Open Calls and Opportunities: May 2022 (Singapore/SEA)

ArtsEquator Lobang is a list of available open calls, job postings and other opportunities open to people from Singapore and Southeast Asia. “Lobang”, a Malay word for “hole”, is used in Singlish as a shorthand for an opportunity, valuable contact or a tip. Scroll down or click for easier access. Info & Resources | Open Calls | Jobs   Info & Resources Note: Info on reliefs, grants and packages by the Singapore government can be found here.  [Singapore] Venue Hire …


Three Strangers (Trailer): A Myanmar LGBTQ Documentary About A Queer Family From Rakhine

On the western coastline of Myanmar, a queer couple and their adopted son build a family and navigate the complexities of belonging.

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Disability Arts — Expanding Ecosystems, Protecting Foundations

Disability arts researcher Yeongmin Mun reflects on ecosystems, access and platforms in response to the online panel discussion, Ground Up: …

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Disability Arts – Notice us for our art, not our disability

Isaac Lim outlines conversations in online disability arts panel discussion, Nothing About Us Without Us: Artists on crafting their voices. …

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5 Advertisements That Are So Southeast Asian

Some advertisements are works of art. These contain well-told stories, interesting characters, and meaningful insights, while making a marketing message …

5 Singapore Female Poets Whose Works You Should Read

5 Singapore Female Poets Whose Works You Should Read

In Singapore, female writers are being increasingly recognised as a dominant force in the local literature scene. These women don’t …


ArtsEquator Ltd is an arts media company that values and promotes Southeast Asian regional arts practice. Southeast Asia has a complex and vibrant arts scene, heavily influenced by the various cultures found in this region. Yet, there are few spaces exclusively dedicated to in-depth criticism and analysis that are regionally oriented. And that is what we are looking to change!

Southeast Asia is a cultural melting pot, with the various nations in the region each contributing a plurality of unique perspectives. Each country has a rich and diverse culture that influences how its people view the arts, which in turn impacts how the art is created, and we believe this is a ripe subject to explore through our incisive articles written by writers residing in Southeast Asia.

Another essential aspect that is part of the arts ecosystem is arts criticism. Art is meant to evoke a response, and we believe a work exists within a context and that the audience adds to the experience of the work. Informed critique and discussions about a work is part of the larger context in which the work of artists sit. Through these writings and discussions, the creator, the critic and the audience contribute to the sharing, understanding, and discourse around the art and the larger environment of expression.

This is why we believe a robust arts media is an essential part of a healthy arts ecosystem. As such, we are committed to developing thought-provoking articles pertaining to the field of arts writing and arts criticism, thereby identifying Southeast Asian creative practices as part of, rather than adjunct to, global contemporary arts. ArtsEquator serves arts makers, arts audiences, and arts critics. ArtsEquator is a not-for-profit company based in Singapore.

Thought-provoking articles we recommend checking out

As you look to broaden your horizon on the field of arts writing and arts criticism in Singapore and beyond, you can consider checking out some of our past articles that are worth a read over here.

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