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Alecia Neo (Unseen Art Initiatives)

Singapore

Unseen Art Initiatives is a volunteer-led inclusive arts platform that aims to evoke and harness the creative potential of people through the arts. unseensg@gmail.com

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An Jini

South Korea

I am teaching and playing movies to my students.

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Bernice Lau

Singapore

I am a traditional studio artist who started crafting with wool since 2018. I have worked as an art educator in public and private schools for 5 years. I have also run needle felting workshops for children aged 6 years old and up in Nafa. I used to teach in a high needs school with teens with various physical handicap and autism/ADHD. I taught them simple drawing and paper cutting and for this project, I hope to incorporate needle felting and drawing to create dioramas.

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@bernsbarn

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I had two newspaper articles (before social media) that featured my installation and artist residency at the former P-10.

Cathy Lasam - Ballo

Philippines

Cathy Lasam is the founder of ARTguro Philippines. She is also currently the Principal at SoFA Design Institute SHS and serves as both a school leader, and visual arts teacher. An artist and teacher for over 20 years; she now focuses her work towards her advocacy in strengthening Philippine education through arts, culture and inclusivity. As a visual artist, and an education leader, she is committed to creating warm, understanding and open learning environments for all kinds of students. Her initiative ARTguro, aims to connect and uplift teaching artists in the Philippines with the ultimate goal of improving curriculum and practice through arts in education.

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Various print publications

Deb

USA, West Coast

Community Artist.

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Elise May

US

I am an independent TA who uses theater to increase communication skills. I work with special/disability, immigrant and general populations. I am on the Steering Committee of the Arts for All Abilities Consortium (NYC), started the Importance of Inclusion (Facebook learning group started and presented at ITAC4) and have an award winning inclusion program called Creative Readers.

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Many articles published in Teaching Artist Guild Quarterly, Teaching Artist Journal, School Library Journal and more, some of which can be found here: http://www.storytime-theater.com/in-the-news.html

Erny ros Manlangit

Philippines

I am an artist and educator who have been working with the academe, government and civil society in advocacy-building through the arts. I finished my Bachelor's at the College of Fine Arts and Master's Degree in Special Education, University of the Philippines. I am currently taking my PhD in Art Education at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia as a Fulbright scholar. I am also affiliated with various disability support networks/civic organisations such as the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association, Expressive Arts Network Philippines, Art Ventures and Advocacy Network, and the Rotary Club of Quezon City. I have been exploring the blending of arts-and-special education, and commiting to help build inclusive arts, a growing philosophy and field of study seeking universal access to the arts. I have participated in fellowships and grants, being a recipient of the British Council's Mobility Grant Program in the UK and the Singapore International Foundation's Arts and Disability International Conference/Arts for Good Fellowship Programme.

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Faye Lim

Singapore

I am a dance artist and a co-director of Derring-Do Dance + Rolypoly Family. Besides making dance works, I teach dance and body safety classes and workshops to non-disabled and disabled children and youths from the age of 3 years. My approach is responsive and inclusive, and I'm still learning. I also organise, lead and facilitate dance improvisation and contact improvisation jams for different populations and communities.

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Gianti Giadi

Singapore and Jakarta

Im a 35 years old indonesian dance educator. Opened up my performing arts hub in 2009 called Gigi art of dance, focusing in the youth development as well as spreading dance to the community and make dance accessible. Graduated with BA (Hons) in dance and part of lasalle teaching faculty for 3 years. I went to american dance festival and dance under keith thompson, abby yager, ming lung yang, during schooltime, I wasunder the tutelage of jaime redfern, caren carino, ravenna tucker, tammy wong, kwik swee boon, albert tiong. Been created programs for youth in indonesia to give platform for young choreographers, aspiring teachers, as well as helping the musical theatre growth in indonesia by creating musical productions yearly. Gigi Dance Company is my medium where i share my Traditional Indonesian dance as my personal signature style as well as doing commercial works.i opened up Gigi foundation in 2014, a non-profit organization for under privileged students to receive scholarship to pursue their dance career, dancers with disability as well as to spread positivity through dance.

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www.gigiartofdance.id

IG: @gigiartofdance  

IG: @giantigiadi

IG: @gigi.dancecompany

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Harriet Body

Australia

I work in a studio-based practice with media that broadly cross painting, textiles and ceramics. My creative process is slow and meditative. Through the repetition of mark-making or form-shaping, my work is all about watching something grow, and then end. I work with natural materials to imbue my artworks with birth (egg yolk), life (plant dye), death (charcoal), and memory (pulverized rocks), allowing for audiences to recognise their life as a part of every life. My practice also engages with communities. I was co-Director of ARTBEAT, an accessible free-form movement class for people of all ages and abilities. I also collaborate with and provide workshops for different community groups with access requirements including children and seniors, people with dementia, living with mental health distress, and with disability. A notable collaborative project was ‘Thom and Angelmouse,’ a four-year collaboration with Thom Roberts, an artist with Autism. Thom and Angelmouse was supported by Studio A. By centering her work around care, slowness, and community, Harriet’s practice is a quiet and determined protest that is in direct opposition to capitalist and patriarchal structures of speed, greed and individualism.

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www.Harrietbody.com

Instagram: @harrietbody

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Hye Jeong Yoon

South Korea

I'm a teaching artist based on music, music therapy and theatre and mainly working with children, adolescent and early 20's. One of my main interests is exploring art with children, adolescent and youth at special needs school, specially low-functioning autistic disorder who absolutely I think they all have their unique tings as an artist in everyday life. And also, I was one of the presenters at ITAC5 that my subject was ""The unlearning explorer : teaching, learning and exploring the body

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(Publication Arrangement in 2021)

1. From a second sound To composition

2. I, You and Our Music Exploration Story

Jeffrey Tan

Singapore

Jeffrey is an experienced Theatre Director, Drama Educator and Creative Producer. He has worked as a Teaching Artist with different communities from children, youths, adults, seniors to Persons With Disabilities (PWDs). Jeffrey believes in inclusivity to empower participants to write and share their memories. He created OPEN HOMES, where Host storytellers share their lived experiences from their homes, at the Singapore International Festival of Arts (2015 & 2017), Laboite and Backbone Theatre (2019) and No Strings Attached at OzAsia Festival (2021). Jeffrey has given drama and theatre workshops in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Greece and the United Kingdom.

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Kavitha Krishnan

Singapore

I am co-founder, artistic director & resident choreographer of Maya Dance Theatre a dancetheatre company and co-founder, arts Education Programme design and facilitation for Apsara Asia Pte Ltd. As part of the company we created a unit - Diverse Abilities Dance Collective, DADC to create a creative space for persons with diverse abilities to co-exist and inspire each other through creations and sharing. I am also by education a trained occupational therapist with experience in mental health sector. Over my course of work, I have focussed my work in special needs and elder care services as well. Currently with The company, I am working on 2 projects - Digital presentation by DADC team SEEDs that also facilitates a panel discussion focusing on Ethical considerations in collaborations with persons with disability on 12 June And Pancha Installment 4 with Maya that will focus on the space of the seniors.

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www.mayadancetheatre.org/social media

FB - Kavitha Krishnan / Maya Dance Theatre & Apsara Asia

Insta - Kavi04

https://www.facebook.com/MDTsg/videos/2434849526841301/

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Lim Lee Lee

Singapore

I am a disabled artist who actively started to advocate for Disability since 2017. Collaborating with Disabled artists from UK and Singapore as a researcher, co-interviewer, transcriber, translator and performer in “And Suddenly I Disappear” to producing a short film recently, I want to share on accessible arts where everyone can participate.

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Liu Yonglun

Singapore

Yonglun is an artist, arts administrator and educator. As an arts administrator, he has been involved in several projects to bring the arts into schools and more recently, was part of the team that developed the inaugural Visual Arts (VA) Learning Standards for Singapore Special Education Schools - a framework to guide schools in customising their own VA curriculum. He also helped to produce sensory-friendly/relaxed performances for individuals on the autism spectrum. Since 2017, Yonglun has been collaborating with other artists to form arts-based interest groups to allow adults and children with disabilities to engage in the arts. These groups range from Playback Theatre to string ensembles. Although his efforts may not always be successful, Yonglun believes strongly that people with disabilities should be given equal opportunities to experience, explore and engage in the arts. Yonglun is also the founder of Harmony Community Choir an inclusive choir mainly made up of neuro-diverse young adults, which is still going strong today.

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Marina Lommerse

Australia (Fremantle, Western Australia)

"I am a visual artist — a painter, mural artist and installation artist. My arts practice includes project development and facilitation, mentoring and curating. I have worked for the past thirty years in the creative fields of visual art, interior architecture, research and teaching. More recently I have combined my passion for painting with my love of nature. I have exhibited and created murals and installations in Australia, Italy and Myanmar (Burma). I was born in England and have lived in Tanzania, Canada, the UK and Australia. Formerly Associate Professor, and Founding Head, Department of Interior Architecture at Curtin University, I was a Finalist, Australian Awards for University Teaching. "

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Artists of PerthEditor: Gabi Mills, M&P Publishing, Perth, 2017 (book available through Amazon)

Books I have written/edited:M² Models and Methodologies for Community Engagement

Editors: R. Tiwari, M. Lommerse & D. Smith, Springer, Singapore,

2014Perspectives on Social Sustainability and Interior Architecture

Editors: D. Smith, M. Lommerse & Priya Metcalfe, Springer, Singapore, 2014

Oanh Duong

United Kingdom

I'm from Vietnam. I have 2 years working in an NGO in education field, in which I was an English teacher at public primary school and did numerous community projects along the way. I initiated a community art based project ""Art For Education"" with a museum in Vietnam (2019-2020) for 30 secondary students with support from different stakeholders: school leaders, parents, local teachers, museum staff, donors. Currently, I'm an MA student doing Master's Inclusive Arts Practice at the University of Brighton, UK where I have opportunities to work with artists with learning disabilities. I'm also holding weekly creative art sessions with an autistic learner in Vietnam via Zoom.

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Rachel Lim

Singapore

Singaporean Soprano, vocal coach and educator Rachel Lim is well-versed in a variety of styles, expressing her versatility through performing Classical, Pop, Jazz and Musical Theatre. She has performed as a soloist in significant venues in Singapore, across Europe and the United States, as well as conducted vocal workshops across the country. She is a recipient of the National Arts Council Scholarship (Postgraduate) and graduated with a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. She is currently pursuing a second Masters in Music Education (Autism Concentration). She is also an instructor at Berklee Institute of Arts Education and Special Needs, United World College SEA (East Campus) and an Adjunct Faculty lecturer in the Voice Department at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS.

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vocaacademy.co

rachellimmusic.com

@rachellimmusic

@vocaacademy (IG)

@vocaacademy (FB)

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Reginal Allyn

Singapore

I’m a freelance applied theatre practitioner working with anyone from 18 months and above.

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Through little SKOOL house, SRT.

Sarah McEwan

Australia

I am an artist, musician, artist-curator and creative producer living on Wiradjuri country in Sandigo, Australia. I work at an artist led organisation called the Cad Factory. We often employ and work with learning disabled artists on a variety of projects.

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Singapore Repertory Theatre

Singapore

Founded in 1993, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is one of the leading English language theatre producers and presenters in Asia. SRT's mission is to enrich, engage and entertain audiences by staging theatrical productions and learning programmes of the highest calibre. SRT aims to provide an excellent experience and service for all patrons who may require additional support to access our venue and enjoy our events. SRT works with many partners to support Access and Inclusion including Temasek Foundation, Chua Foundation and Access Path Productions.

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Su Paing Tun

Singapore

I am a graduating acting student from BA (Hons) Acting at LASALLE. My dissertation is on Integrated Theatre for the D/deaf in Singapore Theatre. I intend to contribute to disability arts discourse in Singapore and SEA at large, starting with the D/deaf and branching into other disabilities. I am learning Singapore Sign Language and interested to teach Drama to D/deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. Since I am only starting out, I am open to volunteer and learn from practitioners in the disability arts.

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I was a part of Panelist for my school research seminar (TransMission). My dissertation one of the four dissertations to be selected to represent School od Dance and Theatre.  However, it was a private even so I do have the recording of my word. If you're interested, I will be happy to send you a copy of my dissertation upon completion in May.

Yun bokyung

Korea

I work as a modern dancer as a performance planner and choreographer at a contemporary dance company. It operates 'Culture_MARU' and 'Art'stay Dance Theatre', a social corporation that teaches disability dance.

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Zoe Chua

Singapore

I am a teaching artist with 13 years of experience working with children in preschools, senior citizens and art projects with organizations or art events co-creating with different communities. I have worked with People Association, SAFRA, My First Skool, PCF Sparkletots, Kwong Wai Shiu, Thye Hua Kwan, Gardens By The Ba, Autism Resource Centre and more.

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www.hansart.sg

FB/IG @ Hans Art Gallere

FB/IG @ Art Pantry Singapore

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www.hansart.sg

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