Open Calls and Opportunities: Dec 2021 (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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Info & Resources

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

[Singapore] COVID-19 Recovery Grant

The COVID-19 Recovery Grant (CRG) provides temporary financial support to workers in lower- to middle-income households who are presently experiencing involuntary job loss, involuntary no-pay leave (NPL) or income loss due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Open to Self Employed Persons and part-/full-time employees. Applications are open till 31 December 2022.

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[Singapore] Temporary relief scheme for freelancers who test positive for COVID-19

NTUC will give out one-time relief payouts of between $50 and $200 to members of the NTUC’s Freelancers and Self-Employed Unit or NTUC-affiliated groups, who test positive for the virus between Oct 11 and Dec 31.

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[Singapore] The Props Collective 

The Props Collective is a new props rental company based in Singapore that believes that art can be created communally and more sustainably while taking care of the environment.

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[Singapore] SG Creative & Cultural Community on Facebook

The SG COVID-19 Creative/Cultural Professionals & Freelancers Support Group Facebook group was set up in Feb 2020 to share tips, resources and information for creative and cultural workers. It has since been renamed to SG Creative & Cultural Community.

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[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.

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[Singapore] SAMPP COVID-19 Relief Fund

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

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Open Calls

 

Call for Submissions: Singapore Unbound: New Singapore Poetries

Are you a New and Emerging Singapore Poet? Or a “new” and “emerging” “Singapore” “poet”?

Gaudy Boy is welcoming emerging Singapore poets to feature in our newest anthology, New Singapore Poetries, with the goal of showcasing the newest and most exciting voices in Singapore poetry today. Submitting poets should have no more than one book of poetry published, and live, work, or be from Singapore.

Deadline: 15 January 2022

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Open Call: Frankfurt Moves! FRANKFURT LAB RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

In the framework of the Residency Programme Frankfurt Moves! the foundation KfW Stiftung and the Frankfurt LAB invite you to develop artistic productions in the fields of the performing arts and to exchange ideas with other creative artists. The Artists in Residence will be invited to Frankfurt am Main, a German metropolis in the heart of Europe, for a period of four weeks. The teams will be able to access the professional venues of the Frankfurt LAB and will be provided with dramaturgic and technical support. At the end of the residency, it will be possible to present the results of the work publicly.

In 2022 a total of four residencies at the Frankfurt LAB will be made available for the following time period: 19 July to 19 August 2022

Deadline: 30 January 2022

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Call for Submissions: PR&TA Journal Issue 2

Founded in 2020, Practice, Research and Tangential Activities (PR&TA) is a new peer-reviewed and open-access journal of creative practice with a broad focus on creative writing and related disciplines.

PR&TA welcomes submissions of creative and critical work for Issue 2 on the theme of Arti-facts.

Deadline: 15 February 2022

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Call for Submissions: FISH EATS LION REDUX

2022 will see the ten-year anniversary of the groundbreaking publication of Fish Eats Lion: New Singaporean Speculative Fiction. Editor Jason Erik Lundberg is seeking submissions for Fish Eats Lion Redux, to be published in late 2022 by Epigram Books, of new and innovative original short speculative fiction in English.

The story should be at least fulfil one of the following:

– your protagonist is Singaporean (i.e. born or naturalised in Singapore),
– your protagonist (Singaporean or otherwise) is living in Singapore at the time of your story (i.e. Singapore is the setting), OR
– your story’s themes are inspired by life in Singapore.

Stories are recommended to be between 3,000 and 5,000 words, with a maximum of 7,500 words.

Deadline: 15 February 2022

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Open Call: Singapore International Photography Festival 2022

Calling out to all passionate photographers! Singapore International Photography Festival is running its 8th edition next year.

Deadline: 14 March 2022

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SCCC: Open Call for Programming Ideas

As part of the SCCC’s aim to promote Chinese Singaporean art and culture, it is inviting Singapore-based artists, organisations and community partners to submit their proposals for programmes to be held at our centre. The proposed projects could be presented in any format and need not be limited to exhibitions, guided tours, workshops, talks, conferences, performances, demonstrations, film screenings or educational courses.

SCCC: Chinese Arts and Culture Research Grant

The Chinese Arts and Culture Research Grant is an initiative introduced by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre in 2018. Its goal is to fund research projects related to Chinese visual arts, performing arts, culture and impact, and/or contribution of these Chinese visual arts and performing arts on Chinese identity and culture in Singapore.

This grant aims to engage and encourage local institutes of higher learnings, think-tanks and academics to:

– Document and conduct research on different aspects of Singapore’s Chinese arts and culture that are of interest to SCCC
– Strengthen SCCC’s arts and culture resources and research capabilities

SCCC: Publication Grant

The objective of the Publication Grant is to disseminate research on Chinese Singapore culture conducted by institutes of higher learning, think-tanks, researchers and academics. This Grant will support publications in the following areas of research: Chinese visual arts, Chinese performing arts, Chinese culture, and Chinese Singaporean identity.

The maximum grant quantum for the project is 50% of the project funding subject to a cap of S$50,000 per project.

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Open Call: Raise Three Fingers

Raise Three Fingers (formerly Art for Freedom MM) is a campaign hub founded by artists and creatives in Myanmar to bring the global art community together and highlight the unfolding human rights and humanitarian crises caused by the military coup on February 1 2021. They are calling on the global art community to raise three fingers and shine a light on an illegitimate power grab.

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Call for collaboration: 136 Goethe

Goethe Institut has announced a new arts space within its premises called 136 Goethe. They would like to invite the public, the arts community of Singapore and everyone who is interested in intercultural collaboration and innovative practices to engage in and access 136 GOETHE.

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List yourself: Producers SG Directory 

The Producers SG Directory is an online database of independent arts producers and managers working in and across Singapore and the region.

This is a growing directory. Producers SG welcomes submissions from producers and arts managers from Singapore, the rest of Southeast Asia, as well as professionals who work regularly with artists and/or platforms in this region.

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Open Call: Conservation Research Writing Residency

Rimbun Dahan now offers short-term residencies, between 2 weeks and 3 months, for researchers in environmental conservation issues who need time and space to write up their research for publication.

Applications on a rolling basis from 1 March 2021.

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Call for pitches: so-far Issue 4: Platforms

so-far is a platform for both emerging and established writers which publishes long-form writing, deep dialogues, or experimental formats from letter-writing, speculative fiction, creative non-fiction, ekphrastic poetry, and more. It is calling for pitches for its next issue now.

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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.

July issue: Submit between February and April

January issue: Submit between August and October

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Jobs

 

 SHAPE-SEA Phase 2: Executive Director [Based in Bangkok]

SHAPE-SEA is looking for an experienced, committed, and inspiring individual to provide overall strategic leadership to the Programme Management Office, and towards the fruition of mission and vision for Programme Phase 2. He/She/They shall enable the strengthening of SHAPE-SEA’s institutional memory, and realise overall efforts towards maintreaming human rights and peace in all of Southeast Asia. The Programme is based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Deadline: 14 Jan 2022

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Singapore Repertory Theatre: Production Coordinator

Singapore Repertory Theatre has a vacancy for a full-time Production Coordinator. The Production Coordinator is responsible for supporting shows produced by the SRT Group. This role reports to the Production Manager and works on productions encompassing plays, musicals, children’s theatre and international presentations. The right candidate for this position will enjoy
working with a wide variety of local and international theatre artists in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

Deadline: 4 Jan 2022

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The Rice Company: Outreach & Admin Manager

The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BTBAF) and Little Arts Academy (LAA), managed by The Rice Company, are looking for an Outreach and Admin Manager capable of strategising and executing the Outreach programmes to reach out to potential beneficiaries.

Deadline: 16 Jan 2022

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National Gallery Singapore: Various positions

National Gallery Singapore is recruiting for various positions including Senior Executive (Partnership Development), Senior Manager (Integrated Marketing) and Senior Executive/Assistant Manager (Mechanical & Electrical). Info

Roles include:

National Gallery Singapore: Intern (Digital Content Marketing)

Job roles include:

– Create engaging digital content to raise awareness and engagement for Gallery’s exhibitions and programmes across social media channels and other digital touchpoints.

– Edit and copywrite compelling copies to drive desired action.

– Attend key programmes and events to capture engaging content as part of content marketing.

– Plan and drive the coordination with the various teams involved in the preparation and development of content required for assigned campaigns.

Must be able to commit between 6-12 months.

Deadline: 19 Jan 2022

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National Gallery Singapore: Manager (Digital Engagement & Support)

Job roles include:

– To plan and to implement, in collaboration with various partners, the Gallery’s digital engagement plans with a vision to create awareness, enhance accessibility and develop meaningful connections between individuals and communities, its exhibitions and collections.
– To keep up to date with developments in digital engagement practices and strategies, access and inclusion practices and psychographic profiles of local and global art audiences.
– To work closely with artists, curators, programmers and producers to develop optimal experiences for the audiences for the digital domain. The projects, larger-scale or intimate ones, may include designing experiences in navigating a website on various formats but is not limited to the commissioning of artists’ work on digital platforms or may have a digital component, and/or the translation of work from the physical to the digital.

Deadline: 23 Jan 2022

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METIS: General Manager: Sales & Marketing

Metis is looking for a highly-motivated and committed candidate who wants to pursue a commercial career in visual arts management, specifically in the areas of sales assistance, marketing and communications. Although part-time, this role has large potential for progression and upside as you must manage a small team. The role will report to the Director of Education & Consultancy, through whom you will be mentored so you develop professionally.

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National University of Singapore: Tenure Track Positions (Malay World in Southeast Asia)

The Department of Malay Studies at NUS seeks to hire two tenure track assistant professors with a PhD in either the Social Sciences or the Humanities, one of whom will be on a joint appointment with the Department of Southeast Asian Studies.  Candidates should have area studies knowledge of the Malay world in Southeast Asia.

Successful candidates are expected to take up the appointments by July 2022.

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Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts: Adjunct Lecturer, BA (Hons) Performance Making

Job roles include:

– Undertake contact/teaching hours in one of the following unit(s)/component(s): Stage and production management; Lighting and sound; Project management
– Design, prepare and develop documents such as lesson plans and assessment descriptors as well as teaching resources/materials
– Plan and supervise a variety of activities such as projects, productions, collaborations, etc.
– Supervise and assess students’ assignments/works/projects

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Raw Moves: Assistant Manager (Full-time)

Raw Moves is looking for a proactive, independent team player with the ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

The Assistant Manager is to work together with the Company Manager and Artistic Director to strategise, develop and implement programmes for the company including but not limited to, daily operational business planning, grant applications and project management.

The Assistant Manager is to help enhance the Administrative support of the company and to assume responsibility, accountability and to act in the role of the Company Manager in his/her absence.

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Arts House Limited: Assistant Manager, Programming & Producing

Job purpose:

– To conceive ideas, develop and execute them as programmes (particularly Chinese) for The Arts House (AHL)
– To build strong and long-term partnerships with Chinese artists and arts organisations so as to better serve programming needs
– To assist and support as needed other AHL festivals, projects and events

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YALE-NUS COLLEGE: Lecturer in Art Practice (Educator Track)

Yale-NUS College is seeking to hire a full-time Lecturer position in “Art Practice”, which is one of three curricular tracks in the Arts & Humanities major (which is one of four majors in the Division of Humanities at Yale-NUS College). This position is on a fixed term contract of up to three (3) years, starting in the Academic Year 2022-2023.

The successful candidate is expected to teach at least five (5) courses in the area of Art Practice and show strong commitment to teaching art practice in an undergraduate liberal arts context with particular attention to the relation of art practice to gender, identity, society, and politics, with demonstrable experience in any one or both of the following areas of expertise: (1) Film, Sound and Media Studies; (2) Photography and Imaging.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD or MFA. A clear ability and passion for undergraduate education is essential. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the Arts & Humanities.

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YALE-NUS COLLEGE: Part-Time Lecturer in Art Practice

The College is seeking to hire a part-time Lecturer position in “Art Practice”, which is one of three curricular tracks in the Arts & Humanities major (which is one of four majors in the Division of Humanities at Yale-NUS College). This position is for one-year, starting in Academic Year 2022 -2023, renewable for up to two (2) additional years.

The successful candidate is expected to teach two (2) courses in the area of Art Practice and show strong commitment to teaching arts practice in an undergraduate liberal arts context, and to have demonstrable experience in any one, or in any combination, of the following areas of expertise: (1) graphic arts and motion graphics; (2) visual communication and information design; (3) studio arts; (4) contemporary arts practices.

Applicants should have a relevant PhD or MFA. A clear ability at and passion for undergraduate education is essential.

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LASALLE College of the Arts: Part-Time Lecturers: Diploma in Audio Production (with specialisation in Live Sound)

The School of Contemporary Music (SoCM) in the Faculty of Performing Arts, is Singapore and Southeast Asia’s leading music school dedicated to developing thoughtful, reflective and virtuosic music talents in contemporary expressions of music.

Reporting to the Programme Leader, the Part-Time Lecturer will be teaching across Level 2 and 3 in the Diploma in Audio Production. Required classes include both theoretical concepts of audio system design concepts and practical projects in sound reinforcement.

The primary responsibilities of a Part-time Lecturer are to plan, teach and assess within the existing curriculum of the assigned programme and provide student-learning support. Part-time Lecturers are usually engaged on a semester basis and paid on an hourly-rated basis. The rate of pay will depend on qualifications and experience.

Deadline: Until position is filled

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LASALLE College of the Arts: Part-time Lecturer – Film

The Puttnam School of Film & Animation in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries seeks Part-time Lecturers to teach into the BA(Hons) Film programme.

Reporting to the Programme Leader, you will be teaching producing to Level 1 and Level 2 students in the BA(Hons) Film programme, covering line producing, as well as the business of film and film financing. You will also consult with students regarding production related matters on their portfolio, as well as group films, which are mandatory components on the programme that all students must undertake.

The primary responsibilities of a Part-time Lecturer are to plan, teach and assess within the existing curriculum of the assigned programme and provide student-learning support. Part-time Lecturers are usually engaged on a semester basis and paid on an hourly-rated basis. The rate of pay will depend on the qualifications and experience.

Deadline: Until position is filled

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LASALLE College of the Arts: Lecturer – Dance

The School of Dance and Theatre seeks to appoint a dynamic and energetic full-time lecturer for the Diploma in Dance programme.

Reporting to the Head of School and Programme Leader, you will teach dance classes, choreography classes, supervise projects and, where appropriate, dissertations in various programmes in the School. You will have opportunities to provide technical and artistic guidance and supervise and produce high-quality student performances and productions to meet learning outcomes.

Deadline: Until position is filled

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LASALLE College of the Arts: BA(Hons) Film (with specialisation in Producing)

The Puttnam School of Film & Animation in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries seeks Part-time Lecturers to teach into the BA(Hons) Film programme.

Reporting to the Programme Leader, you will be teaching producing to Level 1 and Level 2 students in the BA(Hons) Film programme, covering line producing, as well as the business of film and film financing. You will also consult with students regarding production related matters on their portfolio, as well as group films, which are mandatory components on the programme that all students must undertake.

The primary responsibilities of a Part-time Lecturer are to plan, teach and assess within the existing curriculum of the assigned programme and provide student-learning support. Part-time Lecturers are usually engaged on a semester basis and paid on an hourly-rated basis. The rate of pay will depend on the qualifications and experience.

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Tusitala: Freelance web developers

The Tusitala team is looking for freelance web developers, ideally from Singapore. We hope to build a network of 4-5 reliable web developers willing to work with the team at Tusitala on various web-based projects on a project basis.

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NTU Museum and Archive: Deputy Director

The Head, NTU Museum and Archive is responsible for providing the vision, setting strategic directions, plans and goals, and leading their execution towards achieving a world-class university museum and archive that is recognised for its unique interdisciplinary art collection, capabilities in public art commission, and comprehensive archival collection on NTU’s contributions in the history of education in Singapore and globally.

The incumbent should aspire to achieve excellence in promoting and fostering interdisciplinary collaborations through innovative exhibitions and programming, promoting the use of collections for research and scholarships, leveraging on technology to enhance access and providing archival and art resources to improve the quality of teaching and learning in NTU.

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NTU School of Art, Design and Media: Research Associate (Arts/Social Sciences/Humanities)

School of Art, Design and Media is looking for a candidate to join them as a Research Associate. The position is to support the research project “Climate Crisis and Cultural Loss” led by its Lead Investigator (PI) Professor Ute Meta Bauer.

The incumbent should aspire to achieve excellence in promoting and fostering interdisciplinary collaborations through innovative exhibitions and programming, promoting the use of collections for research and scholarships, leveraging on technology to enhance access and providing archival and art resources to improve the quality of teaching and learning in NTU.

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The Finger Players: Outreach Manager

The Finger Players is looking for a passionate, self-motivated and detailed-oriented Outreach Manager. Reporting to the General Manager and Artistic Director(s), the Outreach Manager plays a key role in curating, managing and executing of community outreach and educational programmes to build diverse audiences of various demographics.

Please email your CV and cover letter with your expected salary to admin@fingerplayers.com.

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Singapore Art Museum: Senior Curator

Responsibilities include:

– Research and contribute to scholarship on present-day contemporary art globally, with a focus on practices in Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia.
– Develop areas of research specialisation to support institutional policies and goals on exhibition programming, collection development and publications.
– Curate exhibitions and artwork commissions, develop collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects.

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Singapore Art Museum: Manager/Senior Manager, Public Art (Programmes & Outreach)

Responsibilities include:

– Develop and execute, in collaboration with various SAM departments and partners, public art programmes for a broad range of audiences
– Plan and implement outreach and engagement strategies
– Generate content including programme materials, reports, marketing, online content etc
– Manage the programmes schedule, budgets, as well as associated financial approvals, procurement and payment processes in accordance to organisation policies

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Pangdemonium Theatre: Business Development Manager

Pangdemonium is seeking to fill the pivotal position of Business Development Manager. Reporting to the company’s Artistic Directors and interfacing with the Company Manager and other business team members, the position is responsible for attracting and securing funding and in-kind support through corporate, institutional, media, hospitality and production partnerships.

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Nanyang Technological University: Manager, Curator

Responsibilities include:

– Curate Content for Exhibition and Outreach

– Develop a World-class University Archive and Art Collection

– Archive and Art Collection Management

– Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Partnerships

– Public Art Management

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SOTA: Teacher, Faculty of Film

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. Teachers are 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 students to meet the challenges that arise.

Joles roles include:

– Design, develop and review curriculum, assessment and pedagogy to support students in achieving desired learning outcomes in film and media
– Monitor and evaluate students’ progress and development and provide useful and timely feedback to support holistic development
– Monitor and ensure the safe use of equipment and tools by students in the course of students’ learning experience

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SOTA: Various positions

School of the Arts Singapore is recruiting for various positions including Teacher, Faculty of Visual Arts; Head of Department, Faculty of Literature in English and Teacher, Faculty of Dance.

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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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