PAssionArts, established by the People’s Association (PA) in 2012 and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, is a community arts movement to promote arts to the community and to use arts to bond people. It aims to make arts and culture accessible to the people by bringing it right to the heart of every constituency in Singapore. Through arts, we aim to bring people together, promote bonding and build a sense of belonging to the community and nation. Adopting the participatory art approach, we actively involve residents, art champions and artists to build a strong resident-centric and volunteer-driven community arts movement.
The key PAssionArts programmes include:
- Community Arts and Culture Clubs
- PAssionArts Festival
- PAssionArts Volunteer Corps
- PAssionArts Community Art Gallery</a>
- PAssionArts Hotspot
- PAssionArts Inspiration Series
For more information, check out our Facebook page.
Community Arts and Culture Clubs
The Community Arts & Culture Clubs (CACCs) comprise like-minded volunteers with a passion in promoting community arts. The CACC’s main objective is to leverage on arts and culture to reach out and engage residents of all ages, races and estates and bringing arts and culture accessible to the community. The many interesting programmes offered will contribute in making each constituency and neighbourhood a vibrant arts and culture scene with its own unique art identity.
PAssionArts Festival (PAF) is an annual community arts festival organised by the Community Arts & Culture Clubs (CACC). Since its inception in 2012 as a flagship programme, PAF has fostered a sense of togetherness and belonging to the community through the arts, providing people from all walks of life an access to quality art programmes and a platform for community collaboration and engagement. Engaging performances, arts activities and visual art exhibitions/installations are curated and organised to showcase the community’s creativity and local talents.
As part of the festival highlight, the National-Level Art Initiative provides opportunities for residents to co-create artistic representations of their neighbourhood to add vibrancy to their HeARTland. Partnering community artists, the CACCs and their residents come together to unleash their creativity, make new friends/fond memories and create art for their neighbourhood!
For more information and full event listings, visit us at PAssionArts Facebook page today!
PAssionArts Volunteer Corps
Want to make a difference through Arts and Culture? Join us as a volunteer today!
How can you volunteer?
- If you love to perform and interact with the public
- If you love to share the joy of performance with others
- If you love art and want to contribute behind the scenes at PAssionArts activities
Get in touch with your local Community Arts and Culture Club (CACC) at the Community Club closest to you or email us at PA_ACD@pa.gov.sg.
PAssionArts Community Art Gallery
The Community Art Gallery is a PAssionArts programme by the Community Arts & Culture Clubs (CACC). This programme invites residents and community artists to display and share their art works at community spaces so more residents could appreciate art at their doorstep. Community Art Galleries can be found right in our neighbourhoods - at HDB void decks, coffee shops and marketplaces - where it is accessible to everyone, everyday.
A PAssionArts programme where residents can showcase their talents right in the heart of their neighbourhood. This programme invite residents and community artistes to step out and showcase their talents in community spaces like hawker centres/food courts, town centres, parks and playgrounds with residents, for residents. It also provides a good opportunity for the community to appreciate and make friends through arts. It provides spaces in our neighbourhood filled with exciting showcases for everyone to enjoy with their families, friends and neighbours.
PAssionArts Inspiration Series
PAssionArts Inspiration Series serves as a platform for various community arts and culture interest groups to be showcased at National level events, such as Istana Open Houses. These programmes encourage everyone to take part as active participants celebrating arts and culture in a refreshing manner.