Mekong Cultural Hub

Foo Wei Meng (Meng)

George Town
weimengfoo@gmail.com
Community engaged arts, Heritage, Photography
Arts Manager/ Administrator, Educator / Facilitator
Capacity building for arts sector, Environment
Meeting Point 2022
Community Engaged Arts network
Foo Wei Meng was formerly trained in graphic design and visual arts with an MFA degree in photography. Since her return to Malaysia in 2007, her quest for a better understanding of the larger meaning and purpose of arts in society through education and community work has led her to play different roles from being an educator in a local design college, to being a facilitator, programmer, coordinator, curator and/or manager in a variety of community-based projects in Malaysia, such as “Preliminary Research & Basic Documentation of Potehi Puppets in Penang”, “Maju Jaya Children Playground Design Workshop”, “Pudu Community Art Project”, and “Contemporary Art in School”.

While working in Arts-ED (a non-profit organization based in Penang, Malaysia) as the program manager from 2016-2020, she managed to further develop her skills in programming and facilitating community-based arts and culture educational programs using creative approaches for young people, and designing and delivering capacity building program for formal and non-formal educators locally and internationally.

All these experiences have widened her views and deepened her understanding of what art-making and culture-making can do in transforming positive change in the way humans perceive and engage with the world. Although she still creates personal photography works as an introspective exercise, currently, as a freelancer, she spends most of her energy and time exploring more effective and innovative approaches in managing, designing, facilitating, and evaluating community-based arts and culture initiatives.
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Kuala Lumpur

Foo Wei Meng

George Town

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Kuala Lumpur

Jay

Ipoh

Ren Xin

Petaling Jaya

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