Our work is focused on communities in Singapore and the region.
Community Cultural Dimensions is a continuation of Community Cultural Development (Singapore), set up as a not for profit in 2012.
CCD aims to:
Support professional development for artists who work with communities.
Support volunteer welfare organisations in the conducting and evaluating arts programmes for the communities they serve, such as seniors, youth, those with special needs and the incarcerated.
It does so by:
Encouraging applied research methods as a means of critical evaluation and improvement of arts programmes conducted by artists.
Promoting a person-centered approach in the planning, conduct and evaluation of arts programmes with communities.
CCD also endeavours to host mini-forum platforms to present best practices in Applied Research for Arts with Communities and approaches using the Person-centered framework, to further develop the professional capacity of artists-facilitators and arts educators in Singapore.
CCD / CCD (Singapore) has collaborated with organizations, such as UNESCO-NIE CARE, the Singapore General Hospital, Changi General Hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, NTUC SilverAce Senior Activity Centre (Taman Jurong) the Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home, Dementia Singapore, Catholic Junior College and the Singapore Teacher’s Academy for the aRts to develop research, discourse and programmes to enhance arts practices with communities.
The People at CCD
Lee Pheng Guan
PG Lee (Lee Pheng Guan) is a visual artist with an MFA from LASALLE College of the Arts and a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Practicing primarily in the media of video, sculpture, and installation; Lee frequently incorporates performances in his work as he examines the ephemeral nature of human existence coupled with personal and collective memories. He has exhibited locally and internationally and had his first solo show, Weight/less, in 2015 at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in Singapore. Since 2018, Lee has devoted much time engaging the community through art by conducting regular workshops and outreach programmes in children’s home and senior activity centres.
Melia Sin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a major in Sociology and a minor in Southeast Asian Studies.
Prior to that, she was a theatre student in School of the Arts, Singapore, where she developed a love for movement-based performance and expression. Since then, she has redirected her passion for the art form into stage management and has involved herself in various productions where she worked with artists like Ang Gey Pin, Yarra Ileto and Goh Shouyi. She was a digital marketer at A Good Space Co-operative, where she created content to inspire and encourage active citizenry in Singapore. She hopes to use her passion for the arts, ethnographic principles and community building to bring positive change through cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Dr. Felicia Low, a graduate of Goldsmith’s College, is a visual artist, art educator and author.
A Lee Kong Chian scholar of the National University of Singapore, Felicia obtained a PhD in Cultural Studies in Asia in 2015. She has also developed research and written a pedagogical guide on Person-centered Arts Practices with Communities, with support from the National Arts Council (Singapore). She continues to work with various institutions and organisations to conceptualise and coordinate arts programmes and research.
Felicia was the recipient of the Outstanding Youth In Education Award 2005 and was selected for the President’s Young Talent Show 2009 organized by the Singapore Art Museum. She received the Teaching Merit Award from the Singapore University of Social Sciences in 2019. Her publications include Autogenous Culture as Political Form: An Investigation into Participatory Art Practices in Singapore (2017), The Art of Anti-Exclusion (2018) and Person-centered Arts Practices with Communities: A Pedagogical Guide (2019). She is a part-time lecturer at NTU (BA in Public Policy and Global Affairs).