6 & 7 SEPTEMBER 2018




*Interpretation of Korean and Japanese language will only be available for sessions @ Function Hall on Day 1 of AES 2018

Time Programme
8:00AM Registration & Collection of headphones
8:50AM Participants to be seated
9:00AM Arrival of Guest-of-Honour
Mr Baey Yam Keng
Senior Parliamentary Secretary
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
9:05AM Introduction
9:10AM Opening address by Guest-of-Honour

Keynote 1: 8-Year Growth of Public-Private Partnership for the
Elderly Culture and Arts Education

Ms Jeon Hye Won, Head of Department,
Korea Association of Senior Welfare Centers (Korea)

The elderly in Korea are at the center of Korean modern history, experiencing colonization, division, rapid economic growth and aging.

For eight years, the Korea Arts & Culture Education Service (KACES) and the Korea Association of Senior Welfare Centers have worked to provide culture and arts education based on mutual trust so that the elderly can experience culture and arts in their everyday lives.

Jeon Hye Won will share on the influence of culture and art education on the lives of Korean elderly people, the operating system that makes it possible, and future development directions.

10:10AM Tea Break*

Keynote 2: The Digital Age: Art, Creativity & Technology for Seniors

Ms Claire Ford, Founder,
We engAGE (United Kingdom)

Claire Ford from We engAGE will present on how digital creativity can be used to engage older people living with dementia. She will share a variety of creative projects, and show how these informed the We engAGE model and its ways of working.


Plenary Panel Discussion: Engaging seniors through the arts and
new digital approaches

Ms Ng Wen Lei

Ms Claire Ford (United Kingdom)
Mr Kyung Heo (Korea)
Mr Moses Sia
Mr Lee Sze-Chin

The panel will discuss present and future possible ways to integrate digital approaches in the arts and community care settings, and propose how social and healthcare practitioners can find their own approaches to harnessing digital technology to enhance the quality of life for seniors.

12:30PM Lunch*

Performance: It's a Happy, Happy World!
Mr Jeffrey Tan, Mr Vincent Yong, and seniors from NTUC Health Active Ageing Hub

What is intergenerational communication? What is happiness? What makes us happy? Why is happiness important? How can we build a happy, happy world?

This extract is from a longer interactive, intergenerational Community Arts Project, part of Silver Arts 2018 that explores happiness through the eyes of both seniors and youths at Kampong Admiralty.

Led by experienced theatre director Jeffrey Tan and somatic artist Vincent Yong, the participants underwent a series of storytelling and creative movement explorations from June to September 2018.


Keynote 3: Art Delivery to Care Homes

Ms Emiko Namikawa, President,
NPO Art Resources Development Association (Japan)

By bringing art workshops to care homes, a creative exchange between artists and the elderly may be established – artists can help the elderly express their intrinsic identity, while the elderly may also inspire artists in their work. This can help all present at the workshop – including care staff and volunteers – build meaningful relationships, as they realise their equality as humans through the artmaking process.

  Breakout Session A @ Function Hall Breakout Session B @ Classroom B1.09

Learning from Happiness: Reflections on ‘It’s a Happy, Happy World' – an intergenerational storytelling and movement project held at NTUC Health Active Ageing Hub

Mr Jeffrey Tan and Mr Vincent Yong (Singapore)

Artists Jeffrey Tan and Vincent Yong will share their experience and discoveries from working on this four-month Community Arts Project, which explored happiness through the eyes of both seniors and youths.

"Arts for Seniors? But How?" – Programming the arts for the social sector

A/Prof Kenny Tan and Mr Winsy Takumi Togelang from St Luke’s Eldercare Ltd, Ms Angeline Lau from Thye Hua Kwan Moral Seniors Activity Centre and Mr Winsy Togelang, Centre Manager, St Luke’s Eldercare

Insights will be shared on selecting suitable arts progammes for seniors. Taking into consideration their profiles, needs and interests, pick up tips and ideas on collaborating with artists to tailor activities for beneficiaries to enjoy.


Expressing, sharing and
participating through digital
media for the elderly

Mr Kyung Heo, Director,
National Association of
Community Mediacenters
(NACM) (Korea)

This session will share on NACM’s Media Literacy Education Support Project and its impact, the role of the Community Mediacenter in media education for seniors, and future directions of the project.

SPARKS! - Sharing on AIC's
Visual Arts Residency in
Nursing Homes

Dr Michael Tan Koon Boon, Assistant Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University
Ms Joanne Lio, Visual Artist
Mr Stanley Koh, Photographer, TOPIXSTUDIO
Ms Joyce Anna, Medical Social Work Associate, St. Andrew’s Nursing Home (Buangkok)
Ms Vc.Praba, Physiotherapist, Villa Francis Home for the Aged

Three artists will share on their Residency experience in nursing homes as part of AIC’s pilot Visual Arts Residency. The session will also explore how arts, social, and healthcare practitioners test new content and co-develop engaging and innovative art activities with nursing home staff and seniors.

4:50PM Wrap-Up
5:00PM End of Seminar

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*Halal and vegetarian options will be served