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.
[Updated 2 January 2020]
CHOWK is looking for a female dancer
CHOWK will be producing their next full-length production: an abstract of the 3-year Pallavi Series from 2016-2018, and is looking for 1 female dancer.
– Professional dancers who are actively performing/training (no classical background required)
– Able to commit to rehearsals on weekday mornings starting 15 January till the end of the production (24-25 April 2020)
Workshop-Audition date: 10 Jan 2020, 6.30-8pm
Call for entries for 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
Call for entries for CPP’s ANI 41
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
Dance Nucleus’ open call for Associate Members
Dance Nucleus is a space for practice-based research, creative development and knowledge production for artists in contemporary performance. Dance Nucleus fosters a culture of critical discourse, artistic exchange and producing support. Our programmes are designed to respond to the needs of our associate artists in a comprehensive way. Dance Nucleus builds partnerships with Southeast Asia, Asia, Australia and internationally.
Dance Nucleus is conducting an open call for Associate Members for the period from February 2020 to March 2021.
Dance Nucleus welcomes applications from different artists regardless of their physical abilities, languages, racial and ethnic minorities, or training background.
Deadline: 15 January 2020
Applications for SGIFF Film Fund
SGIFF Film Fund aims to support the production and development of stories from Southeast Asia to build the region’s portfolio. The SGIFF Film Fund comprises two categories: the Southeast Asian Short Film Grant (SEA-SHORTS), and the Tan Ean Kiam Foundation – SGIFF Southeast Asian Documentary Grant (SEADOC).
Applications deadline: 31 January 2020
Singapore Repertory Theatre: General Auditions
SRT invites you to audition for Mainstage & The Little Company productions in 2020 & 2021
Audition date: End of January 2020
Production date: Various dates between Oct 2020 – Dec 2021
– 20 years of age or above
– Clear Spoken English in an accent most people can understand, that is not specific to any ethnic or regional origin
– Able to rehearse or perform during weekdays and daytime hours
– Able to commit for 8-10 week periods
– Previous singing and dancing training/experience (if auditioning for musicals)
Objectifs 2020 Curator Open Call
Curator Open Call invites Singapore-based curators to submit proposals for an exhibition to be realised at the Chapel Gallery, Objectifs. This is part of our ongoing effort to broaden perspectives by supporting curatorial research and innovative ways of presenting image-based work. The show will be presented between July to September 2020, at the Chapel Gallery for a period of up to 6 weeks.
The successful proposal will receive:
– A curator honorarium of SGD$1,000
– A production budget of up to SGD $8,000
– Administrative and marketing support from Objectifs
Deadline: 14 February 2020 (11.59PM SGT)
Singapore International Festival of Arts: Call for volunteers
If you love the arts, meeting new people and want to be a part of Singapore’s pinnacle arts festival, join SIFA as a Festival Ambassador! As a Festival Ambassador, you will work directly with the festival’s creative team, meet like-minded arts fans and get a glimpse of what goes on behind-the-scenes of SIFA!
Closing date: 27 March 2020
Call for submissions for Get Luckier: An Anthology
Get Luckier explores the theme “Partnership in the Age of Disruption (The Next Fifty Years).” The way we connect with and experience the world has been altered so dramatically, and Get Luckier seeks to show how Filipinos in Singapore cope, thrive, and progress in this age of social media, instant connectivity, and maximum engagement. They are looking for original poetry, short fiction, and personal narratives that tackle these themes from Filipinos based, or previously based, in Singapore.
Get Luckier is the sequel to the highly successful Get Lucky, a collection of prose and poetry on everything Filipino in Singapore, celebrating family, faith, friendship and love.
Deadline: 29 February 2020
#BuySingLit2020 Call for Volunteers
#BuySingLit2020 is looking for volunteers to take on roles such as Social Media Assistant, Survey Administrator, Footfall clicker and Pre-event Logistics/Packers. Be part of a grounds-up movement on all things literary and have exclusive access to different events islandwide. You will also get to meet local authors up close and personal.#BuySingLit is an industry-led movement to celebrate stories from Singapore.
Dates: 6-8 March and 13-15 March 2019
All selected volunteers would be required to attend a compulsory briefing on 21 February 2020 (TBC) at the Singapore Book Council office, Goodman Arts Centre.
Open call for PERMISI: Open Stage by P7:1SMA
P7:1SMA is proud to host PERMISI, a non-curated open-stage for artists to share with the public and evolve creation processes. PERMISI targets artists of all levels of training and experience. Each run will share approximately four artists with 30 minutes of performance and/or discussion. This will occur bi-monthly at Rumah P7:1SMA, starting on 26 July 2019 and concluding on 27 March 2020.
At Permisi, you will be given 30 minutes of presentation/performance time. You are free to use this time as you see fit: some participants have used it to purely perform, some divided the time to perform and hold a feedback and discussion session. This half an hour is an opportunity for you to not only stage your work, but also gather input and build your network. Additionally, you will be given a 2-hour rehearsal slot on your performance day. Permisi is 100% free of charge.
Deadline: 16 January 2020 (for 31 January 2020 showing)
Patch and Punnet’s Space to Share
“Calling out to art folk that are looking for space!
Patch and Punnet (@patchandpunnet) is lucky enough to have secured the ground floor and second floor of a shophouse at 11 Chander Road from mid-January 2020 to February 2020 for its next show, but won’t be using the space for the entire time period.
Since we understand how difficult it can be to secure space in Singapore whilst working with a tight budget, we’re keen on sharing 11 Chander Road with any local artists capable of putting it to good use!
All we need is for you to chip in for the utilities during the period of time that you’ll be using it! Bonus points if: your intended use of the space is fun and exciting, or if you’re able to attract a great deal of footfall during that period.
The space looks quite rabak now ah, but it’ll be spruced up come January 2020. So bear this in mind if you’re keen on (or averse to) the rawness of the space.
Feel free to message us on FB or Insta, or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Patch and Punnet”
Call for volunteers: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2020 is looking for volunteers: front-of-house, artist liaison officers and production volunteers.
The commitment periods range from four-hour blocks to a few months. No prior experience is required for most positions, though you should have a keen interest in the arts and meeting people from all around the world.
Tentacles 2020 Artist in Residence Open Call
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).
Untitled Space Artist in Residence Open Call
Based in Shanghai, Untitled Space AiR is open to all contemporary artists throughout the year (except Feb). During the year, artists are encouraged to create a new body of work, engage with artists from mainland China and around the world. Duration of residency: 1-3 months
Accommodation and studio provided. Artists will need to pay 8,800 CNY per month to meet the minimum cost of running the residency.
Call for submissions to 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.
Cha: Call for Submissions for “Writing Malaysia” Issue
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal will be publishing a special “Writing Malaysia” issue in Mar 2020. Submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art are accepted between 15 October 2019 and 31 December 2019. If you have something original, bizarre, daring or thought-provoking to say about Malaysia, we would like to hear from you. Please note that we can only accept submissions in English or translated into English.
Call for applications: Landskrono Foto Residency
It’s an opportunity for a non-Swedish photographer or artist working with photography and/or lens based media to have time and space away from their usual environment and obligations. The residency takes place for 6 weeks from May 2020.
The residency photographer receives a grant of 15000 SEK (approx. 1500 EUR), travel expenses to and from the home country (economy only), an apartment in Landskrona, and office space with Landskrona Foto crew.
Landskrona Foto connects the photographer in residency with regional-based photographers, artists and other art professionals through meetings, mentoring, exhibition openings and other networking opportunities.
Deadline: 6 January 2020
Singapore Night Festival: Open call for Night Lights proposals
This Open Call invites Singaporean and Permanent Resident artists to submit a concept for the installation of public light artworks within Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) as part of Night Lights 2020.
The 2020 edition of the festival aims to showcase a series of installations and performances that creatively explores innovation in the space of tradition and the future of heritage through contemporary innovative methods of engaging and inspiring heritage to a wide range of audiences.
The proposed artwork should draw inspiration and take reference from the contemporary and historical context of BBB as well as to encourage festivalgoers to experience a showcase of light installations that interact with and transform the urban spaces within the BBB area. The creative process should capture the aspects of culture and heritage as encapsulated by the unique characteristics of BBB.
Deadline: 20 Jan 2020
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2021: Call for Submissions
M1 Fringe 2020 has opened its call for submissions under the theme “Quiet Riot”. The festival runs from 20-31 January 2021.
Deadline: 6 March 2020, 12pm (Sg time)
New: Arts Resource Hub
The Arts Resource Hub (ARH) was set up by the National Arts Council (NAC) in August 2019 to provide arts freelancers in Singapore with the necessary resources to sustainably continue their practice, unlock new opportunities and grow meaningful careers. Freelancers are essential to the vibrancy of our arts eco-system as their varied skills and capacity contribute to a range of roles across the industry.
At steady-state, the ARH will encompass a range of resources to meet the varying needs of arts freelancers. This includes a digital space to aggregate resources and shared services in areas such as job opportunities, financial planning, legal support, insurance coverage and training programmes, as well as physical co-working spaces.
Internships at OH!
OH! is looking for interns for the following:
Community & Arts Management Internship: The community & arts management intern will work closely with the Community Manager to develop and maintain relationships with various stakeholders (this includes volunteers, teachers, patrons, partners). They will also develop and execute programmes for the above stakeholders.
Curatorial & Programming Internship: The curatorial & programming intern with work closely with the OH! team, artists and external stakeholders to conceptualise and run programmes.
Arts Marketing & Communications Internship: The marketing & communications intern will work closely with the marketing manager to shape the organisation’s communications strategy and bring art closer to the masses. They will help develop and execute exciting marketing and public relations campaigns.
Internships are full-time and come with a stipend.
GroundZ-0 原。空: Producer/Arts Manager
GroundZ-0 is looking for a producer/arts manager who possess vision for the arts scene in Singapore and immense drive, and are looking to work in a fast-paced, intercultural and multilingual environment. Both experienced managers and fresh grads (Arts Administrator/Manager) are welcomed to apply.
Application deadline: 2 February 2020, 1200hr
NUS Museum: Assistant Manager / Manager (Collections)
NUS Museum is looking for an assistant manager/manager to lead and contribute to key needs of the museum in the areas of acquisitions, valuations and collections management, including documenting, accessioning, de-accessioning, storage, care, display, loans and access to the museum’s collections.
NUS Centre For the Arts: Assistant Manager/Manager (Programming & Community Development)
This position reports to the Head as well as Associate Director of Talent Development and Programming. He or she is responsible for programming a diverse range of events and initiatives that enhances CFA’s standing as a champion of the arts in NUS, fostering alumni relations and promoting community outreach by CFA groups. Knowledge of performing art forms and a heart for student development is essential.
Apply before: 11 January 2020
Republic Polytechnic: Associate Lecturer (Arts and Theatre Management)
Republic Poly is looking for an associate lecturer who can 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
The candidate should have a qualification in Arts and Theatre Management or its related disciplines, and/or a minimum of five years industry experience, preferably in a related field. Teaching experience is an added advantage.
Apply before: 16 January 2020
Open Call: Volunteers needed for State of Motion 2020
Asian Film Archive is looking for Exhibition Sitters and Volunteers for State of Motion 2020. State of Motion 2020: “Rushes of Time” comprises of a contemporary art exhibition, tours, talks, performances and an exciting film programme that explores the repositories and the possibilities of the archive.
This fifth edition of State of Motion will be held from 10 January to 2 February 2020 at 2 venues – The Warehouse (Depot Lane) and the National Archives of Singapore. The exhibition will be closed from 24 to 27 January for the Lunar New Year holiday.
The position of Exhibition Sitter is paid while other roles are voluntary positions.
Applications close: 23 December 2019
Asian Film Archive: Archive Officer
The Asian Film Archive is looking for an Archive Officer to join its team! If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment, are excited about film and would like to advocate for Asian Cinema, you could be the person they are looking for.
Deadline: 20 December 2019
The TENG Company: Business Development [Manager/Assistant Manager]
– Identifying and developing numerous business opportunities presented to the Company
– Identifying potential target markets and stakeholders
– Communicating with stakeholders
– Pitching to potential donors, sponsors and clients, while maintaining a good working relationship
– Writing and developing marketing literature
George Town Festival 2020: Various Vacancies
George Town Festival is looking for a Public Relations Executive, Account Assistant, Production Assistant and Programme Assistant. The festival runs from 11 to 26 July 2020. Send your resume and portfolio to email@example.com
National Arts Council: Manager, Sector Development (Literary Arts)
The National Arts Council champions the arts in Singapore. By nurturing creative excellence and supporting broad audience engagement, our diverse and distinctive arts inspire our people, connect communities and profile Singapore internationally. We preserve our rich, cultural traditions as we cultivate accomplished artists and vibrant companies for the future.
If you have a strong passion for the arts, we welcome you to join us for a challenging and fulfilling career. You will be involved in the development of the literary arts eco-system, resulting in the potential of Singapore’s literary assets being fully realised and the celebration of literary arts at the heart of the community.
– At least 2 years of working experience preferably in writing, publishing, book retail or related areas.
– Knowledge of Tamil language, Tamil Studies, Tamil Literature or Social Sciences
– Knowledge of Tamil literature and the Tamil literary scene will be a bonus.
Applications close: 26 December 2019
National Arts Council: Manager/ Senior Manager (Digital Strategy)
The NAC is looking for someone to support the conceptualisation and implementation of the NAC and Culture Sector Digitalisation Plan, make recommendations on the desired outcomes, targets and resourcing, as well as operationalise the plan according to the project timeline. This role would also include working with MCCY, culture sector statutory board and companies and technology companies.
Applications close: 27 December 2019
More job listings in the link below.
National Library Board: Assistant Curator/Curator
You will be part of the team to curate, manage and implement exhibition projects and related initiatives to deliver quality exhibitions in line with NL’s branding and objectives and contributing towards NLB’s mission and vision.
– To assist or to curate exhibitions, which involves conceptualising storyline and narratives; conducting research, preparing the write-ups and selection and sourcing of artefacts to meet its desired quality and outcome.
– Work closely with both internal (e.g. Engagement, Marketing, Programming and Education Outreach teams) and external stakeholders (e.g. lenders, donors and designers) on the planning and execution to achieve project deliverables.
– Provide consultancy in exhibition projects of other NLB divisions (e.g. NAS/PLS) and possibly external organisations.
Successful candidates will be appointed on a 2-year contract.
Applications close: 31 December 2019
Singapore Art Museum: Manager, Education & Programmes
Job purpose: To research, plan and implement innovative and inclusive museum-based programmes and resources that address the current and future needs of the museum’s community, which comprises youths, working adults, families and those who require accessibility provisions.
Job responsibilities include:
– Increasing the understanding of contemporary art practices for SAM’s target audiences by coordinating SAM programme outreach efforts
– Enlarging SAM’s community by attracting new museum audiences and developing new audience engagement plans
– Developing and managing partnerships with institutions
More vacancies in the link below.
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute: Manager (Special Collections), Library
The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute is a regional research centre dedicated to the study of socio-political, security and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment.
In this role, you will play an administrative, professional and supervisory role in developing and managing the Library’s special collections, in particular, the Private Papers Collection. You will also manage the operations, long-term preservation and access of the special collections. In addition, you will develop and implement plans to enable the discovery and continued availability of content in all formats for current and future audiences.
Application deadline: 31 January 2020
National Gallery Singapore: Senior Manager, Keppel Centre for Art Education
The Gallery is seeking to fill the following position: Senior Manager, Keppel Centre for Art Education. The
Senior Manager will work with artists, designers and stakeholders to develop and operationalise learning
spaces and programmes for families and schools, contributing to a rich vibrant learning environment at the
Essential duties are to project manage and coordinate the design, fabrication and maintenance of artwork exhibits, presentations, workshops and learning spaces at the Keppel Centre for Art Education, and to develop comprehensive operations guidelines, health and safety guidelines, risk assessment methodologies and Front-of House training programmes to ensure safe and smooth operations and visitor experience at the Centre.
National Gallery Singapore: Manager, Programmes
The Programmes Team is seeking a passionate and experienced producer and arts manager to join our festivals team.
In this full-time role, the candidate will be responsible for co-creating and implementing interdisciplinary programmes for the annual Light to Night festival with a strong focus on innovative, participatory, community-engaged programming within the Gallery and the Civic District precinct. This role has a strong collaboration focus, which involves working with internal and external stakeholders to foster the festival as a platform to drive audience engagement, capability development, innovation, and placemaking.
The candidate will be part of the dynamic Programmes team under the Audience Development and Engagement division, to develop strategies and grow community partnerships to help increase public familiarity with the Gallery’s identity, mission, and services, with the goal of bringing the non-traditional museum going audiences into the Gallery.
More vacancies in the link below:
Asian Civilisations Museum: Curator/Senior Curator, Island Southeast Asia
As a Curator or Senior Curator in Island Southeast Asia, you have expertise in the arts and culture of the indigenous groups of the region (Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Nias, Mentawai, Kalimantan/Borneo, Bali, Sulawesi, Flores, Sumba, Maluku islands and the Philippines, etc.) including but not restricted to the Dayak, the Batak, the Minangkabau, the Iban, and the Toraja among others.
You will develop and manage the collections and exhibitions of the museum. If you are excited about collecting, researching, interpreting and making the collections accessible to the public through exhibitions and interpretive displays with the aim of cultivating awareness of cultural inheritance of Singaporeans.If you feel you have what it takes, we would love to hear from you!
Deadline: 19 December 2019
Manager / Senior Manager (Projects), National Museum of Singapore
Do you enjoy the process of injecting new life into heritage buildings? The Changi Chapel and Museum and Reflections at Bukit Chandu are currently going through an exciting phase of revamps and upgrading works, and we are looking for you. You are a person who loves makeovers, putting a touch on our infrastructure to bring our stories to life. You might add a little something here, alter something there or enhance an existing space – all with the intent to ensure that our spaces are functional and built for purpose. You will work closely with different groups of passionate people to create an enjoyable visitor experience, an experience that is inclusive and accessible for everyone. You will also wear many hats – planner, treasurer, co-ordinator and time keeper. If all these sound exciting to you, we would love to hear from you.
Applications close: 1 January 2020
Arts House Limited: Deputy Head, Programme (Admin)
– Working closely with the Head of Programming to articulate the direction of AHL programmes and co-lead in the development and management of relationships with artists, other arts institutions and stakeholders.
– Working closely with the Marketing and Centre Management Teams in the marketing of AHL Venues Programmes, customer/stakeholder relationship building and contributing to the brand identity of AHL.
– Working closely with the Partnership Team to seek out and obtaining sponsorship for arts events including making recommendations for arts grants, and in facilitating content development for AHL.
– Developing and implementing procedures and manuals, and standard operating policies for supporting artists, the presentation and commissioning of arts performance and running of the Programming Department.
More vacancies in the link below:
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.
– 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: Art Technician, Faculty of Visual Arts
The core function of the job is to assist the School towards achieving its strategic objectives – working in teams to constantly devise meaningful pedagogical approaches and its eventual instructional implementation in class. Workshop technicians are to support teachers to develop and nurture 21st century competencies, and thinking and language skills to enable the holistic development of the students. They are to engage, encourage and prepare teachers and students to meet the challenges that arise.
Workshop technicians assist teachers in their planning and conducting of lessons in line with the school’s strategic thrusts and objectives with the aim of building a culture of learning. They also keep up to date with developments in their subject area, new resources, pedagogies and learning theories.
SOTA: Teacher, Faculty of Dance
– 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.
Safra National Service Association: Head Instructor, Visual Arts Programme (HQ, Mount Faber)
Responsibilities include developing and implementing visual art curriculum for children, recruiting and managing teachers and organising related activities and events.
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