Application Information

You may choose to submit your EOI as an individual or as a collective. You are encouraged to articulate the topic(s) and process(es) that you hope to explore in PLAYlab. These submissions are an opportunity to critically engage with the topic. Please refer to the PLAYlab Open Call Selection Criteria for information on the evaluation criteria.

 

There are two online briefing sessions for artists or arts collectives who need support or clarification.
Session 1: 31 Aug 2021, 5pm – 6pm
Session 2: 7 Sep 2021, 5pm – 6pm

Please include the following in your EOI

  1. Personal Information – Name, age, contact number
  2. Short biography of yourself / your collective
  3. Description of Proposed Idea: to include mood boards, articles, research and approaches
  4. Collaborator(s)
  5. Detailed Budget

 


Support that you will receive:

  • Up to a maximum of SGD 2,500 for artist honorarium

  • Up to a maximum of SGD 1,000 for pre-production costs

  • Up to 30 hours of rehearsal venue support subject to schedule and venue availability

  • Showcase platform at Esplanade

  • Critical feedback from audience and fellow practitioners and educators in the form of feedback, surveys and a Q&A session


Submission deadline: 31 Oct 2021

Late submissions will not be entertained.

Please email family@esplanade.com, Attn: The PLAYlab Team, The Esplanade Co Ltd


31 Oct 2021, 11.59pm

Deadline for submissions

All EOIs will be assessed based on the Selection Criteria

30 Nov 2021

Notification of selected proposals

Groups will be notified via email

Dec 2021 – Feb 2022

This process will be dependent on the EOI. Teams will meet with the PLAYlab team to refine their workplans if needed. Teams are expected to incorporate testing, devising, research and experimentation.

11 – 13 Mar 2022

Showcase during March On, Esplanade’s annual children’s festival

The showcase will consist of separate sessions:

  • Parents/caregivers and their children
  • Adult practitioners and peers

Feedback will be collated for sharing with the teams.

11 Apr 2022

Presentation by groups on process insights

Groups are expected to present their process and insights for the benefit of other practitioners and for sharing of better practices.

Suitability for Young Audiences

The proposal centres on topics and issues that are suitable and important for the age range proposed. Factors such as developmental milestones, themes, content and language are thoroughly considered and addressed.

(3 points)

Some thought has gone into making the proposal centre on topics and issues that are suitable and important for the age range proposed. Some factors such as developmental milestones, themes, content and language are considered and addressed.

(2 points)

Little thought has gone into making the proposal centre on topics and issues that are suitable and important for the age range proposed. There is little to no evidence of consideration of factors such as developmental milestones, themes, content and language.

(1 points)

No thought has gone into making the proposal centre on topics and issues that are suitable and important for the age range proposed. There is no evidence of consideration of factors such as developmental milestones, themes, content and language.

(0 points)

Artistic Quality, Creativity and Originality

The proposal shows clear and well-articulated artistic quality. The idea is creative and original.

(3 points)

The proposal shows some artistic merit or value. Some inference must be made to ascertain creativity and originality of the work.

(2 points)

Much inference must be made to ascertain the artistic merit of value of the project. The creativity and originality of the project is poorly articulated.

(1 points)

The artistic merit or value of the project is not evident or difficult to discern. There is no creativity or originality.

(0 points)

Innovation

The proposal has clearly and excellently articulated research into current TYA performance practices in Singapore and/or abroad. The proposed work-in-progress showing has strong potential to challenge an audience’s current perspective on what TYA is/can be.

(3 points)

The proposal has made some effort to research current TYA performance practices in Singapore and/or abroad. The proposed work-in-progress showing has some potential to challenge an audience’s current perspective on what TYA is/can be.

(2 points)

Little reference is made to current TYA performance practices in Singapore and/or abroad. The proposed work-in-progress showing falls mainly along the lines of current TYA practices in Singapore.

(1 points)

No reference is made to current TYA performance practices in Singapore and/or abroad or references are difficult to determine. The proposed work-in-progress showing fails to innovate on current TYA practices in Singapore.

(0 points)

Capability Development

There is clear and well-articulated evidence that primary artists will benefit from this project through a carefully designed process to create exposure and professional development, either through the deepening of current skills or taking on new challenges.

(3 points)

There is some evidence that primary artists will benefit from this project through a designed process to create exposure and professional development, either through deepening of current skills or taking on new challenges.

(2 points)

There is little to no evidence that primary artists will benefit from this project through a designed process to create exposure and professional development, either through deepening of current skills or taking on new challenges.

(1 points)

There is no evidence that the process is designed to create exposure and professional development, either through deepening of current skills or taking on new challenges.

(0 points)

Accessibility

The proposal clearly articulates how activities have been developed to create an inclusive environment for everyone, particularly those with special needs. There is a strong push to reach out to underserved audiences and promote accessibility.

(3 points)

The proposal shows some intent in how the activities have been developed to create an inclusive environment for everyone, particularly those with special needs. There is some implied evidence of a push to reach out to underserved audiences and promote accessibility.

(2 points)

Few plans are put in place to create an inclusive environment for everyone, particularly those with special needs. Little consideration is made to reach out to underserved audiences.

(1 points)

It is difficult to determine any consideration for creating an inclusive environment in the proposal. It is difficult to determine if any effort is made to reach out to underserved audiences and promote accessibility in the proposal.

(0 points)

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