Creative Captioning Training for Arts and Cultural Events
Are you passionate about making accessibility in the arts happen?
Would you like to experience and learn more about captioning possibilities for performance and cultural events?
As part of our commitment to accessibility, we are glad to offer comprehensive training in captioning for the arts, led by Access Path Productions. The full-day workshop will introduce participants to the basics of creating creative captioning for a theatre performance, with hands-on practice on an upcoming theatre production at SRT. The sessions will prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to utilise captioning in a professional context, and in supporting access to events for diverse audiences.
Captioning is about creating equal opportunities and access for the d/Deaf and hard of hearing community to experience arts and culture. Creative captioning that is artistically presented on stage and beyond can be an integral part of creative expression, and it is a much-needed recognition of the different ways in which an audience member could access information.
Be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to utilise captioning in a professional context
Learn how captioning can be creatively presented on stage to form an integral part of the audience’s experience
Play a part in making arts and cultural events accessible to diverse audiences, giving them the opportunity to experience such events
Participants will be required to bring a laptop, and work in groups. We have a capacity limit of 20 individuals for each training session, and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Session 1: 18th November 2021*
Session 2: 19th November 2021*
*You would only need to attend one session
Time: 10am – 6pm (lunch and refreshments will be provided)
Venue: SRT, The Loft Rehearsal Room – Havelock II, #04-03, 2 Havelock Rd, Singapore 059763
Registration fee: SGD20.00 (includes GST)
A certificate of participation will be presented to all participants who complete the full course
A UK-trained Applied Theatre Practitioner, Grace completed her Masters in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2016. An Honours graduate from the National University of Singapore’s Theatre Studies Program (2009), she also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (Singapore). In 2017, Grace was International Artist in Residence at Graeae Theatre Company (London); UK’s flagship disability led inclusive theatre company. In 2018, Grace founded Access Path Productions and currently serves as its Creative Development Director. She works internationally as a director, performer, educator, researcher and audio describer.
A MFA graduate of California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) with a specialization in production management, Natalie’s key interests are in creating an environment for artists to share their works and collaborate by bridging conversations and generating platforms that allow these artists to share their works around the world. She has always been drawn towards generating public interest in the arts and encouraging audiences to experience art exchanges in different spaces not limited to the proscenium theatre. Natalie is currently the Executive producer of Access Path Productions
Wheelsmith is an award winning Music Producer, Rapper and wheelchair rugby player for Team Singapore. He is particularly drawn to rapping as music allows him to be fearless and brazen. He performed with local celebrities for the President’s Star Charity in 2016 and made his debut as a sound engineer, composing soundscape and performing for the theatre production And Suddenly I Disappear: The Singapore/UK ‘d’ Monologues. An International Unlimited Commission, the work travelled to Singapore and different parts of the UK. Wheelsmith was completely immersed in the lengthy process between September 2017 to September 2018 and his artistry travelled to London, Leicester, Oxford and Cardiff, Wales. Having worked with world-famous director Phillip Zarrilli intensively, Wheelsmith has been described as a unique performer with his powerful stage presence and instinctive lyricism in his delivery of lines. Since then he has gone on to serve as Sound Designer for Not in my Lifetime by The Finger Players. He was also a performer and musician at the 2019 National Day Parade. In 2019, he released his debut single Vanilla on various high profile platforms such as Spotify and Apple. Wheelsmith collaborated with Access Path Productions for the Light to Night Festival 2020, starring in the National Gallery commission Self Portrait, a performative tour crafted as a visitors’ response to the photography of Cultural Medallion winner Chua Soo Bin. Under Access Path Productions’ education and outreach platform, Wheelsmith conducts inclusive sound design and music-making (rap, hip hop and beat-boxing) workshops with youths and adults of all abilities.
About Access Path Productions
Access Path Productions, the creative education wing of EnCre8 Pte Ltd, believes the public should have access to stories about everyday people with disabilities working and living in various situations, with wide-ranging responsibilities. We focus on the skills and abilities of the person with a disability. Rather than emphasizing how one overcomes disability, we strive to debunk the inherently negative social narrative of disability. Access Path Productions excavates narratives and talents of the marginalized while ethically maintaining high quality artistic representation. We aim to provide community- based care and support via the arts and enhance the quality of every Singaporean’s cultural life. This is achieved by breaking down social barriers, challenging processes of art making, shaping avant-garde yet truthfully human experiences for and with local audiences.
About Access Arts Hub
The Access Arts Hub is a consortium of individuals and organisations with a shared agenda to make arts more accessible and appealing for persons with disabilities. The Hub’s origin stems from initial training provided by Kirsty Hoyle of Include Arts organised by the Esplanade and SRT supported by the British Council in February 2018. The Hub wants to develop better Access to the Arts in Singapore by working with a diverse membership base, to make informed changes to support all communities to be nourished and entertained by the Arts.
This programme is brought to you by the David Marshall Endowment supported by Temasek Foundation.