story Abdul Hamid
The Arts Programming department, operating within the Office of Educational Resources & Technology (ERT), held the third edition of ArtsMEET on Thursday, Feb. 12. ArtsMEET is envisioned as a platform for arts enthusiasts at Yale-NUS College to meet and exchange information on arts-related activities on campus. However, turnout was visibly lower than before—only eight students, compared to thirty at the first meeting in October 2014.
Professor Mark Joyce, Director of Art, shared updates on the arts spaces that will be available in the new campus. He highlighted that the dance ateliers, fabrication spaces, and art studios would be flexible in accommodating all arts activities regardless of medium. He also said that he would be formally announcing an open call for student artwork for the official opening of the new campus in October 2015.
A few upcoming events were also announced at ArtsMEET. Gurjeet Singh, Senior Manager of Arts Programming, announced that his department will organize a technical workshop on live mixing and recording in March. Reuben Su ’17, president of the newly formed Fashion Society, announced that his student organization will be holding a launch party on March 6 to formally begin their activities for the semester. Jevon Chandra ’17, announced plans for an upcoming arts festival event, which will consist of workshops and student performances. Jamie Lynn Buitelaar ’18 mentioned that the newly-formed Songwriters’ Society was planning a showcase of students’ songs at the end of the semester.
After these announcements, Mr. Singh and Mr. Joyce answered questions to clarify the ERT’s role in relation to arts-related student organizations.