Open calls and job opportunities

Open Calls and Opportunities: March 2019 (Singapore)

Internship at NUS Museum, May to August 2019
Applications are now open for the NUS Museum Internship Programme! Five positions are available in exhibitions, outreach and collections across the period of the university summer holidays. If you have always wanted to delve deeper into the arts and heritage sector, while advancing your research interests and learning more about the inner workings of a university museum, then this internship is for you! Interns will work closely with the Museum’s staff, as well as other professionals, art practitioners, and researchers, and will be given opportunities to contribute to on-going curatorial projects, research, and outreach and education programmes. Applications are welcome from all undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in local and overseas institutions.
Find out more here.


Artistic Director at The Substation

The Substation, Singapore’s first independent, contemporary art centre, is looking for a new full-time Artistic Director to take the helm in the beginning of 2020.

Known for its pioneering and experimental arts programming, we are seeking a visionary leader to champion The Substation into its next chapter.

We invite candidates with an excellent track record in the arts, proven leadership skills, and a deep knowledge of Singapore and the region to apply for this challenging and unique position.

A complete Job Description can be downloaded here.

A Media Release is available here.

Station Control at Sing Lit Station

Sing Lit Station (Ltd) seeks an experienced, passionate manager (formally designated as Station Control) to lead a team of 2-3 full-timers and multiple part-timers, interns and volunteers in our day-to-day operations and administration. The manager will also be tasked with planning our long-term strategy together with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

Find out more here.


Open Call for Curator in Residence with Ketemu Project & CoCreation Workshop

In a movement to platform diverse and inclusive practices in contemporary art of Southeast Asia, Ketemu Project & CoCreation Workshop is seeking a curator to develop an exhibition and online platform featuring artistic collaborations of disabled artists and artists working with disabled communities. This is a fully funded residency in June 2019 for an approximately 28 days. The residency begins with the first stop in Bali where the curator will be attending a residential design thinking workshop with artists and then followed studio visits in 3 other Southeast Asian destinations.

Find out more here.


Open Call for Cast and Crew for “Wilderness” by The Runaway Company

The Runaway Company will be staging “Wilderness” by Seth Bockley and Anne Hamburger. “Wilderness” documents the stories of troubled youth confronting their inner demons as they undergo an outdoor therapy programme.
As a company committed to telling the stories of youth through both music and theatre, “Wilderness” will mark another milestone for the company as we stage a music theatre piece for the first time. “Wilderness” will be staged at the Stamford Arts Centre from Aug 9 to 11 and rehearsals will begin in April! If you are interested in joining this production, whether as an actor or production member, please sign up on our website.


Various positions at the Asian Film Archive

The Asian Film Archive is expanding the team. If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment and keen to bring together Asian films and people, you could be the person we are looking for. Click on each role for more information on how to apply:

Theatre Manager
Deadline: 25 March 2019

Theatre Assistant
Deadline: 25 March 2019

Media and Technical Executive
Deadline: 3 April 2019


Audition Call: M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival presented by ArtsWok Collaborative, in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay will be focusing on Disability in 2020. We’re looking for persons with physical and/or sensory disabilities to devise and perform in an original work that will be
directed by Okorn-Kuo Jing Hong. This performance will be presented at the Esplanade Theatre Studio, as part of M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2020.

a) Persons with physical and/or sensory disabilities between 18 to 30 years of age
b) No prior performance experience required
c) Please prepare a 2 – 3 minute presentation to introduce yourself on the first workshop on 21
March 2019. This presentation can be of any creative form – text, movement, music etc.

Find out more here.


Lighting Design Mentorship at M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival

We’re launching an inaugural LIGHTING DESIGN MENTORSHIP to offer new and/or aspiring lighting designers a chance to work with a professional mentor to learn and practice lighting design.

Design mentees will get to work closely with veteran lighting designer, Suven Chan to understand and apply the principles, techniques and aesthetics behind lighting design, whilst working on a production that is part of M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival. Mentees will also gain experience of being part of a larger festival and working with a festival team. Find out more here.


Artist-in-Residence Programme, by Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society in partnership with the National Arts Council (NAC)

The National Arts Council Singapore and Cemeti – Institute for Art and Society are pleased to offer a three-month artist-in-residence programme from September to November 2019 for one Singapore visual artist.

Based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the residency provides a platform for the selected artist to connect directly with local communities, build meaningful relationships, and involve them deeply as collaborators in the creative process. Drawing from this open process of research and knowledge exchange, the artist shall address key issues at stake in the local context and beyond through their works.

The successful applicant will receive funding support which can go towards living expenses for their residency period, studio and material costs and a final presentation at the end of the residency. More information here.


Female Dance Artist at T.H.E Dance Company

We are looking for a new full-time dance artist to join us in our craft.
Ages 18-30
Prioritise Singaporean/Permanent Resident

Qualities we like:
Artists who can contribute creatively in developing our practice or repertoire
An openness to work closely with others
Confidence and resilience

Complete registration by 24th March 2019
You will be informed by 31st March 2019 if you are selected for the audition.
Selected auditionees will be invited to join us on 19th April or 26 July 2019, from 10am-5pm at T.H.E dance studio 90 Goodman Road Block M #01-51.
The audition will consist of technique class, repertoire learning and improvisation.
There is a registration fee of $20 for invited auditionees.

Find out more here.


Open Call: Artists for the Future with HATCH Art Project

If you’re an artist who is passionate about exploring trends in today’s digital society, Hatch Art Project is interested in working with you and showing your creations.

Scroll through the feeds of any website or social media platform and you are inundated with terms such as Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), surveillance, big data, blockchain, machine learning. Art too is increasingly pervaded by the use of Augmented Reality (A.R.), Virtual Reality (V.R) and nanotechnology. In fact, Banksy’s self-destructing work of art is probably the most novice bit of art and tech in 2018 – that’s how far we have come. For Hatch Art Project, it is also imperative to use art to explore existential trends in our 21st century digital society. This includes identity, power, consumerism, post-capitalism, online dating, posthumanism to name a few.

Working with diverse South East Asian artists to explore our hyper-contemporary society is an important step towards this direction. We hope as artists you will be interested in joining us to create ART FOR THE FUTURE. Find out more here.


Programmes Executive at Singapore Book Council
The Programmes Executive will be working in a dynamic, innovative and versatile environment, contributing to the common goal of promoting Singapore literature and writers. The Programmes Executive will be involved in the planning and execution of SBC’s programmes to achieve our overall objectives, in particular our signature programmes such as the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) and Singapore Literature Prize. More information here, or email your queries to Singapore Book Council here.


Marketing Manager at Singapore Book Council
The Marketing Manager will be working in a dynamic, innovative and versatile environment, contributing to the common goal of promoting Singapore literature and writers. The manager will be involved in the marketing plans to achieve the overall objectives of SBC, as well as our signature programmes such as the Singapore Literature Prize; Asian Festival of Children’s Content; #BuySingLit; Open: Singapore Young Writers Lab; and SBC Academy. The Marketing Manager will manage the day-to-day marketing activities of SBC and long-term strategy for the organisation. More information here, or email your queries to Singapore Book Council here.


Arts Management Intern at Brack

Our internship program exposes interns to a broad range of activities spanning workshops, daily operations and exhibition installations to project research and development. Interns will work closely with artists and members of our platform.

Interns are expected to work well both independently and in groups, with a strong interest in social issues, cultural production and the arts.

This is a hands-on job where the assistant will also be actively involved in setting up artworks, apart from the administrative work. Interns will be expected to work with art, creative and corporate companies as well as non-profit organisations. Find out more here.


Gallery Intern – Design at Gajah Gallery

Your responsibility as an intern will include but not be limited to:

3-4 day work week including 1 weekend day (either Sat and Sun), however, Interns are expected to attend most gallery-organized events (usually 2 a month)
Design intern will be required to assist with designing collateral for the exhibitions and projects.
Interns are expected to help with administrative tasks and day to day operations
Involved in gallery and exhibition management
Assist to prepare for exhibitions in the gallery
Assist with administrative matters
Assist to prepare for art fairs

Find out more 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, individualism is embraced with open arms. From passion projects to commercial work, the studio harnesses on the strengths and passions of each person to create, reinvent and dream up works that cross time, space and disciplines.

We work with possibilities, not what’s already proven to work. So get your trek shoes on, because we are about to go on an adventure.

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.

Associate at in the wild

in the wild is in search of an Associate (full-time) to join our team in March 2019. The successful candidate will also have the option of being seconded to independent producer, Mok Cui Yin.

The secondment will be project-based, and will happen within working hours. in the wild, we operate on a 5 day work week, and if work falls on the weekend or on a public holiday, one will be entitled to off in-lieu.

The optional secondment aims to provide our Associates with hands-on opportunities to assist with and learn about producing and managing multi-disciplinary arts projects, which entail complementary skillsets that we hope to equip our Associates with.

Job scope as an Associate:

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
Undertaking of administrative tasks, such as running relevant errands for projects undertaken

Find out more here.


Production Executive at The Singapore Lyric Opera

Do you love the arts? Do you have superior organisational skills? Can you multi-task and have bags of initiative? Are your resourceful and a go-getter? If so, we want you!

Job Description:

  • To work with the Artistic Director for the selection of Director, Conductor and Artists (both international and local) for productions.
  • Propose programme content for outreach events and oversee the logistics and overall management of the event
  • Appointing stage crew such as production manager, stage manager set designers, lighting and costume designers, etc and negotiation of fees as well as preparation of agreements
  • Attend to the Adult Chorus and Children’s Vocal Training lessons and rehearsals
  • Coordination of meetings and overseeing artists training programmes and events
  • Arranging and booking of accommodation and flights for overseas artists
  • Backstage support during the performances at the theatre and concert halls
  • Ensuring all paperwork and documents are appropriately completed, updated and filed
  • Sourcing of venues and supplies
  • Preparation of agreements
  • Any other duties as assigned.

More information here.


Museum Associate at The Private Museum

The Private Museum is a non-profit private museum in Singapore founded by Singaporean philanthropist, art collector and real estate developer, Daniel Teo, together with his daughter Rachel Teo in 2010. Fuelled by passion and patronage for the arts, the museum aims to establish an alternative platform to bridge the gap between the private and the public through the exchange of ideas across cultures, educational initiatives, artistic and curatorial collaborations with collectors and practitioners of the arts. With a vision to promote art appreciation, the independent arts space engages local, regional and international audiences from all walks of life. The Private Museum is a registered Charity and Institution of a Public Character (IPC) since 2010 and 2015 respectively.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

– Assisting with curatorial coordination and execution
– Assisting with the production of exhibition related collaterals
– Assisting with exhibition installation
– Publicity via traditional media, website and other social media platforms working alongside Public Relations team
– Documentation of exhibitions
– Executing targeted outreach programmes (e.g. artist talks, school tours, etc.)
– Sourcing and liaising with external vendors, private donors, sponsors and institutions with grants
– Handling ad-hoc assignments as and when required.

More information here.


Printer at Singapore Tyler Print Institute

The printer is expected to assist Senior Printers in all STPI’s projects, to support and assist Senior Printers in the day-to-day operations of the Print Department and to execute and deliver quality Edition Print in a timely manner and assist Gallery’s Education team on any educational programs and be an instructor when required. Find out more here.

Gallery Executive (Project Management and Sales) at Singapore Tyler Print Institute

The Gallery Executive is expected to provide exceptional sales and business development support to STPI’s key sales-driven initiatives, namely exhibitions, art fairs and Friends of STPI membership to ensure the sustainability of the business. Find out more here.


Sales Assistant at The Artling

We are looking for a full-time Sales Assistant whose duties will include managing our online website, handling client’s enquiries and orders, assisting with event coordination, and general administrative duties. We are close-knit team and this will be a great opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn more about working in the art world in Asia.

The ideal candidate must have a keen eye for detail and be able to deliver to a meticulous standard. Use of Microsoft Office such as Excel and Word is a must. Photoshop is a bonus! Tasks will vary and candidates will need to be able to work closely with our team as well as independently. Ideally candidates need to be familiar with the regional arts and design scene.
Find out more about the company and the role here.


Stage Manager and Stage Hand at ANDSOFORTH Junior Pte Ltd

Site-specific, Immersive theatre group ANDSOFORTH is hiring a stage manager and a stage hand.

This coming March, ANDSOFORTH will be leading South-East Asia’s first ever Interactive theatre art installation in a 20,000 square foot warehouse.

Titled 22 Stories, get set for the adventure of a lifetime as you explore 22 different rooms, each promising a surprise as your favourite stories come to life and you get to meet familiar characters. With crazy worlds and fun activities in store, this is one experience you won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Suitable for audiences of all ages.

Each role consitutes a 4 month contract and the production period is 1st March 2019 – 30th June 2019.

More about the Stage Manager role here.

More about the Stage Hand role here.


Patron of the Arts Awards 2019

The Patron of the Arts Awards represent the highest national accolade given to organisations and individuals who contribute to the development of the arts in Singapore. In its 36th edition, this year’s Awards celebrate and recognise contributions made between 01 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.

Please submit all contributions through this portal. To submit contributions on behalf of your organisation as an arts group beneficiary, please log-in through your CorpPass account and ensure that your CorpPass account has been assigned access to both“NAC E-Services” and “NAC E-Services & CRM System”. Find out more here.



Open Calls and Job Opportunities (Singapore) is presented by ArtsEquator.

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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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