Be Inspired @ A Good Space: Connecting Communities, Healing Through Art

Are you passionate about the arts or are you an arts practitioner seeking ways to create social value and impact in your work? How can we volunteer our skills in the arts to benefit and provide relief for vulnerable communities? What opportunities are there for involvement in therapeutic art projects without being a certified art therapist?

Join us for an evening with Hallie Morrison of Chiang Mai-based non-profit Art Relief International as she leads us through a hands-on activity to experience the benefits of art therapy and shares stories about working on art projects with vulnerable communities, how art plays an important role in empowering them and provides a means of expression for refugees and migrants, people with disabilities and at-risk single mothers and men.

Gain insights into how the arts can be a source of healing and relief for people of communities that have experienced traumatic events, and how you do not necessarily have to have a professional degree in art therapy to play your part in activating the creativity of people in their own self-healing. Take-away with you the knowledge of how you might leverage on the arts -whether visual, dance, or music - to inject creativity and play into your workspace to benefit the people in your own community.

Seats are limited, so please inform us if you have reserved a ticket but will no longer be able to attend so we can free up the space for someone else!

This public lecture is part of the "Be Inspired" programme at A Good Space - a community-curated public space at NVPC, co-hosted by Founding Curator Anthea Ong.

It aims to transform ordinary spaces into places of purpose by convening catalysts of change to invent, innovate, intersect and inspire communities through a variety of events, experiential simulations, activities, film screenings and more.


Hallie Morrison graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is currently the Director of Art Relief International (ARI), an artistic outreach non-profit organisation that works with a wide range of social groups and humanitarian organisations in Chiang Mai. It was founded on the basis of approaching volunteerism through a creative lens to utilise volunteers' skills and leverage upon art as a tool for healing and empowerment for vulnerable communities.


Skillseed is a local social enterprise that collaborates with non-profit organisations and social enterprises in Singapore and around the world to craft and co-curate experiential learning journeys for youth to make social impact. [www.skillseed.sg]

  • Title was changed to "Be Inspired @ A Good Space: Connecting Communities, Healing Through Art". Orig#303352 2017-12-21 06:22:21
Tue Jan 9, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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