Statement(s) for The Arts: Connecting Policy and Practice

The Government often produces Statement(s) about the Arts. These are meant for the Arts; be it whether to address what is happening in the arts, to indicate future policy directions for the arts, or to signify certain state philosophies and ideologies of what the arts should be.

At the same time, artists, through their artworks, also create Statement(s) for the Arts. Through their Artworks, they present a perspective of the world, a proposition of what the Arts can be, a view of aesthetics and culture.

However, what happens after these Statement(s) have been produced? Are there any (dis)connections between statements? How do these Statement(s) engage with, and inform, arts policy, practice and consumption?

Statement(s) for the Arts is a project initiated by Arts NMP and arts practitioner Kok Heng Leun, to look at possible (dis)connections between policy and practice.

Phase 1 involves the collection of Statement(s) produced by the government:

Do you have a Statement, which has impacted your practice and/or ideologies about the arts? Do you recall a Statement, which you reckon has made a significant impact on arts policy and/or practice? What would be the most significant Statement, which the government has made about the arts, from 2015 – 2016?

Share and submit your chosen Statement(s) to

Please submit your Statement(s) by 14 Sep as we would like to exhibit them for further engagement and discussion.

Dates of Open Sessions: 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 Sep
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Substation Third Floor

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[Part of Survey: Space, Sharing, Haunting, curated by Post-Museum]