Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Arts-ED Talk Series #2 Organizing Creative Projects for Young People In Community Settings (22 Sep) 4pm


Date      :  22th of September 2012 (Saturday)
Time      :  4pm
Venue   :  
Alpha Utara Gallery, 83 China Street
, 10200 George Town

Speaker 1: Chen Yoke Pin – “Creative Arts & Culture Programs with Urban & Rural Communities”

Speaker 2: Fatimah Hassan – “Creative English Learning Program with Rural Community”

If you are thinking of starting a community-based project involving young people in your neighbourhood or locality, you should not miss this talk & sharing. The 2 speakers will share their experiences on how to engage with community from planning to design to execution of a project. Focus areas will include how to work with local issues & resources and to strengthen community assets.

Entry is FREE
Please pre-register with arts_ed_penang@yahoo.com or call 04-2633471

This project is a series of talks and sharing sessions on topics pertaining to the arts & cultural education. The sessions are aimed at post-graduate students, teachers, artists, educators, cultural workers and interested public to encourage dialogue and discussion.

About the Speakers:

Chen Yoke Pin
Chen Yoke Pin has been working for ARTS-ED, a community-based arts and culture education program as senior program officer for 6 years. She has been actively involved in cultural heritage education mainly for local children and youth, as well as programs for stakeholders and community in urban George Town and rural Balik Pulau. Besides coordinating and facilitating education programs, Chen is also active in the production and publicity aspects of street performances and festivals.

Fatimah Hassan
Fatimah Hassan worked for 10 years with Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute (now known as Penang Institute) on various research and projects in fields such as Information Technology, Social, Economic, Environmental and Education. Currently, she is attached to Penang Education Council managing and coordinating various education programmes, including community-based creative learning programmes.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Come join the Arts-ED Team!

Project Coordinator in Creative Arts Education
Arts-ED is a Penang-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing creative arts, culture and heritage education to young people aged 10-18 years, since 1999. We run creative and innovative out-of-school camps, projects and events throughout the year in collaboration with volunteer/free-lance arts-educators, artists and facilitators.
We are seeking for a dynamic and energetic individual:
Who believes in creative education for young people
Who enjoy working with young people and local community
Who enjoys processes than only result
Position: Project Coordinator
Terms: 12-month contract, renewable annually
-        Managing projects end to end especially focused on the coordinating function
      Fully responsible for administration on the project timeline and progress, man power planning, 
       hosting meeting or discussion.
       Coordinate and work well with project related supplier, local community (such as school etc), sponsor, 
       consultant or subject expert and media

Ensure project expenses meets the budget requirement
Preparing administrative report and timely report based on needs 
 -     Fresh graduates/ Entry level applicants are encouraged to apply
-      Candidate must possess at least a Degree
-      Expected work commencement : Immediate starters preferable
-      Good working knowledge of computer
-      People-oriented with good interpersonal skills 
-      Experience working with children, young people or community will be an advantage
-      Good command of English, Bahasa Malaysia and other local dialects
-      Willing to work flexi hours and long hours, or weekends
Kindly submit a WRITTEN APPLICATION and RESUME before September 25. 
While we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed candidates.
Contact us at arts_ed_penang@yahoo.com or call 04-2633471 
You may know more about us by visiting www.arts-ed-penang.org and facebook ARTS-ED or 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Arts & Cultural Education Talk Series #1 A Methodology of Engaging Young People in the Arts

A Methodology of 
Engaging Young People in the Arts

Date   :  8 September 2012 (Sat)
Time  :  2.30pm
Venue : 19, Cannon Street, George Town (ARTS-ED House)


Can these four areas be connected? The answer is YES

If you are interested in creative teaching and learning, 
don't missed this!

A show and tell of 'Arts-ED style' creative workshops by two of our committee members--Ho Sheau Fung and Kuah Li Feng. These workshops aim to help young people to map, document and interpret their local culture.
Join us for this session where the speakers will share their experiences of conducting creative arts workshops for young people and discuss some useful approaches and strategies employed to engage the young participants.
2 case studies will be shared:  “U Think U Can Masak?”  a traditional food cooking workshop and "Wayang Bayang-Bayang" oral history through shadow puppetry.

ADMISSION:  Free. All are welcomed
REGISTRATION:  Please pre-register with arts_ed_penang@yahoo.com or call 
ORGANISED BY:  ARTS-ED ( Community-based Arts & Culture Education Program)

Case Study 1: “U Think U Can Masak?”  A Traditional Food Cooking Workshop

This workshop promotes inter-generational culinary skill & knowledge transmission. The talk will bring you through the 4-month’s experience involving different stages and strategies employed to continuously engage the young participants.  The talk will also provide a review of this workshop and some suggestions for similar workshop in the future.

by Kuah Li Feng
A freelance graphic designer. She has worked with Arts-ED as visual program officer between 2008-2011. Her contributions are mainly in the area of research, referencing and visualizing data via the use of graphics. Her works in Arts-ED include development of visual materials for heritage education, as well as programing heritage-themed creative workshops for young people.

Case Study 2: "Wayang Bayang-Bayang" Oral History through Shadow Puppetry
A sharing of the journey of a group of young people working with artists from different disciplines to transform the story of a sea spirit that entered the body of a young boy who then began to create havoc at home... 

    by Ho Sheau Fung
Penang-based versatile actress, producer, programme director, drama director and videographer. Passionate in researching, documenting and promotion of cultural and traditional arts forms.