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Joeve Lio Shi Shi

Joeve Lio Shi Shi

BA(Hons) Arts Management
2017 — 2020

Joeve Lio strongly believes in the potential of both people and art. Her satisfaction lies in the process of art-making and making meaningful art happen with people and for people. Joeve is also a freelance drama educator – she can be found working with children and youths. She also manages her own Playback Theatre collective with a team of Playbackers.


Research interests: placemaking, socially engaged arts, community development, applied drama, drama education, psychology

Past projects: Company Manager of 3 Cups Kopi Playback Theatre (2018 - Present), Drama Box's Both Sides, Now (2019), 3 Pumpkins Initiative's The Rubbish Prince (2018 - 2019), ARTWALK Little India (2019), Let's Go PLay OutSide (2016 - 2018)

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Thesis abstract

Relationship between socially engaged artist and community: influences on participation

Placing focus between the artist and community, this study aims to understand the relationship of artist and community and how their interaction influences their participation in socially engaged artworks. Socially engaged arts is participatory and collaborative, the role of both artist and community and their interactions will have a stake in the process of work. As such, this relationship between both will, therefore, have a substantial impact on the project. Ultimately, the research hopes to develop insights and robust systems of support for socially engaged works. By informing relevant stakeholders of the possible gap, it can then open up more possibilities to create more needs-centric socially engaged works.

Work experience

Both Sides, Now by Drama Box and Arts Wok Collaborative
Front-of-house Manager
Assistant to Company Manager

2018 – 2019
The Rubbish Prince – Outdoor Puppet Theatre Production by 3 Pumpkins Initiative
Assistant to Creative Producer
Production Assistant
Front-of-house Manager
Costume & Set

ARTWALK Little India in collaboration with LASALLE and Singapore Tourism Board
Front-of-house/ Volunteer Manager
Stage Manager
Event Operations Executive