Held on 18–19 February 2023


Various websites and sources you can access to learn about Malay Dance and its history, as well as toolkits and support for your work if you’re considering using Malay Dance to work with communities. This list includes the resources mentioned in some of the GERAK Symposium sessions.

Get to know Malay Dance

10 Things You Should Know about Malay Dance
A summarised and short animated video and article on aspects of Malay culture and heritage made by ArtsEquator in partnership of Wisma Geylang Serai

One-stop site that provides historic and contemporary data on Malay Dance practices in the region

Interview with Mdm Surianty Liu Chun Wai
A figure in Singapore’s Malay Dance History. Listen to her interview with Dr. Noramin Farid that was recorded as part of the Esplanade Off-Stage programme

Take a Malay Dance Class

Malay Dance Open Class
A Malay Dance Open Class by Artiste Seni Budaya

Support to Work with Communities


WeCare Arts Funds @CDC
A grant scheme in partnership between the Community Development Council (CDC) and the National Arts Council (NAC) created to support Social Service Agencies (SSAs) and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) by engaging their beneficiaries through the arts.


AIC Wellness Programmes Toolkits
Various Toolkits created by the Agency for Integrated Care to assist people who’d like to engage seniors with activities to enhance their wellbeing and quality of life.

Grow Your Arts Node
A toolkit created by the National Arts Council for nurturing arts engagement in community spaces.

Assessing the Impact of Bringing Arts into the Neighbourhoods
An evaluation framework published by the National Arts Council and developed to support the assessment of short and long-term impacts of art projects on neighbourhoods, public life, and communities.