Open calls and job opportunities

Open Calls and Opportunities: April 2019 (Singapore)

Auditions for The Second Breakfast Company’s The Hawker

We are casting for our upcoming production this coming November! Interested participants can email us your CV and headshot by 26 April.
Auditions* will be held 3 – 5 May.

*Only shortlisted applicants will be notified of their audition slots.

More information here.

Auditions for Bhumi Collective’s Three Little Girls

Bhumi Collective will be staging Victoria Chen’s new work, Three Little Girls in March/April 2020. We are currently running a casting and are looking to cast up to 3 women who fit the following pre-requisites:

– At least 18 years of age
– Able to play someone in their early to mid-20s
– Singaporean, Thai and/or Filipino descent
– Working knowledge of local dialects/native languages is imperative
– Trained in physical theatre/dance
– Proactive, honest approach to working
– Able to sustain long rehearsal processes
– Experience with collaborative and devised work, verbatim theatre preferred
– Any special skills/ abilities, musically inclined preferred
More information here.
Auditions for Patch and Punnet’s The Adventures of Abhijeet
To be staged in August, we are looking for actors!

Audition date: 2nd May 2019
Time: 7pm onwards

Interested parties send your CV and a 10 second video of you making animal sounds of your choice to patchandpunnet[at]

Find out more here.

Images Of Singapore Live Actor (Full Time/part Time) at Madame Tussauds Singapore

Images of Singapore LIVE is a brand new attraction in the heart of Sentosa. It is an experience that will inform and entertain. With actor-led live shows, Images of Singapore LIVE brings every visitor close to the incredible heritage and history of Singapore.

About the Role
We are looking for full and part time actors to join our busy, hard-working and exciting cast who will bring to life the story of Singapore and deliver amazing memorable experiences to all of our guests.

Find out more here.

Studios Manager at Merlin Entertainments Singapore Pte Ltd

We are recruiting a Studios Manager to join our fun and exciting team. This role is responsible in leading the day-to-day operation of the studios department, including figure maintenance, figure launches, studio health and safety, team performance and brand KPI scores. Find out more here.


Acting Masterclass by Oliver Chong

Period: 22 – 27 Jul, 29 Jul – 2 Aug and 5 – 8 Aug 2019 (Total: 15 sessions x 4hr/session)

In this intensive 3-week acting masterclass, up to 15 selected participants will work on strengthening control and flexibility of the mind, body and spirit in order to make conscious, deliberate artistic choices from rehearsal room to stage. Guided and directed by Oliver Chong, participants will learn to develop and deepen characterisation and delivery through various improvisations, exercises, games and actor training methods such as Meyerhold’s Biomechanics, Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Viewpoints.
Find out more here.

Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Viewpoints Class by Nine Years Theatre

Suzuki Method of Actor Training (SMAT) and Viewpoints classes will be taught on the same day (SMAT in the morning; Viewpoints in afternoon) so that participants may have the opportunity to experience both trainings together in the same period. It is possible to attend either SMAT or Viewpoints only. However, participants are encouraged to attend both classes to maximise their experience in the complementary nature of the 2 trainings.Both the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Viewpoints are training methods that require time to sit in the mind and body of a performer. With 2 weeks of class, we aim to impart the format and philosophy of the training to the participants. Participants are welcomed to join our free-of-charge open platform SMAT & Viewpoints Jam thereafter to deepen the training.

More information here.

Production Mentorship Programme with M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival

The Production Mentorship Programme offers a unique platform for youths aged 17 – 25 years old to learn about production and stage management from theatre professionals through an action-learning process. These skills will be put into action during the M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival happening from 24 July – 4 August 2019 at various venues around the Esplanade -Theatres on the Bay.

Through supporting the live shows as crew and operators, you will get an an eye-opening chance to experience what goes into putting up a professional performance.

This programme is a great opportunity for youths to learn necessary principles and skills through a series of workshops, which includes sessions by industry experts at world-class performing arts venue, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. more information here.

Courtesy of The Theatre Practice

Production Coordinator at 实践剧场 The Theatre Practice

We are looking for a Production Coordinator to join our team!

• You will be reporting to the Producing/Production Team Lead and Technical Director.
• You will be involved in coordinating and / or executing technical preparation for Practice’s main season, festival, school and community productions.

• To assist the Technical Director to ensure the efficient running of the technical/production and to provide safe, tidy and welcoming, working environment within the building.
• To work with external Production Manager(s) and Stage Manager(s) in managing technical and manpower resources.
• To provide technical facilities/support for Practice’s production and events.
• To assist in all technical aspects of load in and strike during Practice’s productions.
• To assist in the maintenance of all equipment and restoration of all spaces in Practice.
• To support and ensure the smooth running of hirer’s events in all spaces in Practice.
• To be responsible with the Technical Director in evaluating the competency of the hirer in their use of rigging, electrical equipment etc. Risk assessing their method of erecting set items and fixing to bars and ensuring that the equipment used is in good working condition.
• To ensure the highest level of professionalism is achieved in the staging of all events at Practice. You will work closely with the hirer and artists both professional and amateur and be fully conversant with their stage and technical requirements.
• To review, organise and archive final technical documentations / deliverables diligently.
• To maintain good working relationship with technical contractors and suppliers.
• To be responsible for checking and locking up the theatre and backstage areas at the end of the working day.
Find out more here.

Children’s Party Stage Manager at ANDSOFORTH JUNIOR Pte Ltd

ANDSOFORTH JUNIOR (ASF Jr.) is an immersive theatre company for young audiences, bringing stories to life with the help of actors, music, lighting, and stage design. ASF Jr. aims to create a sense of discovery and imagination to spark creativity and development in young minds.

We are seeking for a fun, energetic and enthusiastic Stage Manager to manage performers and overall operation of children’s birthday party.

More information here.

INXO Arts Fund – A Funding Project for Cultural & Arts Creation

INXO Arts Fund – A Funding Project for Cultural & Arts Creation is organised by INXO Arts and Culture Foundation. INXO Arts Fund aspires to be the launch pad to accelerate broader artistic participation among new, young artistic talents in the region and to elevate artistic practice and production standards for advanced professional development. INXO Arts Fund serves as an enabler and multiplier of cultural and arts development for the young generation and in addition provides funding, conceptual and technical guidance, support and resources.

Since 2017, INXO Arts Fund has given out RM200,000 of funding and sponsored 26 projects, including performing arts, audio visual arts, documentary, community projects, photography and more. This year, INXO Arts Fund will also provide total grants of RM100,000 to 10 selected proposals (RM3,000 to RM10,000 for each proposal) and mentoring resource such as technical guidance, counselling and crowd funding tutorage.

Who is eligible?

Malaysian citizens of 18-35 years of age as of the submission year. All proposals are required to depict cultural or arts themes. No restriction on form or style except handicrafts, which must take the form of a physical object.

How to apply?

Download a copy of application form from INXO official website, fill in and submit it and the proposal to the website before 5.00pm, 15th June 2019(Saturday).

For detailed information, please visit INXO official website and follow IAF Facebook page for updates.


Artist Residency at Gateway Theatre

The Gateway Theatre Artist-In-Residence Programme supports artists who are keen to pursue their personal development as artists, are committed to developing specialized skills within their field, as well as committed to developing uplifting works that contribute to Singapore’s growing Arts Industry.

If you are an artist in performing arts, visual arts or music, want to develop a piece of work, an idea or a form, Gateway Theatre wants to work alongside you (you may choose to work in a group). More information here.

Dramaturgy and Technology Workshop by Asian Dramaturgs Network

With technology adding layers and complexity to performance-making in this digital age, the work of developing and maintaining dramaturgical coherence demands critical attention. In these two workshops aimed at giving local arts practitioners insight and hands-on experience into performance and technology, artists Martyn Coutts (Australia) and Su Wen-Chi (Taiwan) will each conduct a four-hour immersive workshop that will highlight their ways of working with technology in performance.

The workshops are offered free of charge to arts practitioners based in Singapore. Interested parties are required to submit their applications for evaluation and selection. More registration details here.


Singapore International Film Festival Call for Entries

The 30th SGIFF Call for Entry is now open: we’re inviting entries for Feature and Short Films, Southeast Asian Film Lab and Youth Jury & Critics Programme.

Find out more here.

Programme & Marketing Interns / Assistants at Singapore International Film Festival

If you love independent films and want to learn about the ins and outs of organising a film festival, the SGIFF is looking for programming and marketing interns/assistants. Find out more here.

Art Assistant (Video Production) at Little Red Ants Creative Studio

Job Scope:

supports the realisation of the art vision for the production by coordinating the pre-production and production processes for art, set and props design and development;
responsible for assisting in the gathering of requirements for art, set and props and ensuring the availability of materials required for the creation of technical drawings, scale models and prop samples;
coordinates and ensures the alignment of art, set design and props development by communicating with all the teams.

Find out more here.

Weekend Comics Workshop by Unnamed x Rimbun Dahan

Have you ever wanted to seek out like-minded comic folks to pick their brains for advice, or just geek out about making comics? If your answer is yes, we have good news for you!
The very first Weekend Comics Workshop, an initiative by Charis Loke in collaboration with Unnamed, will be held at Rimbun Dahan in Kuang, Malaysia on the 24th till 26th May 2019! 6 talented aspiring Southeast Asian comic artists will be selected to immerse themselves in an intensive knowledge sharing and networking session over the span of 2 and a half days.

We’re looking for comic artists aged 18 and above residing in all SEA countries (that means Brunei, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), who are working to elevate their comic-making practise, whether it takes the form of an ambitious long-form comic project or professional comics practise.

More information here.

Junior Project Manager at in the wild

We are a creative studio that combines creative strategies, artistic pursuit and analytical approaches to create shared visions with our clients.

in the wild is in search of a Junior Project Manager (full-time) to join our team in May 2019.

Job scope as a Junior Project Manager:

  • Meeting and liaising with clients to discuss and identify their project requirements, with the guidance of the Project Director
  • Strong project management and follow-through
  • Arranging, attending meetings and writing client meeting reports

Find out more here.

Writer (Freelance) – English/Southeast Asian language at B-side (in the wild)

We are looking for self-motivated writers (freelance) to join our B-Side team.

About B-Side

Spinning stories of the unseen and unheard of.

You know what they say, we never see the blood, sweat and tears that go into any finished product. Just like how the B-side is like an unknown element of a vinyl record.

Through our interviews and writes, we want to unveil the behind-the-scenes of creative voices in the Southeast Asian region. With a focus on the arts and cultural aspects, we believe knowledge is power and value-add to what you already know. Or sometimes, make things exciting by challenging what you think you already know.

Find out more here.

Arts and Culture Writer / Editor at Time Out Singapore

Time Out Singapore is seeking an excellent arts and culture writer or editor who has strong experience in both a print and digital media environment. We are seeking a dynamic individual bursting with story ideas that will help grow our print, digital and social audience. Find out more here.


Photo: Bernie Ng

Marketing & Communications Executive at RAW Moves

Do you have an eye for the arts?
RAW Moves is looking for a full-time Marketing & Communications Executive. Established in 2011, RAW Moves is a local contemporary dance company, which focuses its establishment, connection and direction of work with the spirit of inquiry. RAW Moves’ work is based on the ethos of inquiry and experimentation with it’s mission in redefining movement.

We are looking for a creative, independent team player with the ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Come join us as we work towards building a more vibrant dance scene!

More information here.

Marketing Manager at Paper Monkey Theatre

Job scope of the Marketing Manager includes

– to be responsible for the marketing of the company and her productions
– to secure sponsorship for the company and her productions
– to create content for company’s Facebook and Instagram accounts
– work closely with our Artistic Director and General Manager to create campaigns for the company

The candidate should
– be able to work independently and manage multiple projects
– possess a good command of written/spoken English and Chinese.
– preferably have a diploma/degree in mass communications/public relations or related fields (others may apply as well!)
– preferably have some experience or familiarity with theatre (zero experience welcome to apply as well!)

Interested candidates may send their CV to lyon[at] Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview.
More information about the company here.

Gallery & Studio Operations Coordinator Full Time at Visual Arts Centre

Visual Arts Centre is a unique Gallery and Art Studio in one entity, located just above the Dhoby Ghaut MRT. We are seeking Poly/University graduates who are excited to work in the art industry! The candidate should be a responsible and self-driven individual who wants to be a part of an entrepreneurial and fun art organization. The management trainee will start off by learning the bricks and mortar of business operations, sales, marketing and managing the business and potentially work independently to expand the business and take charge of operational responsibilities. More information here.

Apprentice Papermaker at Singapore Tyler Print Institute

Overall Job Objectives:

To provide day-to-day support in the paper making production and technical works

Core Responsibilities:

Assist Senior Papermaker, Papermaker and Assistant Papermaker in creating art works for all STPI’s projects.
Assist in technical set up of art works for exhibition
Provide support in maintenance and storage of tools and materials
Responsible for daily maintenance and cleanliness of workstations
Comply with all work, health and safety guidelines
Assist in hosting and technical moving of major crate and artwork

Find out more here.

Assistant Gallery Manager at Grey Projects

Grey Projects is seeking an Assistant Gallery Manager to carry out tasks from administration, operations, and sales, to finance management to programme management, marketing, and design. Find out more here.

Executive, Exhibits Development at Singapore Discovery Centre Ltd

The role of the Exhibits Development Executive is to plan and develop permanent gallery and special exhibitions, create interactive exhibition experiences that communicate the Singapore Story in a meaningful way to emotionally connect with our people. More information here.

Choir Coordinator at the Singapore Lyric Opera Ltd

Ever wanted to have a taste of what it’s like working in the arts? Then this is the job for you!

Job Description:

  • Attend all rehearsals of SLO Chorus and SLO Youth Training Programmes, schedule as below:

Tuesday, 2pm – 10pm

Saturday, 9am – 12pm

  • Sourcing of venues for rehearsals
  • Ensuring all paperwork and documents are appropriately completed, updated and filed
  • To assist during SLO Productions and Concerts from preparation period to event day.

More information here.

Various roles at The Arts House Ltd

The Arts House Ltd. has several job vacancies. The following are a few of them. For more, click here.

Assistant Manager, Events Marketing

Responsibilities & Duties:

· Lead the event marketing activities for AHL festivals/ events

· Assist in building the festivals/ events strategy aligned to AHL’s objectives to ensure the festivals’/ events’ success and excellence in event marketing execution

· Build a strategic framework to social media management that meets AHL’s brand and business goals, social insights and content excellence

· Identify and develop event marketing and communications campaigns for festivals/ events which encompass mainly digital paid media, social media, email marketing, PR, festival branding, etc

· Develop content framework and promotional calendar including pre, during and post festivals/ events ensuring consistency of message across all communications

· Support and take charge of several social media accounts, curating the best in class content for fan growth and retention. Cultivate and nurture the fan base to grow a strong community, in turn maximising brand experience and engagement

· Conceptualise and craft social content that people love and connect with – sparking conversations, shares, likes and followers

· Experiment with new and existing content formats across stills, gifs, videos, contests, pools, livestreams etc

· Engage, interact and win over the community of followers, influencers and beyond – thus building brand reputation and trust on the social space

· Responsible for pre and post festivals/ events reports for each programme outlining feedback for general reporting, evaluation and review, establishing measureable tracking methods, identification and implementation of best practices in all aspects of festivals/ events planning process, execution and review

· Gather and analyse market intelligence, including market trend and consumer behaviour

· Work closely with PR and Programming to achieve business goals

· Responsible in assembling of financial forecast and budget creation for the festivals/ events marketing

· Maintain close relationship with Finance team to coordinate the management of marketing budget for festivals/ events including tracking of expenses, purchase orders, etc.

· Responsible in assembling of financial forecast and budget creation for the festivals/ events marketing.

· Maintain close relationship with Finance team to coordinate the management of marketing budget for festivals/ events including tracking of expenses, purchase orders, etc

More information here.

Manager, Communications

Responsibilities & Duties:

1. Communications Strategy

· Deliver and develop a robust communications strategy and implementation plan which encompass PR and other communication vehicles, including new social platforms, video and other multi-media tools, and will be designed and developed based on research conducted to understand AHL’s multiple stakeholders and customers

· Develop communication strategies for delivery of corporate culture and business strategy

· Coordinate media interest in AHL and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests

· Act as AHL’s representative with the media and develop strong relationships with media representatives

· Manage media relations and maximize media opportunities

· Establish and drive internal and external communications strategy that positively affects employees’ and customers’ understanding, engagement and commitment with the result of an even stronger connection to AHL

· Actively lead, coach and mentor the Communications team

2. Planning and Budgeting

· Develop the department’s strategic short and long term plan, and address critical issues in the communications area. The plan will set out objectives for each strategic area of the department and outlines plans and budget for achieving those objectives

· Drive continual process improvements and implement best practices to the smooth operations of the communications functions

· Keep abreast of the development in the field of communications and public relations, not-for-profit management and governance

· To carry out and assume any other duties and responsibilities as and when assigned by the AHL Management

More information here.

Senior Executive / Executive, Communications

Responsibilities & Duties:

1. Media Management

· Collaborate with internal communications team or appointed agency to device PR plans for events and festivals

· Maintain close communication and liaison with appointed PR agency

· Assist in media invitation and managing RSVPs for AHL programmes

· Involved in media hosting during AHL programmes

· Responsible in crafting and disseminating of Media Listings for AHL programmes

· Planning and executing of Media Preview for AHL programmes

· Archival and Media Monitoring for the organization

· Maintain an updated media list

2. Corporate Communications

· Assist in preparation of communications materials for presentations to various stakeholders

· Manage filing and logistical arrangement for communications plans

· Assist to prepare an outline and content for AHL Communications Handbook

· Responsible for compiling AHL FAQs as part of the Communications Handbook

· Assist in conducting Corporate Collateral Audit

· Drafting AHL Corporate Boilerplate for use in Media Kits

3. Administration

· Draft and compile half-yearly and annual reports

· Ensure timely payments and processing of invoices and paperwork

· To carry out and assume any other duties and responsibilities as and when assigned by the Management

More information here.




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About the author(s)

Kathy Rowland is the Managing Editor of, a registered charity that she co-founded with Jenny Daneels in 2016. The site is dedicated to supporting and promoting arts criticism with a regional perspective in Southeast Asia. Kathy has worked in the arts for over 25 years, working in the areas of critical writing and arts advocacy, with a special interest in media platforms for the arts. She is the Project Lead for ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Censorship Documentation Project, launched in 2021. She has written extensively on censorship of arts and culture in Malaysia. She was a member of the International Programme Advisory Committee of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, 2019.

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