Expert workshops focusing on the evaluation criteria for art in social contexts with a focus on how to evaluate best practices.

Talk #7

Art development projects for people with intellectual disability in a rehabilitation organization.

Chair: YU Bellini Guy Tse

25 May 2019

3pm – 6pm

Boötes Limited, 8/F, Si Toi Commercial Building, 62-63 Connaught Road West, Sheung Wan Hong Kong


Using i-dArt as the case study, we will particularly look into its projects for people with intellectual disability. With inevitable challenges and moral concerns underlined in the projects, we are going to discuss the effectiveness and flexibility of evaluation.

In the workshop, we will go through the below

Part 1:

▷ to review the special structural context of i-dArt, which is different from any other local independent art organization.

▷ to analyse the unique characteristics of the project target group that brings the challenges and moral concern in terms of art practices

Part 2:

▷ to discuss what to be evaluated, who and whom are doing the evaluation and their criteria

▷ to think about what is/are the ultimate outcomes should be expected Abstract, discussion points

At last, we will share any insights have been projected

About i-dArt

i-dArt, with two community galleries, is an art team under a widely recognised NGO, particularly established for the art development for people with disabilities and art inclusion. It believes art is a barrier-free common language. To appreciate beautiful things and to do creation freely are inborn abilities and rights of human beings. The focus of art appreciation should be on the power that the creators give to their creations and also their abilities, instead of their intelligence or physical ability. Holding such beliefs, i-dArt connects people with different abilities and explores more possibilities and creative spaces in the community, therefore to encourage more people with different abilities to participate in art so as to promote social inclusion.

Yu Bellini Guy Tse

With social sciences and fine arts background, Bellini has been working for people with disabilities as an art practitioner and art administrator since 2008. She is the core member for the establishment and direction of TWGHs i-dArt. She has then curated and taken pilots in initiating different art projects for people with disabilities, such as the i-dArt Art Course (4 year), a structural and comprehensive visual art course for people with disabilities in 2013; the first Artist-in-Residence project in a rehabilitation center in HK in 2018 and recently an international art conference particularly for the art development for people with intellectual disabilities in 2019.