama Group and Ageless Theatre presented alongside Dr. Felicia Low to present on a Decade of Theatre For Seniors. Read more
5 Oct 2019 • The Beginner’s Guide to Person-centered Arts Practices With Communities, for artists, teachers and community workers. This short training program introduces the concepts and framework of the four dimensions that enable person-centered arts practices to take place with communities. Read more
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