­This year, as the world emerges from the pandemic with varying degrees of caution, industry leaders, trendspotters, governments, and experts worldwide are engaging in a plethora of discussions about what “Th­e New Normal” will entail. Foreseeing further, significant change to our ways of working and living, this seventh issue of Cultural Connections explore the theme of LEARNING, UNLEARNING AND RE-TOOLING FOR THE FUTURE through the twin tracks of Creative Economy, and Building Cohesive and Liveable Societies. Find out what arts and cultural leaders around the world think about the fundamental shifts faced by local, regional and global arts and cultural communities, and discover new perspectives on adaptive change and lessons for the future.

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10 Chapters
The Future of Culture and the Arts in Singapore: A 30 Year Perspective
Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11 mins read, 167KB
Thinking through Cultural Policy in Our Time
Professor Kwok Kian-Woon, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of the Arts Singapore
55 mins read, 102KB
A Case for Building Singapore’s Cultural Capacity and Capabilities
Mr Keith Tan
12 mins read, 142KB
What is Our Compass? Some Guiding Principles for Cultural Organisations during Volatile Times
Mr Low Sze Wee, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
37 mins read, 81KB
Dream and Critique: The Universal Appeal of South Korea’s Contemporary Culture
Professor Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Head of the Department of European & International Studies and Professor of International Relations, King’s College London
35 mins read, 82KB
Culture for Sustainable Living: Think Piece for A New Normal
Dr Hilmar Farid, Director General for Culture, Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, The Republic of Indonesia
42 mins read, 295KB
Pause, Reset, Fast Forward? Thinking about the Arts in Singapore
Mr Paul Tan, Fellow, Former Deputy Chief Executive, National Arts Council
29 mins read, 274KB
In Case of Existential Threat, Redefine Your Existence: Checkpoint Theatre’s Lessons from the Pandemic
Mr Huzir Sulaiman, Co-founder and Joint Artistic Director, Checkpoint Theatre
55 mins read, 91KB
Five Skills for the Future of Arts and Culture
Mr Scott Smith, Managing Partner, Changeist
10 mins read, 165KB
The Role of Culture in the Post-Pandemic World
Ms Yeoh Chee Yan, Chairman, National Heritage Board, Singapore
37 mins read, 99KB

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