GOAL OF BORAK ARTS SERIES
The goal of the Borak Arts Series is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution. We bring together the world’s most productive creative visionaries to share the best practices.
In line with this year’s theme of Bringing Arts Closer To Home, we engage on how artists and creative workers can improve and strengthen communities to make a home we can all call our own.
We are focused to bring our international performing arts network to you. The conference provides you with endless opportunities to network with fellow attendees, get exposed to new ideas make global connections.
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Join the vision of building an improved ecosystem for the arts at Borak Arts Series 2016!
Our International SpeakersMajor speakers below, see all list on the speakers page
From start to finish, it was quite an eye-opening experience – we already feel more knowledgeable about ASEAN and the art industry of the region
Major Conference sectionsMore conference sections on the Schedule Page
Banglanatak dot com is an award-winning social enterprise working at grass roots across India since 2000. The organisation applies theatre in development-based approaches for social inclusion, education and skill empowerment of communities. They work with the following objectives (a) fostering pro-poor growth; (b) protecting rights of women, children and indigenous people and (c) promoting culture for employment, inclusion and growth.
Banglanatak dot com will share their journey, their strength in working with various partners, stakeholders and networks, to enjoy success stories in preventing child marriage and kidnapping in India.
• Sayantani Raychaudhuri| General Manager – Communications | Banglanatak dot com (India)
ASEAN’s goal is to form a community of cohesive, equitable and harmonious societies, bound together in solidarity for deeper understanding and cooperation.
Its key features are:
Equitable access to opportunities will be universal
Human potentials are nurtured to the fullest
Norms of social and distributive justice are upheld by addressing issues of poverty and equity, and special care is given to vulnerable groups
The environment and natural resources are protected and managed to sustain development and as a legacy for future generations;
Civil society is engaged in providing inputs for policy choices;
People are healthy in mind and body and living in harmony in safe environments; and
ASEAN citizens interact in a community conscious of its ties of history, aware of its cultural heritage and bound by a common regional identity.
What does this mean for us artists and cultural workers in ASEAN and what roles do we play/ are we playing to meet such a vision?
• Moderator | Kathy Rowland | Independent Researcher & Writer (Singapore)
• Eddin Khoo | Founder and Director | Pusaka (Malaysia)
• Dr. Pawit Mahasarinand | Dance & Theatre Critic for The Nation newspaper and Lecturer from Department of Dramatic Arts, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
• Adrian Pereira | Executive Director | North South Initiative (Malaysia)
As private and public agencies seek innovative ways to employ the arts to improve and strengthen communities, they have become increasingly interested in assessing the impact of their investments.
What are some of the ways that assessment is being conducted and impact being measured? How do we understand impact in the context of community engaged practice.
• Moderator | Sunitha Janamohanan | Faculty of Creative Industries, Arts Management | LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore)
• Ehon Chan | Executive Director | Social Entrepreneurship | Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (Malaysia)
• Dara Huot | Director | Phare Performing Social Enterprise (Cambodia)
• Soh Lai Yee | Head Cultural Exchange | Programmes Division | Singapore International Foundation (Singapore)
How do artists and creative workers collaborate with marginalized communities (the disabled, the poor, at-‐risk youths, minorities, etc) to make their village, city a home they can all call their own.
How can such communities discover strength, voice and a sense of belonging through the creative process?
• Moderator | Janet Pillai | Founder | Arts Ed Penang (Malaysia)
• Joanna Sherman | Artistic Director | Bond Street Theatre (USA)
• AKM Mohsin & Monishankar Prasad | Editor-in-Chief & Consultant | Banglar Kantha & Dibashram (Singapore)
• Jerald Joseph | Director | Pusat KOMAS (Malaysia)
Pitchpad ASEAN provides a forum for creators and arts professionals to share and discover new performing arts projects. Ten submissions are selected to pitch their new works to a stellar line-up of international festival directors and venue presenters in the presence of more than 170 performing arts professionals.
Hosted by MyPAA Founders Izan Satrina and Brian Johnson Lowe, each round table session lasts 20 minutes and offers a great opportunity to find out all the nitty gritty about applying for these funds or collaborating with these partners.
You’ll get practical advice on those tricky things like applying for development grants, upgrading skills as well as have an opportunity to chat with other arts leaders from around the world.
Booking for a table is essential.