Connections 2024 | Trajectories: Exploring The Skills Framework For Arts Educators

The Skills Framework for Arts Education launched in September 2023, outlining career tracks and information on necessary skills for various roles in arts education.

What does this mean for arts educators like ourselves?  

Join a diverse group of panellists from the arts education and career development sectors in a panel discussion on navigating the Skills Framework. How do arts educators like ourselves utilise the Skills Framework to map out our career paths? How can this be translated into tangible actions? What gaps are there, and how can we navigate them?

Each panellist represents a different cross-section of stakeholders and will provide a range of perspectives to help us better understand how we can maximise the newly published Skills Framework for arts educators.  

In attending Connections 2024, you will: 

  • Get a breakdown and insight on the Skills Framework for Arts Educators 
  • Get information on courses and training opportunities from Institutes of Higher Learning 
  • Better understand the funding and subsidy options available for certification courses 
  • Network with other arts educators 

Join our discussion at Connections 2024.

Panel Discussion Details:

Date: Saturday, 16th March 2024

Time: 9.30am to 11am

Venue: Lifelong Learning Institute, Event Hall 1-1 (11 Eunos Road 8 Singapore 408601)


Adrian ChiangPanelist
President of the National Instructors and Coaches Association (NICA), and Founder of Band Academy Singapore (BAS)

Ives TayPanelist
Training & Development Consultant

Raiya BasalamahPanelist
Drama Educator, and Playwright

Kamini RamachandranPanelist
Professional Storyteller, and Art Educator

Nora Neo-CrothersPanelist
Founder of inwardBOUND

Regina Chua, Moderator
Theatre Arts Educator, Practitioner and Vice-President of SDEA (2023-2025 term)

About Connections:

Connections is a non-partisan platform for connecting stakeholders in the education sector through open dialogues on current challenges, issues and developments with the aim to inspire change.

Through the various activities organised under Connections, SDEA has:

  • Used applied drama activities to explore the gaps in inclusivity in education
  • Actively promoted the use of drama as a pedagogy to complement existing teaching practices
  • Initiated and facilitated dialogues with/between various stakeholders such as NAC, MOE (CPDD, ECDA and AEB (formerly CCAB)), NIE (VPA), WDA, teaching artists, educators and various professional theatre companies
  • Conducted drama workshops in partnership with The Kennedy Center (US), CCAB and NAC