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WE ADVOCATE MEDIA AND DIGITAL LITERACY THROUGH DIGITAL ART 

DAFA (Digital Arts For All) is an inclusive ecosystem of people who use digital arts to instill a stronger consciousness for media and digital literacy through empowering workshops, volunteering opportunities, and showcasing of works to the public.

 

We believe that creativity is the connecting key to educate, empower and strengthen inclusiveness in society today. To us, digital art is a powerful medium of communication for individuals to express themselves and connect with others.

Kick-started by Make The Change Pte Ltd (MTC) in late 2017, DAFA is an initiative supported by the Media Literacy Council (MLC) to build a digital arts community that serves the purpose of educating the public on media and digital literacy.

Built on the foundational values to Be safe, Be smart and Be kind, we encourage everyone to embrace their own creativity and participate in various programmes designed to welcome different facets of society.

Within 6 months, we have reached out to nearly 500 people, 8 VWOs, and successfully trained 300 of them in the span of 24 workshops. 

DIGITAL ARTS

Digital art is defined as art created or modified using a computer of other digital mediums. The rapid development and proliferation of computers and softwares have brought about the rise in artists venturing into the digital sphere in the past 50 years. 

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DIGITAL LITERACY

Traditionally, media literacy refers to the ability to critically understand the nature, techniques and impact of media messages. In today's world however, we not only consume media but are also communicators and purveyors of information, empowered by digital technologies. As such, media literacy skills today encompass not just critical thinking, but also communication and information management skills that reflect the realities of living in a digital world.

CREATIVE THINKING

IN DIGITAL ARTS FOR ALL (DAFA)

To become a responsible digital citizen, it is essential to have a critical mindset in order to analyse and evaluate online information. 

 

Having a critical mindset refers to the ability to think clearly and make a reasoned judgement. Critical thinkers can identify, analyse and draw logical conclusion from information given.

With critical thinking, you can better recognise fake news, distinguish reliable sources and share accurate information. It allows you to become more compassionate and empathetic when involved in an online world. 

 

Our DAFA classes would involve many case studies and activities to prompt our participants to actively ask questions and engage them in order to develop their critical mindset. 

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BE SAFE

  • Customise your privacy settings on social media platforms

  • Ask where, who, why, what, when, and how before giving personal information

  • Remember that photographs, videos and texts can be manipulated and taken out of context to distort or influence perceptions

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BE SMART

  • Cross-check and verify the source of your information with other references

  • Evaluate the credibility of your source (eg. author’s credentials and intention)

  • Understand who or what the website has been set up for, and take some time to read the website's Terms of Service before receiving or sharing content

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BE KIND

  • Always act with respect, graciousness and empathy

  • Think before you post- nothing wise comes out in a moment of anger

  • Keep your cool when dealing with negative comments

  • Report the website if you come across content that should not be there (eg. report abuse or inappropriate content) to help make the online community a better place

WHO WE SUPPORT

Communities from all walks of life are given a platform to express themselves through digital arts while becoming more aware on how to be a responsible digital citizen. Their works of digital art will then be showcased on the website’s gallery and e-commerce platform.  

WE WANT TO ACHIEVE

INCLUSIVENESS

WELCOME AND CELERBRATE

OPEN SPACE

RESPONSIBLE

Welcome and celebrate every participant into the inclusive ecosystem

Be an open space for ideas to flow and be expressed creatively

Cultivate a discerning eye to generate and share content responsibly

THE DNA

Exemplify the DAFA DNA of being safe, smart and kind as a way of life

APPRECIATE

Appreciate and give recognition to every created artwork by enabling artists to share and access their works on the online gallery

Image by Luke Chesser
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