Answers to some frequently asked questions about the Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency.

Eligibility and Application

The Artist-in-Residence programme is open to artists in any stage of their career, who practice in contemporary performing arts. This includes but is not limited to theatre, dance, music and multidisciplinary works. The residency is for those who live and work in Singapore or anywhere in the world.
The Researcher-in-Residence programme is open to curators, programmers, writers, researchers and practitioners researching contemporary performing arts including but not limited to theatre, dance, music and multidisciplinary works. The residency is for those who live and work in Singapore or anywhere in the world.

The residency can accept applications from such groups or organisations but can only provide funding, work space, air fare and accommodation (if from overseas) for one (1) person.

All applicants will be notified of their selection results by 30 Jul 2021.

Living in Singapore

The residency is unable to accommodate and support the stay of family members, relatives, partners, and residents will have to make their own arrangements for accompanying guests.

Health insurance will not be provided by Esplanade. All residents are highly encouraged to purchase their own travel insurance, preferably one with medical coverage. All residents are expected to be responsible for their own health and well-being

Other questions

Yes, all residents require a visa or pass to stay in Singapore. The application for such visas or passes will be done through Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
Do note that approval of visas and passes are contingent on the decision of the relevant Singapore government organisation.

Yes, as long as residents spend at least 80% of the residency term in Singapore making active use of the support made available.

We will not provide any additional funding for accommodation and travel expenses beyond residents’ stay in Singapore.
We can assist residents with letters of support should they wish to apply for grants from other funding organisations.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and, if necessary, assess and adapt the programme to best serve our Artists and Researchers-in-Residence in 2022. Esplanade reserves the right to change terms and schedule of the residency according to prevailing government guidelines, including, but not limited to travel restrictions and quarantine measures.

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