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ARTS FOR GOOD, a novel collaboration between Nanyang Arts Festival (NAF) 2019 and Student Community Engagement, aims to marry the beauty of creative expression and doing good for the community. Organised by Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) very own Cultural Activities Club (CAC), Nanyang Arts Festival (NAF) is a special project dedicated to promoting artistic expression and fostering a culture of appreciation for different forms of fine arts.

In collaboration with several social entrepreneurs and student bodies, this year's NAF aims to bring you closer to communities in need through the arts. Pick up new skills – such as sign language, beatboxing, hip hop and many more – or discover talents you never thought you'd have at our hands-on workshops! All workshops held during NAF will be free but will also feature a 'Pay as You Wish' element, where participants can decide on the amount of money they would like to pay at the end of these workshops. All proceeds collected will go to our beneficiary – the Singapore Cancer Society.

Join us at ARTS FOR GOOD and realise your full creative potential; all while contributing to a worthy cause."


Date/Time: 12 March 2019 (Tuesday), 11.30 am - 5.00 pm
Venue: Canopy Stage & LT 1A

What is your ordinary, and how will you break out of it?

Join in to celebrate the initiation of Nanyang Arts Festival (NAF) highlight events.
At Art-verse, there will be a diverse line-up of artistic showcases 
which aims to entertain and keep you hungry for more.

Be inspired as you watch performers challenge their boundaries
of technical mastery and artistic expressions. Step out of your comfort zone and
sign up for NAF's workshops to explore the world of possibilities.

Look forward to tons of games, performances and yummy snacks!

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(a) NTU Campus Arts Trail (Guided Tour)

Launched in October 2018, the NTU Campus Art Trail consists of more than 40 artworks,
created by the NTU community and other artists.

Join NTU Museum and our volunteer guides to take a stroll around
NTU's North Spine, The Arc, Nanyang Auditorium and 
the Experimental Medicine Building to learn more about them.

All participants will also receive a 
limited edition Campus Art Trail map and bookmark with a QR code, 
to download the full e-book version of NTU Campus Art Trail.

Date/Time (1st Session*): 12 March 2019 (Tuesday), 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: NTU Main Campus
*This is an inclusive session.

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Date/Time (2nd Session): 20 March 2019 (Wednesday), 3.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Venue: NTU Main Campus

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(b) Shop For Good : Mary's Special Gifts

Mary is born with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects her mobility.
As such, she has to rely on crutches to walk.
However, this has not stopped her from 
pursuing financial independence and doing what she enjoys.
With the help of her mother,
Mary sells her handicraft and handmade cards, accessories and
other handmade items from local social enterprises.

Visit www.facebook.com/marysspecialgifts to find out more.

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(c) Shop For Good : Arts From The Heart

Established since 2004, Arts From The Heart (AFTH) 
is the charity arm of NTU Cultural Activities Club (CAC).

Highlights include:

Plinko: A classic game that embodies the joy and pain of loss and gain.
With a strong local flavour, timeless Singapore landmarks on the Plinko
board evoke nostalgia in players, by revisiting the past and
inspire a deeper appreciation of how Singapore has come so far.

Henna: Get inked (temporarily!) by henna artists who take this
ancient art to the next level by incorporating modern designs and intricate motifs.

There will be also be AFTH Carnival (1-2 June 2019) tickets up for grabs.
Don't miss out!

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(d) Shop For Good : NTU Hall 4 Touch of the Hearts

Planning to shop for a meaningful gift?
Why not do it at the NTU Hall 4 Touch of the Hearts booth!
There will be handicraft items made by the children from Rainbow Centre Singapore -
items include hand-painted tote bags, drawstring pouches,
handmade bookmarks and multipurpose clips.

Touch of the Hearts (TOTs) is a 
student-initiated charity organisation from NTU Hall 4.
Since their establishment, they have been actively involved in organising
community service and fundraising projects to promote social responsibility
within the hall, NTU and general public.
They are currently partnering with Rainbow Centre Singapore,
a non-profit organisation for children with special needs.

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Date/Time: 21 March 2019 (Thursday), 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Venue: Canopy Stage & The Marketplace @ North Spine

Unwind after a long day of school with an exciting line-up of 
performances and showcases by our own NTU students!

Immersion Night will feature an art exhibition by ADM students, a film screening,
a special workshop conducted by Deaf social entrepreneurs,
and live performances by jam bands from various halls.

Food and drinks will be provided, so come and chill with us!

(a) Letter Sign Drawing Workshop

Participants will learn how to sign their names/initials
in sign language and design their very own fingerspelling alphabet card.
Join Deaf ArtsCraftsy to show your support for the community
and learn more about communication through sign language.

This workshop will be conducted by Deaf Craft Entrepreneur, Mimi Ng, 
who founded Deaf ArtsCraftsy, a social enterprise that aims to
be an advocate for deaf artists and provides sustainable income
for its network of craftsmen. 

Date/Time: 21 March 2019 (Thursday), 5.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Venue: Canopy Stage

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(b) Film Screening : 15 Shorts

15 local filmmakers. 15 films. One purpose - to do good.

A collaboration between 
the films tell a lesser-told side of Singaporeans from the 1970s to the 1990s.

With each director dedicating his or her film to a charity in Singapore,
watch these stories as they unveil how we as humans, 
have always been giving.

Visit www.15shorts.com to find out more.

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Date/Time: 11 - 22 March 2019, various times
Venue: Various locations

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(a) Salsa

Join us for a fun-filled session to learn more about Salsa dance
You'll be taught some basic and social moves 
that will help get you through any social dance night! 
No prior experience is needed! 
Come dressed in comfortable clothing for dancing 
(e.g. covered shoes, shirts and pants). 
We can't wait to share our love for Salsa with you! 

Date/Time: 11 March 2019 (Monday), 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: Nanyang House​​

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(b) K-Pop Dance

The heart of Hallyu is the ever-growing popularity of K-Pop and 
to experience the charm of K-Pop through dance. 
You can look forward to dance to the latest K-Pop hits 
together with all K-Pop enthusiasts!

Date/Time: 12 March 2019 (Tuesday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: Nanyang House​​

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(c) MJ Hip Hop

Have you ever wanted to try dancing to Hip Hop genres? 
NTU MJ Hip Hop Dance Club is hosting a Hip Hop 101 workshop 
for anyone keen to learn Hip Hop! 
Conducted by our Dance Captain, Ling Kai, 
he will be going through the basics of Hip Hop and 
sharing a short choreography with everyone.

Date/Time: 13 March 2019 (Wednesday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: Nanyang House​​

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(d) Lindy Hop

NTU CAC Lindy Hop is back to conduct a workshop and 
we're looking for anyone and everyone interested to experience the joy of Lindy Hop! 
Here, you'll learn the techniques of grooving to jazz music and 
a four-move combo inspired by Frankie Manning – one of Lindy Hop's founders. 
You can also look forward to shaking up on the social dance floor 
using the same moves with different dance partners. 
Most importantly, you can look forward to having an awesome time Lindy Hopping 
to a specially curated music playlist for this workshop!

Date/Time: 15 March 2019 (Friday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: Nanyang House​​

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(a) Ukulele

In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals such as 
how to hold the ukulele, how to strum, 
how to read the chord charts and how to play common chords. 
You can look forward to be able to perform 
at least one song by the end of it! 

Date/Time: 12 March 2019 (Tuesday), 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
Venue: NIE Campus​​

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(b) Beatboxing

NTU Harmonix is bringing back the popular 
Beatboxing 101 workshop this year! 
We hope to bring Beatboxing exposure to anyone 
interested to pick up this new skills! 
It will be conducted by members who are passionate 
to share their love for music to others.

Date/Time: 14 March 2019 (Thursday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: Nanyang House​​

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(c) A Cappella

We will be introducing the process of creating melodious music
through the effective use of our vocal capabilities 
and how do we go about doing so. 
This is a wonderful platform for you to be exposed to A Cappella music

Date/Time: 19 March 2019 (Tuesday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: Nanyang House​​

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(a) Build-your-own Terrarium

Terrariums encapsulate the simple beauty of nature 
and can add vibrancy to any room.
They are easily crafted and require little maintenance.
Join us in this terrarium workshop where you will construct and
customise your own egg-shaped capsule terrarium. 

All materials are provided. Bring along your own plastic container
(eg. a bubble tea plastic cup) to get a mystery plant set 
(complete with seeds and soil)!

Date/Time: 11 March 2019 (Monday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: The Hive

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(b) Floral Arrangement

Come and learn how to make your own 
lovely everlasting bouquet of specially curated flowers 
(which will become dried blooms and can last up to a year)!
Learn the craft of flower arrangement and flower-conditioning,
and take home your own bouquet after the workshop.

Date/Time: 11 March 2019 (Monday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: The Arc

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(c) Ceremics

Learn the basics of making a cup with hand-building pottery
by rolling slabs of clay on a textured surface 
to create patterns on their artwork.
Artwork will be fired and glazed by professionals 
within 2-3 weeks after the workshop.

Date/Time: 11 March 2019 (Monday), 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Venue: NIE Campus (NIE3-B2-03)

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(d) Silkscreen Printing

Always wanted to design your own tote bags or t-shirts?
Here is your chance.
Come and learn all about silkscreen printing - the art, 
technique and issues associated with it.
Thereafter, get creative and design your masterpiece!

Date/Time: 13 March 2019 (Wednesday), 10.30 am - 12.30 pm (TBC)
Venue: NIE Campus

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(e) Loom Knitting

Knitting is slowly coming back in trend with
videos of blanket-knitting popping up on social media.
We're here to keep you up to date by equipping you 
with the basics of loom-knitting.
Join us and learn how to knit your own scarf!

Date/Time: 14 March 2019 (Thursday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: The Hive

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(f) Calligraphy

Calligraphy is the art of beautiful handwriting, 
and a great way to develop patience and release stress!
Come and join us in learning the basic tools and 
techniques of modern brush calligraphy.
No prior experience is required, and all materials will be provided.

Date/Time: 15 March 2019 (Friday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: The Arc

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(g) Sign Language

Sign language, as an art in itself,
requires a lot of patience and practice to master. 
It also comes in several variations that differs across countries.
In this workshop, participants will be guided by instructors and peers from
NTU's Deaf Community to sign the alphabet,
as well as signs for food in American Sign Language (ASL).
Come and learn how to sign your name in ASL!

Date/Time: 15 March 2019 (Friday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: The Hive

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(h) Cupcake Frosting

Be a pastry chef for a day!
Come and learn how to frost beautiful and insta-worthy cupcakes
from Pauline Koh, owner of Blossom de Cake.
You will be taught piping techniques to create beautiful flowers,
colour-toning techniques, and methods of using different flower tips.

Date/Time: 18 March 2019 (Monday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: The Arc

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(i) Sculpting

Sculpting is a study of the skills and knowledge pertaining to 3D art.
In this workshop, you will be introduced to a demonstration and
hands-on simple casting with opaque resin, 
to make and design your own small paper weight.

Date/Time: 18 March 2019 (Monday), 9.30 am - 11.30 am
Venue: NIE Campus

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(j) Painting with Acrylics

"I dream of painting and then I paint my dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

Always wanted to learn about painting practices?
In this workshop, you will get to paint something from nature,
and through this exercise, discover interesting nuances
about perception and colour.

Date/Time: 18 March 2019 (Monday), 9.30 am - 11.30 am
Venue: NIE Campus

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(k) Watercolour

Create your own unique starry galaxy landscapes!
The workshop will focus on basic watercolour techniques, emphasising on skylines.
It will also highlight the intricacies of colour combination and
skill of harmonious blending to create your own artwork.

Date/Time: 18 March 2019 (Monday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: The Hive

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(l) Graphic Medicine

Graphic Medicine introduces the discipline of Medical Humanities
to a non-specialist audience through the medium of comics!
It is a bold and innovative way to convey the personal and
subjective experience of sickness.
Under the guidance of an expert in Medical Humanities
and two local graphic artists, come and learn how to design and 
write your own graphic and discuss various issues.

Date/Time: 20 March 2019 (Wednesday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: The Hive

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(m) Paper Marbling

Come experience the unique art of paper marbling, an ancient art
form which dates back to 15th century Turkey.
You will learn to create stunning contemporary patterns 
with paints and specially-prepared marbling solution.
Come and be mesmerised by the fascinating
patterns that emerge as you create your own unique piece of art.

Date/Time: 21 March 2019 (Thursday), 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Venue: The Arc

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(n) Batik

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth,
or cloth made using this technique.
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the art of Batik painting,
learn to use traditional tools such as 'tjanting' to create Batik
pieces with wax-resist dyeing technique, and bring home a 50cm x 43 cm
Batik artwork at the end of the workshop.

Date/Time: 22 March 2019 (Friday), 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Venue: NIE Campus

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Arts is emerging as a positive force for good
and we have designed nine playlists to show you how.

Without words, Arts has the power to connect humans,
improve lives and even change the world.
It communicates across barriers of language, class and culture.
It can also heal the mind, body and soul.

Click here to view the screening schedule.

Date/Time: January - April 2019, 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Venue: CoLab4Good Room @ The Hive (Level B5)

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Missed out on Arts For Good? Watch the highlights below.



Arts For Good is the latest in #THEFORGOODSESSIONS that seeks to inspire students to develop a sense of social awareness and passion for community initiatives. Students will discover through exhibitions, talks, workshops and the arts, how their various disciplines of study can positively impact the world. 

Previous sessions include Communicate For Good, Design For Good, Green For Good and Tech For Good.


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