Open Call and Application Information

Details about the open call of and application for the inaugural Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency.

The Open Call for the inaugural cycle of the Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay started on 1 Apr 2021 and closed on 14 Jun 2021, Mon, 11.59pm (GMT+8).

1 Apr 2021

Open Call begins

14 Jun 2021

Deadline for application submission

Jun – Jul 2021

Review of applications by Selection Panel

Jul 2021

Announcement of outcome

Apr – Jun 2022

Residency period in Singapore

Illustration depicting design elements representing the residency programme for artists.

Eligibility: The residency is open to artists who practice in contemporary performing arts, at any stage of their career. The residency can accept applications from companies, ensembles, collectives, work groups or duos but can only provide funding, work space, air fare and accommodation (if from overseas) for one (1) person.

  • A stipend of S$2,000 per month (minimum one month, maximum three months)

  • An allowance of up to S$1,000 for research materials or support (subject to approval)

  • Shared-working space for all residents

  • Studio spaces when required

  • Accommodation and international airfare to and from Singapore, if from abroad

  • Resources for organising a public programme (to be further discussed with the residency team)

  • Access to the Selection Panel for consultation to help strengthen the research

  • Access to other residents for peer feedback and support, if sought

  • Programming support in the form of research connections, networking, etc.

     

  1. Completed Application Form

    All applicants will have to submit their application via the online application form. A completed application includes fully filling in mandatory fields in the form, including an online file sharing platform link for items b to e below.

  2. Research Proposal

    The applicant should articulate:

  • Describe the content and aims of the research, and how it relates to your artistic practice.

  • The purpose and meaning of being able to develop the research in the context of a residency in Singapore and/or Southeast Asia.

  • How the research relates to the thematic focus of the residency.

  • Any preliminary ideas* and thoughts towards what kind of public programme you may wish to have. This can take the form of talks, workshops or presentations, etc which will be open to the public.

 

*Please note that that these preliminary ideas are not central in the evaluation of the proposal. Residents will be accepted based on the strength of their proposed research subject.

 

In addition to text, you may use any medium you find useful to best describe your research proposal, be it various forms of text such as essays, scripts or narratives, audio such as recordings, sound art or music, and videos such as recordings, performance documentation, etc. We would prefer a maximum of 1,500 words for texts and 12 minutes for audio and video.

 

The research proposal must be saved in PDF with first and last name of the applicant as follows:

1. Proposal_FirstNameLastName.pdf

 

Curriculum Vitae and Biography

The Curriculum Vitae must be saved in PDF format with first and last name of the applicant as follows:

2.CV_FirstNameLastName.pdf

 

Portfolio of selected works

(web/video links, images, etc. Must not exceed 12 pages or 10MB)The portfolio must be saved in PDF format with first and last name of the applicant as follows:

3.Portfolio_FirstNameLastName.pdf

 

Optional

Any other supporting documents which give us a better understanding of your work or research such as reviews, interviews, or references, etc., if any or relevant.

Supporting documents must not exceed 6 pages and must be saved in PDF format with first and last name of the applicant as follows:

4.Supportingdocs_FirstNameLastName.pdf


The working language of the residency panel is English,therefore all information in the application form, research proposal, curriculum vitae and biography, portfolio and supporting documents must be in English, and translations are required for non-English text.

 

Submission Procedure

All required documents must be submitted through the online application form by 14 Jun 2021, Mon, 11.59pm (GMT+8). Please upload all attachments to your Google Drive and share the link via the field indicated in the online form. Incomplete applications will not be considered and application materials cannot be modified after submission.

 

Update: Deadline extended to 14 Jun 2021, Mon, 11.59pm (GMT+8)

 

Your details will be stored securely for the purposes of this application and will be used only for the purpose of evaluation for the residency.

Illustration depicting design elements representing the residency programme for researchers.

Eligibility: The residency is open to curators, programmers, writers, researchers or practitioners whose work is focused on contemporary performing arts.

  • An allowance of S$60 per day (minimum two weeks, maximum one month)

  • Shared-working space for all residents

  • Accommodation and international airfare to and from Singapore, if from abroad

  • Access to the Selection Panel for consultation to help strengthen the research

  • Access to other residents for peer feedback and support, if sought

  • Resources for organising a public programme (to be further discussed with the residency team)

  • Programming support in the form of research connections, networking, etc.



Completed Application Form

All applicants will have to submit their application via the online application form. A completed application includes fully filling in mandatory fields in the form, including an online file sharing platform link for items b to d below.

 

Research Proposal

The applicant should articulate the following:

  • Describe the content and aims of the research, and how it relates to your practice or work.

  • The purpose and meaning of being able to develop the research in the context of a residency in Singapore and/or Southeast Asia.

  • How it relates to the thematic focus of the residency.

  • Any preliminary ideas* and thoughts towards what kind of public programme you may wish to have. This can take the form of talks, workshops or presentations, etc. which will be open to the public.

 

*Please note that these preliminary ideas are not central in the evaluation of the proposal. Residents will be accepted based on the strength of their proposed research subject.

 

In addition to text, you may use any medium you find useful to best describe your research proposal, be it various forms of text such as essays, scripts or narratives, audio such as recordings, sound art or music, and videos such as recordings, performance documentation, etc. We would prefer a maximum of 1,500 words for texts and 12 minutes for audio and video.

 

The research proposal must be saved in PDF with first and last name of the applicant as follows:

1.Proposal_FirstNameLastName.pdf

Curriculum Vitae and Biography

The Curriculum Vitae must be saved in PDF format with first and last name of the applicant as follows:

2.CV_FirstNameLastName.pdf


Portfolio of selected works

(web/video links, images, etc. Must not exceed 12 pages or 10MB)The portfolio must be saved in PDF format with first and last name of the applicant as follows:

3.Portfolio_FirstNameLastName.pdf

 

Optional

Any other supporting documents which give us a better understanding of your work or research such as reviews, interviews, or references, etc., if any or relevant.

Supporting documents must not exceed 6 pages and must be saved in PDF format with first and last name of the applicant as follows:

4.Supportingdocs_FirstNameLastName.pdf

 

The working language of the residency panel is English,therefore all information in the application form, research proposal, curriculum vitae and biography, portfolio and supporting documents must be in English, and translations are required for non-English text.

 

Submission Procedure

All required documents must be submitted through the online application form by 14 Jun 2021, Mon, 11.59pm (GMT+8). Please upload all attachments to your Google Drive and share the link via the field indicated in the online form. Incomplete applications will not be considered and application materials cannot be modified after submission.

 

Update: Deadline extended to 14 Jun 2021, Mon, 11.59pm (GMT+8)

 

Your details will be stored securely for the purposes of this application and will be used only for the purpose of evaluation for the residency.

Residents of 2022

Get to know the residents of 2022 and their research: 7 independent practitioners, 2 duos and 1 collective, selected from over 300 applications across disciplines and in diverse contexts.

Get in touch

For more information or help, or to get in touch with any of the residents or members on the selection panel, please drop us an email.

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