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Open Calls and Opportunities: April 2020 (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.

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[Updated: 6 May 2020]

Info & Resources

Note: Info on reliefs, grants and packages by the Singapore government can be found here

[Singapore] Arts and Culture Resilience Package (ACRP): Capability Development Scheme for the Arts (CDSA)

The National Arts Council (NAC) will provide a one-time Capability Development Scheme for the Arts (CDSA) for eligible arts organisations and individuals to encourage upskilling, and grow organisational capabilities.  Apply between 16 March 2020 to 30 June 2020, 5pm. Training must take place from now till 31 December 2020.

NAC lists courses here. For freelancers, Arts Resource Hub has a list of some training areas and suggested courses here.


[Singapore] Arts and Culture Resilience Package: Ask NAC Engagement Sessions

NAC is holding a series of two-hour-long engagement sessions, Ask NAC, via Zoom, to address queries or concerns you might have during this period regarding the grant schemes under NAC’s Arts and Culture Resilience Package (ACRP). RSVP for a slot.


[Singapore] Arts and Culture Resilience Package: Digital Presentation Grant for the Arts (DPG)

Under the Digitalisation Fund, NAC will support the arts and culture organisations’ and practitioners’ efforts to enhance the digitalisation of their work. The Digital Presentation Grant (DPG) is a time-limited scheme that aims to support efforts by artists and arts organisations to present their work in digital form or via digital mediums, during this COVID-19 period.

Applications will open from 14 April to 30 June 2020 (5pm), and projects should be completed by 30 September 2020. Successful applicants may receive up to $20,000 per project.


[Singapore] Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS)

The government has announced a relief scheme for self-employed persons, including arts freelancers. Applications and appeals are managed by NTUC, and will be made online on 20 April 2020.


[NEW] [Singapore] Sing Lit Station HALP Fund

The HALP Fund is a discretionary fund used by Sing Lit Station to support literary arts practitioners in the creation and presentation of their work in any form. It also aims to provide subsistence funds during tough times. The maximum quantum will be $500 per application. Applications will be held year-round until 31 March 2021 or until funds are fully disbursed, whichever comes first.


[NEW] [Singapore] SAMPP COVID-19 Relief Fund

Singapore Association of Motion Picture Professionals are offering grants for filmmakers and others in the film industry.


[NEW] [Singapore] SG Stories Content Fund

The Singapore Tourism Board is offering to fund content creators in Singapore and around the world for digital video projects that tell amazing stories of Singapore. Apply between 1 and 31 May.


[Malaysia] Create Now Funding Programme

Malaysian performing artists, visual artists and independent musicians are encouraged to apply to the Create Now Funding Programme by CENDANA that aims to support practice and operations of Malaysian artists, collectives and arts organization during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The programme supports up to a total of up to RM1,500 per application for individuals and RM3,500 per successful application/ submission of idea(s).

Dates for funding cycle 1: 14 – 27 April 2020

Dates for funding cycle 2: 28 April – 11 May 2020

Dates for funding cycle 3: 12 – 25 May 2020

Dates for funding cycle 4: 2 – 15 June 2020



[Singapore] Pasar Glamour Art Aid

Pasar Glamour is starting an emergency relief fund called Pasar Glamour Art Aid to provide urgent financial assistance (one-off $500 grants) to Singaporean and PR freelancers working in the performing arts industry. This emergency fund is targeted at helping performing arts freelancers who have lost their jobs and income overnight, and are now facing great difficulty making ends meet during this period.

Info (for donation and application)


[Singapore] Made in SG by Carousell

Carousell is working with Singapore Brand Office and the SG COVID-19 Creative/Cultural Professionals & Freelancers Support Group to offer listings of creative merchandise and classes by professionals from the Media, Arts, Design and Entertainment (MADE) industries.

Register your interest here.

[Singapore] Arts Solidarity Plan by Gateway Theatre 

Gateway Theatre is offering all non-profit arts groups, arts freelancers and independent arts practitioners free use of its studio spaces from Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, as well as 50% off their venue rental and associated costs for bookings of the Theatre and Black Box. Deadline: 30 April 2020


[Singapore] Free legal clinics for arts practitioners

Law Society Pro Bono Services are running free legal clinics for freelancers working in the creative, arts, and cultural industry. These sessions are a one-off 30min session, provided pro bono, to take place online.

[Singapore] COVID-19 Initiatives by Dance Nucleus

Dance Nucleus has several initiatives to help artists during this time, including workshops, micro-residencies and a reading group.



An online initiative to amplify the work of Singapore artists during this time, such as livestreams, online concerts, recordings and other initiatives.


[Malaysia] Participants needed for focus group on digitalisation efforts

Manamana Productions is conducting focus groups with arts makers and content creators to understand the digitalisation needs of the arts community in Malaysia. E-mail to participate.

[Singapore] Resources aggregated by Singapore Drama Educators Association


[Singapore] Opportunities for freelance performance artists by Covenant Chambers LLC

Law firm Covenant Chambers LLC has started an initiative to support local performing artists by commissioning them to read a monologue or poem to be video recorded and shared online.


[Singapore] SkillsFuture Top-Up

Adult Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive a one-off $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up. Eligible individuals can start using the additional credit from 1 October 2020. Singaporeans aged 40 to 60 will receive a special $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up. This will be over and above the $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up for Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above. Eligible individuals can start using the SkillsFuture Credit provided under this package from 1 October 2020, on about 200 career transition programmes offered by the Continuing Education and Training (CET) Centres.


[Singapore]  Self-Employed Persons Training Support Scheme

All Self-Employed Persons will be entitled to between $7.50-$11 an hour of training allowance for SkillsFuture series courses and selected sector-specific training programmes. This will be administered by NTUC.

More info, to be updated, can be found here.

[Singapore] Venue Hire Subsidy

There will be a 30% subsidy for venue rental and associated costs for arts and culture activities, including productions, workshops and masterclasses taking place from 7 March to 30 June 2020. Eligible venues include for-hire spaces with a capacity of less than 1,000 at national cultural institutions such as The Esplanade, venues managed by Arts House Limited, Stamford Arts Centre, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Singapore Conference Hall, National Gallery Singapore, and National Heritage Board museums.


[Singapore] Singapore Unbound Relief Fund (SURF)

Singapore Unbound has decided to postpone this year’s writing fellowships to Southeast Asia and to commit the funds instead to aid Singaporean writers badly affected by the shutdowns. Creative writers, whether they are Singapore citizens living anywhere in the world or Permanent Residents of Singapore, may apply for a USD200/SGD280 grant from the Singapore Unbound Relief Fund with no strings attached. This fund is specifically intended to help those in dire need of immediate help. Donations to this fund are also welcome.

Open for application now.


[NEW] [Singapore] Survey on Current Practices in Theatre

A working group of theatre practitioners are drafting a paper on good practices and/or a code of conduct in theatre, with the intent of advocating for better practices in the theatre industry in Singapore.

They are calling for freelancers to fill in this survey.

Join the Facebook Group here.

[Singapore] SG COVID-19 Creative/Cultural Professionals & Freelancers Support Group

A Facebook support group sharing tips, resources and information for creative and cultural workers.


[Singapore] ArtsComm

Online forum and Facebook Group for members of the arts community in Singapore.

Open Call: The Social Distancing Festival

The Social Distancing Festival is an online artist’s community made to celebrate and showcase the work of the many artists around the world who have been affected by the need for social distancing that has come about due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).


COVID-19 and Freelance Artists

An aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines worldwide.



Open Calls

[NEW] Permisi 6th Edition – Open for applications

The sixth edition of Permisi: Open Stage is happening on 29 May 2020. Permisi is a non-curated programme for anyone to share or collect feedback for any brewing idea or creation with our larger community. This open programme is designed for of all levels of training and experience.



[NEW] 7th SIPF Portfolio Open Call

The 7th SIPF is seeking for portfolio proposals to be showcased in various public art spaces in Singapore for our festival this year.
Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) is an international platform that aims to promote the arts and the appreciation of photography arts, as well as critical thought and academic discourse on photography in SEA. The theme of the upcoming 7th edition of SIPF is Departing and Arriving, which addresses the sense of identity, belonging and journey in artistic creation.

Deadline: 30 June 2020



[NEW] 7th SIPF Photobook Open Call

The SIPF Open Call for Photobooks hopes to foster greater creative exchange and bring fresh inspiration to the local scene, by assembling a collection of the most creative photobooks from all over the world in one exhibition.

There are two categories: Published Photobook and Photobook Maquette

Deadline: 30 June 2020



[NEW] Power Play Open Call

Power Play is an independent biennial festival in Singapore that explores the manifold dimensions of power through the playful possibilities of contemporary art. Power Play invites artists of any nationality to submit proposals for the inaugural edition of the festival in response to the theme of ‘Invisible Lines’. The selected works will be presented between 16-18 October 2020, at The Arts House, Singapore.

Deadline: 15 May 2020, 2359hrs (Sg time)



[NEW] PLAYlab+ Open Call

PLAYlab+ is a developmental platform for budding artists or collectives interested in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) for ages 2 to 6 years old. Through an open call, artists and collectives propose their ideas for new TYA works. PLAYlab+ provides opportunities for the research and development of these proposed new works, through critical feedback, an honorarium and a work-in-progress showcase. These proposals may also have the potential to be further developed thereafter for Esplanade’s various platforms.

Deadline: 22 May, 2359 hrs (Sg time)



[NEW] Septfest 2020: SAD Bar Open Call

The Substation is back with Septfest and they are are looking for proposals and performances (music, dance, theatre, performance art) that present alternative stories of the marginalised and respond to the theme of “In The Margins”. Selected applicants will be featured as part of Septfest 2020 and realise their performance at the SAD Bar of The Substation.

Submission period: 17 April–30 May 2359 hrs (Sg time)



[NEW] Call for artistic/academic/activist contributors for With For About 2020

The annual Heart of Glass conference this year takes place over 5 weeks for one hour each, as a “slow conference”. With For About 2020 creates a vital, slow and complex space between art, activism, care and social practice in response to COVID-19.

They are looking for existing practice/projects, live projects or folx that are thinking and making the future that respond to a mix of themes, from anywhere in the world.

Rolling deadline from now till 8 June 2020.



[NEW] Call for content

National Youth Council and Creative Nation Singapore are looking for content creators for a new content channel to develop opportunities and jobs during and post circuit breaker. Payment will be between SGD100-150 for content between 10 to 35 minutes long.



[NEW] Open call: Singapore Art Week 2021

In line with Singapore Art Week’s marketing tagline #ArtTakesOver, the National Arts Council (NAC) is seeking to support innovative and exciting visual arts programmes that will temporarily take over the island during Singapore Art Week 2021. Artists, collectives, institutions, organisations and other art intermediaries are welcome to participate in the Open Call. Proposals that involve collaborations with foreigners are eligible, as long as the lead applicant and at least half the artistic team/cast is Singaporean or PR.

The ninth edition in 2021 will be held from 22 to 30 January.

Deadline: 8 June 2020, 5pm (Sg time)




[NEW] Call for poems: Masks

Voice & Verse Poetry Magazine from Hong Kong is calling for English-language poems on the theme of “masks” for its upcoming issue.

Deadline: 15 May 2020



[NEW] Open call: Design Challenges by Design Business Chamber Singapore

DBSG has three different design challenges responding to COVID-19 that are open to design agencies and designers. Successful applicants will be supported from a cash pool of up to S$20,000 to develop the concept.

Deadline: 26 April 2020



[NEW] MADEinSG x National Youth Council 5-day Creative Challenge

Design a poster (for Instagram) or create a 60-second monologue in this creative challenge whose audience is youths aged 15-35. The objective behind this challenge is to rally the creative community to continue to create while spreading the key message of #StayHomeforSG.

Deadline: 25 April 2020, 10pm



[NEW] Art & Market ‘Fresh Take’ Writing Contest

Art & Market is holding a writing contest for aspiring arts writers in Southeast Asia under the age of 35. Cash prizes and more are available.

Deadline: 1 June 2020



[NEW] Wild Rice open call for aspiring and emerging directors

WILD RICE has a new residency for aspiring directors who want to learn from its founding artistic director, Ivan Heng. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant of up to $10,000 to translate their vision into reality – in the form of three performances. WILD RICE will also provide each applicant with the necessary technical and rehearsal support.

Deadline: 6 May 2020



[Penang] Kongsi Bumbung: Residency for arts and cultural practitioner

Ruang Kongsi in Penang is offering a 3-month residency in Ruang Kongsi with accommodation and utilities provided, once the Movement Control Order is lifted. Ruang Kongsi also houses an independent library and workspace for a few of our Kongsi members. Residents are welcomed to use the library and share the workspace. Up to four residents will share the space.



Call for applications: Jalan Besar Salon

A residency for artists and researchers on the theme of Radical Transparency, happening on 20 April-20 May.

Deadline for application: 15 April



Call for applications: Goethe-Institut’s International Coproduction Fund

This funding is intended for coproductions by artists in the fields of theatre, dance, music and performance art, in which hybrid and interdisciplinary formats and the use of digital media may be key components. The target group comprises professional artists and ensembles abroad and in Germany, which demonstrably lack sufficient resources to realize their coproduction project on their own.

With the International Coproduction Fund the Goethe-Institut would like to support the unrestricted international and intercultural exchange of artists and their ideas. The facilitation of such an exchange and the networking it spawns among the various players are equally as important as the productions resulting from the project.

The joint application, which must be submitted by the foreign partner (living and working abroad), must show clearly that good working contacts already exist between the partners and that both parties are interested in putting together a dialogue-oriented production. The Head Office of the Goethe-Institut recommends highly getting in touch with local Goethe-Instituts for questions about the development of applications.

Deadline: 15 April 2020, 2359 (CET – Time in Germany)



2020 ACC Asia Dance Community Choreographer Lab Open Call

The Asia Culture Center in Korea is looking for choreographers to create new work as part of its 2020 choreographer lab. They are specifically looking for Asian choreographers with experience in the field of traditional and contemporary dance. The residency will take place from July to September 2020.

Deadline: 16 April, 1800hrs (Korean Standard time)



Bagri Foundation: Call for submissions by Asian artists

The Bagri Foundation is pleased to invite submissions for a brand-new online commissioning series entitled At Home in the World. Proposals may be submitted by artists from an Asian country or Asian diaspora – 5 artists will be awarded an honorarium (£1000 GBP) for the preparation and delivery of the digital contribution, to be presented on online platforms hosted by the Bagri Foundation.

Deadline: 17 April 2020, 1700 GMT



Call for Papers: APRU University Museums Research Symposium

Jointly hosted by NUS Department of Architecture and NUS Baba House, this year’s APRU University Museums Research Symposium from 7-9 November 2020 invites personnel within the university domain to discuss, debate, and reflect on architectural heritage within universities. Interested presenters should submit their 300-word abstracts by 24 April 2020 to

Submission of papers by: 24 April 2020

Symposium: 7-9 November 2020



Arts for Good Fellowship 2020

The fourth edition of the Arts for Good (A4G) Fellowship will explore the theme of Creative Empowerment for Children and Youth, with a focus on mental health and well-being. Open to arts and culture practitioners, administrators, creative professionals or programmers whose work involves harnessing the power of the arts and culture for social impact.

Deadline: 26 April 2020, 2359hrs GMT +8.



European Culture of Solidarity Fund

The European Cultural Foundation invites you to apply for the European Culture of Solidarity Fund. The Fund supports imaginative cultural initiatives that, in the midst of the global pandemic crisis reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space. Funds are given out in quantums of €5,000 – 15,000 and €15,000 – 30,000. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, but their proposal must clearly contribute to a European Culture of Solidarity, the overall focus of the Fund.

Deadline: 27 April 2020



Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship

The National Library of Singapore invites applications for the Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship programme, a six-month residential fellowship to research valuable historical materials, dating from the 16th century, on Singapore and Southeast Asia in the collections of the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library and the National Archives of Singapore.

Deadline: 30 April 2020


Call for Submissions: National Youth Film Award 2020

The National Youth Film Awards (NYFA) is open for submissions under both Media Student and Open Youth categories. Participants aged between 15 to 35 years old are free to submit their Documentary, Animation, and Live Action films. This year’s winners will stand a chance to embark on a regional learning journey at events such as the Golden Harvest Awards and Short Film Festival, and SeaShorts Film Festival. Their films will be screened at these recognised events, and they will have the chance to network and learn from regional filmmakers at forums, workshops, and exhibitions.

Winners will also be invited to pitch their stories for an anthology of short films, where they will be given a $20,000 seed fund to produce a short film each.

Deadline: 30 April 2020



Open Call: 5th Paphos International Film Festival

The Paphos International Film Festival (PIFF) returns for the 5th year with an open call for short films and documentaries. PIFF is an annual festival held every year in Paphos in the mediterranean island of Cyprus. PIFF is committed to supporting authentically independent short films and it aims to research, promote and develop the art of independent film making.

This year, the festival will take place on 26-28 June 2020 at the Cultural Center Technopolis 20 in Paphos and will include open-air screenings of short films and documentaries aiming to promote a spirit of friendship and cooperation among filmmakers from Cyprus and all over the world.

Deadline: 11 May 2020



Objectifs Documentary Award 2020

The Objectifs Documentary Award champions original voices in visual storytelling in Singapore and the wider region. The Award enables photographers to work on new or existing projects, encouraging them to tell stories about their native communities. It welcomes different creative approaches to non-fiction storytelling, from conventional documentary photography to visual experiments. Projects may be presented in still images or use multimedia. Successful recipients will be given professional and financial support to work on their projects over a 6 month-long period. The final works will exhibited at Objectifs in March-April 2021.

Deadline: 11 May 2020, 11.59pm



The Evergreen Review: Grant for Promising Poet

The Evergreen Review is offering a US$500 grant for an unpublished poet writing in English anywhere in the world.

Deadline for application: 15 May 2020



Singapore Unbound: 3rd Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize

The Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize is awarded annually to an unpublished manuscript of original Anglophone poetry by an author of Asian heritage residing anywhere in the world. The winner receives book publication and USD1,000.00. Five finalists will be announced in July 2020, and the prizewinner in August 2020. The winning manuscript will be published in Spring 2021 by Gaudy Boy, an imprint of the NYC-based literary nonprofit Singapore Unbound.

Deadline: 15 May 2020



Singapore Writers Festival 2020 

SWF is open for pitches for projects happening in the next few months, on digital platforms, or at the festival in October.

Deadline for open call: 29 May 2020



Call for Entries: CPP’s ANI 41 [Philippines]

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Intertextual Division is now accepting literary contributions for the 41st edition of ANI, the official literary journal of CCP.

With the theme “Paglalakbay: Lakad, Layag, Lipad,” the latest volume will contain essays, poems, short fiction and other literary genres that focus on the tales of Filipinos on their travelling experiences and their insights on culture, arts, and the human condition. Submissions may be in Filipino, English, and local languages of the Philippines, accompanied with a translation in either Filipino or English.

Deadline: 30 May 2020



Call for Comics for a COVID-19 Anthology

Graphic Mundi (Penn State University Press) is calling for short comics related to life during the time of COVID-19. Writers can also submit story pitches, where relevant.

Deadline: 1 June 2020



Open Call: The ArtGround Visual Arts Space

The Artground’s Visual Arts Space, is the body of the arts centre. It is a space where children and their families feel comfortable to visit and explore, while exposing themselves to quality arts experiences. It aims to bridge the gap between arts and play, while the child develops physical, social and communicative skills through their interactions of the space and with one another. This is also a communal ground which supports and encourages the exchange of shared experiences of young families.
The Artground is also invested in working with artist(s) and strives to be an essential part in their development during this process. This Visual Arts Space design initiative is a great platform for artist(s) who are interested in using their craft and transforming it into space design for children.

Deadline: 1 June 2020, 2359 hours (Sg time)



Call for Entries: A Thousand Cranes

Sing Lit Station (SLS) and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) are working together on an anthology that aims to increase awareness and appreciation of palliative care in the Asia Pacific region. Everyone living in the Asia Pacific region who has been touched by the benefits of palliative care is welcome to submit their poetry for inclusion in this anthology.

Deadline: 30 June 2020



Open for Submissions: 2021 Epigram Books Fiction Prize

Do you have a great story that you’ve always wanted to publish? Why not submit your manuscript for the next edition of the Epigram Books Fiction Prize (EBFP)? Open to writers from all ASEAN countries. While manuscripts have to be in English, new original translations of non-English works can also be submitted.

Deadline: 1 August 2020



Open Call for Theatre Arts Conference 2021

SDEA invites proposal applications responding to the theme of Creative Disruption: Exploring New Ground for its next edition of the Theatre Arts Conference, which runs from 27 to 30 May 2021.

Deadline: 14 August 2020, 11.59pm



Call for Entries: Poetry anthology on pain

Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé and Eric Tinsay Valles are looking for poems for a new anthology, Atelier of Healing: Poetry About Trauma and Recovery.

Deadline: 2 October 2020


Open Call: Tentacles 2020 Artist in Residence  [Thailand]

Bangkok-based art space Tentacles is looking for artists, designers, researchers and creators of all disciplines to apply for its AIR programme. This programme is for creators who aim to develop new body of works, conduct research or experiment and focus on their practice.

Duration: 2 – 3 months
No. of Artists: 1-3
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Tentacles is a self-sustaining, official non-profit organisation which is not able to offer free or sponsored residencies. Residency fees for fully funded or grant receiver is THB 32,000 (~USD960).




Call for Submissions: The Tiger Moth Review

The Tiger Moth Review, a new and independent eco-conscious journal from Singapore, is calling for submissions of poetry, prose, art and photography that emphasises the connections between “human activity and the environment that produces it”, work that displays an “awareness of ecology and concerns over environmental disaster” (“Ecopoetics”, Poetry Foundation).

They are looking for work that is eco-conscious and critical, work that celebrates the beauty/ bounty of nature, work that is cognisant, curious and contemplative of the relationships between humanity, modernity, cultures and the environments in which we live in or imagine ourselves to inhabit.

Submissions for Issue 4 now open till May 2020.




Singapore Tyler Print Institute: Senior Instructor (Education & Outreach Programmes)

Working closely with the Gallery Director, the Senior Instructor, with the support of the Outreach Executive, is responsible for delivering a diverse and dynamic public programme for schools as well as members of the public. The aim of promoting STPI as a venue for learning, creativity and participation from diverse audiences is of utmost importance. The Senior Instructor will also be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all printing presses, tools, and equipment that occupies the space.



Singapore International Film Festival: Festival Executive (Programming)

Job Scope includes:

– Contribute to the development of the overall film programming strategy, as directed by the Artistic Director.
– Research and source for upcoming & new short and feature-length films and documentaries for screenings and competition,
– Manage festival submissions and film submissions’ database(s).
– Assist in the scheduling of films



Singapore International Film Festival: Festival Intern (Programming)

Job Scope:

Assist the Programming department in programming administration matters
Assist to compile and keep track of film submissions
Assist in film research and managing film database
Assist in general administration for the festival

Period of Engagement: May to 20 December 2020



Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts: Lecturer, Theatre Programme (Half-load)

Roles and Responsibilities include:
– Develop content, manage and deliver modules in movement, stylised theatre, interdisciplinary practice, professional development, and teaching and learning and this includes: undertaking 10 to 12 contact/teaching hours per week during term time; designing, preparing and developing module/teaching materials contributing towards review of curriculum and academic activities; maintaining records relating to students’ progress, performance and attendance; supervising and assessing students’ assignments/works/projects; performing administrative duties as expected of an academic staff
– Organise and lead overseas immersion programme



Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts: Adjunct Lecturer, Theatre Programme

Roles and Responsibilities include:
– Manage and deliver the module Voice 4 (Mastering Your Voice) for a total of 8 teaching hours per week beginning in March 2020
– Maintain records to monitor student progress, performance and attendance
– Supervise and assess students’ assignments



National Arts Council: Assistant Manager / Manager (Education)

The Education & Development Department’s purview covers a wide scope. From growing an appreciation for the arts from pre-school and onwards, to increasing engagement with the arts in pre-tertiary education, right up to ensuring a pipeline of arts professionals equipped with the right skills sets and opportunities for continuous professional development to support lifelong learning.

For this role, you will be involved in the implementation and review of policies, strategies, partnerships and initiatives which seek to enhance the quality of school-based arts education programmes, and increase student appreciation of and engagement with the arts (with a focus on local content and artists) across various school levels and student profiles.

Applications close: 16 April 2020


National Arts Council: Assistant Manager  (Precinct Development)

Responsibilities include providing support for Precinct Development operations.

Principal Accountabilities include:

– Assist the Facilities Management team in the areas of Facilities Management of NAC Arts Centres, Performing Arts Venues, and Arts Housing Properties

– Manage and supervise the Managing Agents and Contractors in daily operation and ensure they perform their services as per agreed KPIs

– Assist in drafting the contract specifications and coordinating tendering and evaluation processes

Applications close: 6 May 2020



Singapore Art Museum: Head of Department & Curator, Singapore Biennale & Residencies

SAM has set up a Biennale Office to assist in delivering its new curatorial direction. This office will undertake the organisation of the Singapore Biennale as well as other international projects, including an artist and curator residency programme, to position SAM as an important contributor to the global discourses of contemporary art. This position is part of the auspices of International Partnerships (IP) in the Singapore Art Museum (SAM). IP plans and coordinates the organisation’s international engagement efforts with the global arts community.

The scope of this position will cover artists’ projects, production & programmes related mainly to the Singapore Biennale and the residency programme. This position will also report to the Director of Curatorial, Collections and Programmes for curatorial projects, particularly those of large-scale commission projects.


National Gallery Singapore: Manager (Integrated Marketing)

Responsibilities include:
• Develop and execute integrated marketing campaigns for changing exhibitions, programmes and key events through storytelling and content marketing across multi-channel platforms
• Develop campaigns with focus on digital and social media engagement with the target audience.
• Manage marketing and communications collaterals
• Develop and execute media events such as press conferences and familiarisation tours.

National Gallery Singapore: Head (Library & Archives)

National Gallery Singapore seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and experienced archivist to lead collection development and management, as well as service-related activities at the Gallery’s Library & Archive. The Library & Archive is a leading centre dedicated to the research of modern and contemporary art of Southeast Asia, housing a collection of more than 20,000 digital and physical items.

More vacancies in the link below.


Arts House Limited: Assistant Manager, Programmes

Responsibilities include working as an integral member of the programming team under the direction of the Head of Artistic Programming, and conceptualising, developing and executing arts programmes and projects in line with the programming strategy of The Arts House and at other prescribed venues determined by AHL.

More vacancies in the link below:



Republic Polytechnic: Lecturer (Arts and Theatre Management)

Lecturers will:

Develop and deliver at least ONE of the following modules:

Production Design and/or Stagecraft
Introduction to Technical Theatre, Theatre Production Practicum
Drafting for Productions
Production Management
Arts History


Republic Polytechnic: Associate Lecturer (Arts and Theatre Management)

Associate Lecturers will:

Deliver AT LEAST ONE of the following modules:

Introduction to Technical Theatre
Electrical Fundamentals for Theatre Lighting Design
Introduction to Lighting
Drafting for Productions
Stage Management


Republic Polytechnic: Lecturer (Sonic Arts)

Job Responsibilities include:

– Develop and teach modules related to Sound Design & Foley Arts, Game Audio Programming, ‘Live’ Sound for Events or Theatre, Instrument Design, Audio Post-Production, Location Sound Recording, Music Production, Music Theory
– Attend lesson briefings as required by your subject/module manager
– Supervise students in portfolio development, final year projects and internship




SOTA: Subject Head, Faculty of Visual Arts

The Subject Head of the Visual Arts faculty plays an important role in providing quality and rigorous art education by working closely with the Head in leading and developing the faculty towards nurturing students’ abilities in seeing and creating meaningful connections through a diversity of artistic processes and expressions.

Responsibilities include:

– Development and delivery of curriculum to a range of visual arts classes of different levels and technical proficiencies. The curriculum includes both studio practice and theory and history of art.

– Monitoring and evaluation of student progress, including providing useful and timely feedback to students and other stakeholders.

– Preparation and conduct of assessment of student learning.


SOTA: Teacher, Faculty of  Dance

Responsibilities include:

– Design and implement curriculum and assessment for the Dance programme, specifically the ballet technique module

– Monitor and evaluate the progress and development of the students under one’s charge and giving useful and timely feedback to students and parents

– Work with others in supporting the faculty in curriculum development/review and other departmental needs

– Plan, implement and monitor co-curricular programmes to support students’ holistic development

– Maintain up-to-date subject knowledge and preparing relevant teaching resources

More roles available in the link below.


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About the author(s)

Nabilah Said is an award-winning playwright, editor and cultural commentator. She is also an artist who works with text across various artforms and formats. Her plays have been staged in Singapore and London, including ANGKAT, which won Best Original Script at the 2020 Life Theatre Awards. Nabilah is the former editor of ArtsEquator.

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