Open calls and job opportunities

Open Calls and Opportunities: Sep 2021 (Singapore/SEA)

Updated 30 Sept 2021

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

[Malaysia] CENDANA Arts & Culture Recovery Programme

The Adiguru CENDANA Programme is designed to sustain the development and ensure continuity of traditional art forms of Malaysia. Grant quantum: Up to RM30,000 per application over the period of up to 12 months.

Deadline: 13 Sept 2021

The Arts Venue Recovery Programme support applications by venues/spaces open for public use from the performing arts, independent music, visual arts and craft sector with a minimum of two years’ relevant experience/engagement in their respective arts sector. Priority may be given to low income small and medium spaces of less than 500 pax.

Deadline: 23 Sept 2021


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

The SG COVID-19 Creative/Cultural Professionals & Freelancers Support Group hosts a discussion for freelancers and creative professionals on Clubhouse every Wednesday at 10pm. This Facebook support group was first set up in Feb 2020 to share tips, resources and information for creative and cultural workers.


[Singapore] COVID-19 Recovery Grant

Lower- to middle-income employees and self-employed persons (SEPs) who remain financially impacted by COVID-19 may receive up to $700 per month. Apply from now till 31 Dec 2021.

[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.


[Singapore] SAMPP COVID-19 Relief Fund

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


[Singapore] SkillsFuture Top-Up

Adult Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive a one-off $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up. Eligible individuals can start using the additional credit from 1 October 2020. Singaporeans aged 40 to 60 will receive a special $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up. This will be over and above the $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up for Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above. From 1 October 2020, this top-up can be used on all SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses, and will expire on 31 Dec 2025.


[Singapore] Self-Employed Persons Training Support Scheme

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

More info can be found here.



Open Calls


[NEW] All The Things We Couldn’t Say: Digital Theatremakers Program

All The Things We Couldn’t Say is a three-year collaboration between Salamanca Arts Centre in Australia, and Checkpoint Theatre in Singapore. For the first year of the project (2022), they are seeking four participants from Australia (two from Tasmania) and two participants from Singapore to begin a process of contact, investigation, and digital collaboration.

All participants will receive an honorarium of AUD $2,000 payable by the Australia Council for their participation in year one of the development program, as well as additional support on a case-by-case basis.

This program is designed for creative practitioners who are:

– early or mid-career artists in Singapore or Australia. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of either country.
– interested in meaningful Asia Pacific engagement, devising methodologies, and interdisciplinary work, with a demonstrated prior involvement with live theatre or performance. Artists who work in creative and technical capacities including writing, directing, making, devising, performing, designing, staging, production, lighting, sound, digital and all their intersections, are all invited to apply
– open to committing to a long-term engagement including work on a new ensemble collaboration after the first year. The first year is focused on research and capability building.

Deadline: 9 November 2021, 3 pm AEDT



[NEW] Australia-Singapore Digital Residencies

The Australia Council for the Arts and the National Arts Council Singapore will jointly deliver the third iteration of a program of four digital residencies between Australia and Singapore, two for each country.

This micro-grant is an opportunity to seed research, projects or exchanges and collaborative processes between artists and/or creative practitioners from the two countries, with the potential to spark new connections or deepen existing relationships which may result in co-creation of new work.

Residency dates: January 2022 – July 2022

Deadline: 9 November 2021, 3 pm AEDT



[NEW] International Engagement Fund

This pilot fund supports the Australian arts, cultural and creative sectors to explore opportunities to engage internationally, in the wake of unprecedented global change and disruption. This fund prioritises remote, online and hybrid modes of cross-border engagement while international travel is restricted.

In alignment with the Australia Council’s new International Engagement Strategy 2021-2025, this fund encourages borderless thinking and applications for engagement in any part of the world. It supports innovation and prototyping of new models for creative collaboration, presentation and distribution.

This fund will only support online and hybrid modes of delivery up to 30 June 2022. Applications for travel taking place post-June 2022, must consider the Australian Government’s travel advice.

Deadline: Round 1, closing 9 November 2021 at 3pm AEDT, for projects commencing from 1 February 2022



[NEW] Open Casting Call: Political thriller series Kudeta

Lacuna Pictures is holding an open casting call for the political thriller series Kudeta on Oct 16, 17, 23 and 24th.

Adult, 20-45 years.

All ethnicities and genders

Foreigners, male (Norwegian or similar look)

Must have open availability in Jan and Feb 2022



[DEADLINE EXTENDED] ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asian Arts Censorship Documentation

ArtsEquator invites applications for the position of Researcher for a regional arts censorship documentation and publication project it is piloting. The programme runs from Jan 2022 – Dec 2023. There are six positions available, one each based in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam respectively.

The selected researchers will conduct research and document baseline information about incidents of arts and culture censorship in their home country. Each will also work closely with our Editorial team to create up to 4 content on arts censorship, which will be published on The content may be in the form of written articles, infographics, podcasts, or short videos.

The project is organised by ArtsEquator Ltd. (Singapore) in partnership with Five Arts Centre Malaysia and funded by the Swedish Arts Council.

Deadline for application: 15 Oct 2021




Volunteers for Singapore Writers Festival 2021

SWF is looking for volunteers for the following roles:

Front-of-House Assistant (FOH)
Digital Ambassadors (FOH)
Green Room Assistant (Hospitality)
Information Counter Assistant (ICA)
Operations Assistant (OA)
Bookstore Assistant (BA)

⁣Please note that volunteers must meet the following requirements:⁣
– Singaporean/PR⁣
– Aged 18 and above (as of Sep 2021)⁣
– Fully vaccinated by end of Sep 2021⁣
– Able to commit a minimum of 3 shifts or an equivalent of 15 hours⁣
– Comfortable with interacting with the general public⁣
– Possesses a customer service attitude⁣
– Able to handle some physical work

Send in your CV to⁣



Pangdemonium’s Technical Apprenticeship – Lighting Design

Master the craft of Stage Lighting Design under the mentorship of Pangdemonium’s Associate Artist, James Tan. This 12-month apprenticeship will give an intermediate-level lighting-specialised individual an exclusive opportunity to further develop their craft through our productions. A stipend will be provided, as well as tickets to Pangdemonium shows during the apprenticeship period.

You will:

– Receive specialised training in your applied field.

– Work as a part of Pangdemonium’s business and production teams.

– Gain insight into the artistic, production and business operations of a professional theatre company.

– Make meaningful and professional connections within the industry.



Producers Lab: “What if we do it this way?”

Producers Lab: “What if we do it this way?” is a professional development programme by Producers SG for independent arts managers, producers, self-producing artists and artist-producers based in Singapore. The programme takes place over six months from October 2021 to March 2022. Lab Participants will engage in activities such as reading circles, workshops, guest lectures, Open Space-format discussions, socials and networking events, covering different themes and areas of focus each month. During the Lab, participants will also have an opportunity to conceive and develop a proposal for a speculative project, asking “What if we do it this way?”.

Participants will be supported with a stipend of S$1,500 for their time and labour, and be part of an active community of practice and peer support.

Deadline: 19 Sep 2021



Both Sides, Now: Open Call for Letter Submission – Radio Dukacita

Sometimes, we don’t say what we need to say to the people we care about. Sometimes, the time for saying these things passes us by. If you had a chance to put all these unsaid words in a letter, what would it say? Who would it be directed to?

Radio Dukacita invites you to share your story of losing someone. Write a letter addressed to someone important to you, who has passed away. Send it to us and our DJ will choose some to read out during a radio show in November. Letters can be in English or Malay.

Deadline: 20 Sep 2021



Professional Learning Opportunity: Assistant Director for Checkpoint Theatre’s SESSION ZERO

This is an opportunity to Assistant Direct a new play, SESSION ZERO, written by Jo Tan and directed by Huzir Sulaiman. Framed within a game of Dungeons & Dragons, an estranged couple (played by Brendon Fernandez and Jo Tan) find themselves fighting for the fate of their marriage.

– Duties will include documenting the rehearsal process; research; attending all rehearsals, design and production meetings; running aspects of rehearsals as needed.
– Full-time commitment in afternoons and evenings from 1st November through to 19th December 2021.
– Stipend paid.
– Open to adults who can legally work in Singapore and who are not in full-time employment or education.
– Please send your CV and a statement of why you’d like to be considered to, with the subject “Assistant Director, [YOUR NAME]”, by Friday 24 September.
– Shortlisted candidates will be notified by end September.

Deadline: 24 Sep 2021



Call for Proposals: Gelek

A group of Singapore dance artists and producers are looking to support and present new contemporary dance works by 6 Singapore Malay identifying dance artists that look at the politics of gender and identity from the starting point of gelek. The proposed project must be either a new work or a work-in-progress that has yet to premiere.

From October 2021 to March 2022, the shortlisted artists will gain access to the following to develop their ideas:

– A series of 7 masterclasses, lectures and sharing with industry professionals in the research areas of choreography and performance, histories and identity-making;
– A structured support to develop the work that includes peer support as well as dramaturgical, production and design advice; and
– 10 hours of studio time as well as financial support of up to $3000.

After which, works that are ready will be produced to be presented in 2023.

Deadline: 26 Sep 2021



The Finger Players: Production Bridging Initative

The Production Bridging Initiative, by The Finger Players, is a programme for mid-career practitioners who have been in various executive roles, to gain entry into managerial positions in the fields of Production or Stage Management. The selected applicant will receive project fees throughout the duration of her/his participation.

In 2022, The Production Bridging Initiative will be focusing its effort in grooming Production Managers, as an attempt to contribute to the current supply gap of production managers in the local theatre scene.

The programme will run in two cycles:

Cycle #1: 1 December 2021 – 31 May 2022
Cycle #2: 1 September 2022 – 28 February 2023

One applicant will be selected for each cycle.

Deadline for application for Cycle 1: 30 Sep 2021



Jalan Besar Writing Residency 2021

The Jalan Besar Writing Residency is co-presented by Sing Lit Station and BooksActually. From Nov ’21 to Apr ’22, selected Writers-in-Residence will have access to a desk space at BooksActually and a working space for meetings, writing groups or workshops at Sing Lit Station. They will also receive a $1,000 stipend to empower and enable their creative processes. The residency offers a space for writers in any stage of their career with works at any degree of completion. SLS and BA are especially interested to support writers who want to meaningfully engage with Sing Lit in the development of their work.

Deadline: 30 Sep 2021



da:ns LAB 2021 – Dancing in the Metaverse: A Hackathon

The Esplanade and Dance Nucleus invite artists, researchers, writers, producers and other practitioners working in dance and interdisciplinary performance in Singapore to take part in a hackathon in teams of three to four persons.Over three intensive days, participants of the lab will respond to the framing questions and challenges posed by our invited speakers, engage in deep discussions about digitalisation in the performing arts, and be given mentoring support by industry experts to propose actionable solutions.

Each team may consist of collaborating practitioners working in different capacities in the arts (e.g, producer, designer, technician), but should include at least one dance practitioner.

Proposed ideas may include artistic creations, online platforms, events or programmes. At the end of the third day, teams will share their proposals and receive feedback from an industry panel.

Deadline: 30 September 2021



Art Encounters Repaint

Art Outreach is calling for artists to redesign the facade of Art Encounters, a mobile artist’s studio and gallery housed within three repurposed shipping containers. The exterior façade currently features a spray-painted graffiti design by local street collective RSCLS.
The selected proposal will be repainted “live” in a public location in December 2021 as part of the initiative’s mission to unveil the creative process to audiences.

Deadline: 30 September 2021



SEAFIC Seed Lab: Call for SE Asia short film directors

Open call to promising Southeast Asian short film directors for the inaugural SEAFIC (Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab) Seed Lab, a professional development intensive workshop with sessions online and in Thailand.

Nationals of the following countries are eligible for SEAFIC Seed Lab participation: Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Permanent residents are not eligible. Verification of passport is required as proof of nationality.

SEAFIC Seed Lab shall take place in two sessions:

1st session online: December 4-9, 2021

2nd session in-person: Early March 2022 in Phuket, Thailand (under Phuket Sandbox scheme)

Deadline: 1 October 2021



ASEF Mobility First! x Cambodian Living Arts: A Special Joint Open Call for Arts Organisations

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) are collaborating on Culture Over Coffee – a joint open call for organisations to organise small, closed gatherings whether physical, virtual or hybrid. These gatherings are intended for discussion and exchange between the participants.

Deadline: 8 October 2021



Open Call for Applications: “Workshopables”

“Workshopables” is an experiment in pedagogy, aesthetics and sustainability amongst Singapore artists. In this project, participants will do three things: teach, learn, and make. We’re gathering 20 participants: 12 full-time, and 8 part-time (4 guest teachers and 4 guest makers). This project is supported by the National Arts Council, Singapore.

Initiated by Michael Lee
Co-Developed by Ong Kian Peng
In Partnership with Supernormal
Workshops: 24 Oct 2021; 11-13, 18-20 Nov 2021, and Jan 2022
Exhibition: Feb/Mar 2022

Deadline for application: 15 Oct 2021



IMPART Art Prize 2022

The IMPART Art Prize (formerly known as the IMPART Awards), presented by Art Outreach, aims to support the professional development of emerging artists and curators in Singapore by providing impactful career building opportunities. Each year, up to 3 promising individuals will each receive an SGD20,000 prize comprising SGD15,000 in cash and an international exchange programme (valued at SGD5,000*) offering visits to renowned institutions and exposure to leading practitioners. The prize is open to Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents aged 18 to 40, working in any medium.

Deadline: 15 October 2021



Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2022: Call for Papers 

An open call for papers is announced for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content AFCC 2022. If you are passionate about books and stories for children and young adults (YA), please send in a proposal for your presentation and stand the chance to be featured at AFCC 2022.

Deadline: 17 Oct 2021



Rimbun Dahan 2022 Residency for Malaysian artists

Rimbun Dahan calls for applications from artists currently based in Malaysia for 1-3 month residencies in 2022. Residencies include self-contained studio and accommodation (including utilities) at Rimbun Dahan, and RM1000 allowance per month. Artists from any discipline (visual arts, performing arts, writers, etc), arts writers and arts managers may apply.

Deadline: 17 Oct 2021



Project Future Malaysia

Project Future Malaysia draws inspiration from the speculative fiction genre in the literary world and the term ‘Afrofuturism’, defined as a cultural aesthetic that combines science-fiction, history and fantasy to explore elements of black history and culture. This project explores and addresses the themes and concerns of Malaysiansby envisioning and reimagining possible futures for the nation.

Malaysian Writers, Artists and Creatives:
Send an expression of interest in any art form that responds to the theme of reimagining possible futures for Malaysia. 15 applicants will be paid an RM500 commission fee. Deadline for submission: 20 October 2021.

Malaysians anywhere:
Share your imaginative ideas and creative solutions to reimagine possible futures for Malaysia in 250 words or less. The top 10 submissions would receive an RM150 Grab gift card. Deadline for submission: 10 December 2021.



2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is open for entries. There are five winners, one for each Commonwealth region.

The prize is free to enter and open to any citizen of a Commonwealth country who is aged 18 and over. It is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words). Regional winners each receive £2,500 and the opportunity to be published online by Granta magazine, and the overall winner receives £5,000.

As well as English, stories are accepted in the Bengali, Chinese, French, Greek, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Tamil and Turkish languages. Translated entries from any language into English are also eligible. If the winning story is a translation, the translator receives additional prize money.

Deadline: 1 November 2021



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Call for Submissions: The Tiger Moth Review

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

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

Submissions for Issue 5 (Jan 20201) now open.






[NEW] National Gallery Singapore: Assistant Manager (Programmes) – Film Programmes

In this full-time role, the candidate will be part of a team that realises the production, distribution and exhibition of films at the Gallery within a programming framework, in line with the institution’s mission to create dialogues between the art of Singapore, Southeast Asia and the world to foster and inspire a creative and inclusive society. The candidate will be responsible for co-creating and implementing film-related programmes in conjunction with the Gallery’s exhibitions and festivals, as well as designing outreach programmes for different types of audiences.

Deadline: 23 Oct 2021



Intercultural Theatre Institute: Noh Theatre Teacher

ITI invites applications for a Noh Theatre teacher for a 10-week period. The module to be taught is Noh Theatre, in ITI’s Professional Diploma in Intercultural Theatre (Acting) programme.

Responsibilities include:

– Teach the fundamentals of Noh Theatre, its performance and how it applies to contemporary acting. You will create a presentation by the students at the end of the teaching period
– Assess the students according to ITI’s assessment and evaluation approach, comprising continual and semester-end assessments; this includes providing written evaluation reports



Singapore Art Museum: Singapore Biennale Assistant Manager/Manager, Production Management (1.5 year contract)

Responsibilities include:

– Provide guidance for Production Management team
– Develop and implement all aspects of planning and operations relating to the realisation of exhibitions and other projects, as well as the care of artwork collections
– Organise and develop a full project life cycle plan for all production management activities,
– Ensure projects are delivered on time, within scope and budget



Singapore Art Museum: Senior Manager, Biennale Marketing (1.5 Years Contract)

Responsibilities include:

Strategic Roadmap for SB22 Marcomms (20%)

Integrated Marketing & Communications (80%)

– Appoint and manage an integrated communications vendor for the following work streams:
– Communications & Public Relations
– Branding
– Closer to SB2022, tap on the wider Marketing Communications and Creatives team to drive selected workstreams.



Singapore Art Museum: Manager/ Assistant Manager, Content Publishing

A Content Developer plays a key role in making art history accessible to a diverse audience. This involves using language, media and technology to make exhibitions and programmes more interesting and engaging.

This person will be part of the Singapore Visual Arts Cluster’s (SVAC) Content Publishing team, which develops a range of content including the publications, multimedia audio guides, exhibition labels, collaterals, education material, digital publications and other platforms. Publications range from exhibition catalogues to general and children’s titles, covering mainly Southeast Asian art history, museum collections, exhibitions, research and buildings.

He/She will develop a range of content on these platforms and report to the Deputy Director, Content Publishing. This role suits someone with editorial experience.



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.



Raw Moves: Marcomm & Admin Executive (Full-time)

Job Requirements:

– Strategise, develop and execute all marketing concepts for corporate branding, performance platforms and outreach (community initiatives, studio classes and partnerships) events.

– Co-ordinate, organise and assist in performance platforms and operational administrative work.

Raw Moves: Dancer/Apprentice (Full-time)

Job Requirements:

– Trained Contemporary and/or Ballet dancer (dancers formally trained in other styles are also welcome to apply);

– Age 21 and above;

– Interested in interdisciplinary works;

– Receptive to work creatively and collectively;​

Audition: Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Solo Work (3 mins) and Improvisation



Silverlens Galleries (Makati, National Capital Region, Philippines):  Media and Information Manager

The media and Information manager (MIM) serves as the project coordinator and team lead for the media department’s efforts. Responsibilities include conceptualizing and executing the gallery’s marketing and brand awareness initiatives, leading the team in creating digital materials for each exhibition, and coordinating with the artists and suppliers in order to promote the gallery’s shows and participation in art fairs. The MIM is tasked with providing leadership for three team members while coordinating with other departments. Aside from these tasks, the MIM must also maintain artist and exhibition files in both digital and analogue formats.



Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry : Researcher, Heritage and Culture

Responsibilities include:
– Provide holistic and in-depth management and research on Chamber’s collection and relevant projects.
– Plan and implement programmes and new initiatives set by the Chamber to promote its heritage and culture, in particular Chinese Entrepreneurial Culture.
– Work closely with stakeholders to facilitate, design and anchor strategic programmes that would grow the heritage and cultural scene.
– Keep abreast of current industry developments for heritage and culture.



Marina Bay Sands: Associate Director of Programmes (ArtScience Museum)

ArtScience Museum is looking for a dynamic and experienced leader to become Associate Director of our Programmes department.

The new Associate Director of Programmes will have a passion for public programmes and education activities which engage a wide range of audiences. This is a senior, exciting role for an energetic and driven professional wishing to take the next step in their career.



Mynah Magazine: Factchecker

Mynah Magazine is looking for a detail-oriented factchecker for its next issue. Candidates must be based in or otherwise be extremely familiar with Singapore.

Email for info and expressions of interest.



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



Nanyang Technological University: Senior Assistant Director, Business Operations

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore) is a national research centre for contemporary art of Nanyang Technological University. The Centre is a platform, host and partner for artistic research, education and critical discourse that focuses on the Spaces of the Curatorial. NTU CCA Singapore’s office and research centre is located at Gilman Barracks.

This key leadership role is both strategic and operational in nature and is a critical position in assisting the Centre Director to realise the goal and mission of the Centre. Working with the Centre’s team of staff, this role is charged with overseeing day to day management of the Centre, from programming, facilities, finance, grant and contract administration, HR, IT and reporting functions.

Key Responsibilities:

– Assist the Centre Director in the management of CCA’s operations administration and delivery of programmes including finance, HR, grant administration, communications, events etc
– Cultivate and build relationships with potential and strategic and funding partners
– Monitor budgets cash flow and procurement in accordance with NTU guidelines and policies. Work with the finance manager and other senior managers for budgeting and financial reporting
– Supervise both direct and line reports and ensure staff performance meets expectation and to ensure professional development opportunities are made available
– Implement necessary infrastructure and processes to support NTU CCA Singapore’s activities, including NTU policies and procedures, required NTU digital transformation projects and initiatives



National Arts Council: Assistant Director (Visual Arts)

You will join a team that focuses on the development of the Singapore visual arts sector through the formulation of policies, strategies, and grants administration. Through a range of strategic interventions and initiatives, including grants and partnerships, you will support the visual arts sector in developing manpower capabilities for the sector, encouraging programming that increases the public’s access to impactful arts experiences, and creating meaningful opportunities to share our art and artists with local and international audiences.

Deadline: 22 Sept 2021



Singapore Symphony Group: Senior Executive, Development

The Development department engages with philanthropic individuals, foundations and corporations, government counterparts, media and beneficiaries to build capacity and secure the financial future of the Singapore Symphony Group (“SSG” or “the Company”), a non-profit Institution of Public Character (IPC), through fundraising activities, media and stakeholder relations. The Development Senior Executive’s role is to support in fundraising communication material and corporate level write ups, all of which contributes to enhancing SSG’s image and reputation as an IPC through communication materials for external parties.

The Senior Executive is a key member of the Development department and will be working closely with all members of the department.

Deadline: 25 Sept 2021



The Asia Foundation (Bangkok): Communications Specialist , USAID Mekong Safeguards

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. The Asia Foundation’s Thailand Office is seeking qualified, talented applicants for Communications Specialist of USAID Mekong Safeguards.

The Communications Specialist will join USAID Mekong Safeguards, a unique strategic regional collaboration initiative between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), reporting to the Chief of Party of USAID Mekong Safeguards.

USAID Mekong Safeguards is a five-year project working with major banks, governments, and developers in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar on large energy and transportation infrastructure investments to strengthen environmental and social standards and adopt clean technologies in Southeast Asia’s Lower Mekong sub-Region. The program is an exciting opportunity to support new and improved ways governments, financiers, developers, and CSO’s can invest and build sustainable energy and transportation infrastructure.

Deadline: 26 Sept 2021



National Arts Council: Manager/Senior Manager (Engagement and Participation)

You will be part of the team in advocating the value of the arts, as well as developing strategies and partnerships for arts-based initiatives to thrive in the community. Candidate will also be responsible for engaging and developing collaborations with stakeholders from various sectors including the government, corporate, social services and the arts to implement, manage and evaluate programme outcomes.

Deadline: 26 Sept 2021



Malay Heritage Centre: Assistant Manager/ Manager (Programmes)

In this role, you should have a strong passion and interest in Malay history, culture and heritage. You are also excited about developing programmes to cater to different groups of audience, bringing heritage and culture to life. You understand the importance of establishing partnerships and the need for building rapport and engaging the community to increase appreciation and understanding of Malay heritage. This is a role where you will be contributing actively to the development of culture and heritage of the Singaporean Malay identity.

Deadline: 28 Sept 2021



National University of Singapore: Centre Manager

Social Service Research Centre (SSR) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (NUS), would like to invite suitable candidates to apply for a full‐time position as Centre Manager. The appointment will be tenable for two years at the first instance, with the possibility of renewal. SSR’s Centre Manager is primarily responsible for the Centre’s day-to-day administration & operations, supporting the Centre’s full spectrum of research initiatives and engagement programmes.


National University of Singapore: Manager, Marketing Communications

The Manager will be responsible for managing marketing and communications efforts in support of NUS Centre For the Arts’ (CFA) events and activities, across traditional and digital media channels. In particular, the candidate should be able to plan and execute full-funnel marketing activities on earned, paid and owned social and digital media, with the objective of increasing the awareness and engagement for CFA groups, programmes and events.

In addition, the candidate will nurture a strong network of media contacts, and secure press coverage to profile NUS/CFA’s work in integrating the arts with higher education, and to drive wider recognition and support for our efforts.

Deadline: 29 Sept 2021



LASALLE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: Head of School (McNally School of Fine Arts)

LASALLE College of the Arts seeks an experienced, energetic, forward-thinking artist-educator to serve as the new Head of the McNally School of Fine Arts during a pivotal moment in the College’s transition to University status.

The ideal candidate will have an established track record as an artist and researcher (either practice-based or through more traditional scholarship); proven skills as a tertiary-level teacher; and solid experience in administration and in leading teams. The area of artistic specialisation is open.

Deadline: 30 Sept 2021 or until position is filled



Paper Monkey Theatre: Arts Administrator/Arts Manager

Paper Monkey Theatre is looking for an arts administrator/manager who will take care of the business operations of the company. You will manage and promote the arts and educational activities of the company. This involves interacting with artists, performers, school teachers, supporters and staff.

Deadline: 30 Sept 2021



National Library Board: Archivist, Declassification

You will be part of the team which facilitates good practice in declassification of official files throughout the whole of government, promotes access to this original source of Singapore content while mitigating information risks. Official files are a valuable, authentic resource for understanding and appreciating Singapore history. Be part of a team that helps unlock insights into Singapore’s rich documentary heritage.

Deadline: 30 Sept 2021


National Library Board: Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications

Responsibilities include:

– Manage strategic communications for NLB’s programmes, events and announcements, including developing communications plans, corporate storytelling, messages and preparing media materials

– Assist in proactive publicity and media pitching, including facilitating media interviews and working with media on their requests and queries.

– Manage digital communications including copywriting as well as editing web and social media content.

Deadline: 3 Oct 2021



Decadance Co: Content Creator/Social Media Executive (Part-Time)

Decadance Co is looking to hire a Content Creator/Social Media Executive (Part-Time) to assist it in social media marketing strategy: producing, shooting and editing consistent and high-quality digital text and video content for its social media feeds and stories, managing its content calendar and responding to followers. The content will feature its dancers and work in creative ways that engage with and grow its audience while staying true to Decadance Co’s brand and aesthetic.

Deadline: 4 Oct 2021



ENCORE FILMS: Distribution Executive

Encore Films is committed to an employee-orientated, high performance culture that emphasises empowerment, quality, continuous improvement, and the recruitment and on-going development of a superior workplace. The candidate must be a MOVIE ADDICT to excel in this role.

Responsibilities include:

– Assist in distributing movies theatrically in Singapore and regional markets

– Build and maintain strong relationship with local and overseas partners

– Prepare sponsorship kits and proposals for potential partners / sponsors for both local and acquired movies

– Liaise with TV stations and business partners for the licensing of rights

Deadline: 15 Oct 2021



T:>Works: Development and Partnership Associate/Manager

T:>Works seeks a highly-motivated and entrepreneurial individual to be responsible for sustaining, securing and managing philanthropic revenue including institutions, individual donors, trusts and foundations, corporate partners and other funding bodies. He/She/They will work closely with the Executive Director and collaborate with the T:>Works team to ensure the success of the company’s fundraising plans.


T:>Works: Communications and Engagement Associate

T:>Works seeks a high-energy, organised and creative individual as Communications and Engagement Associate, to be responsible for overseeing the communications, media, community and digital content / social media marketing for T:>Works and its projects.



Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts: Lecturer, Fine Art Programme (Half-Load)

The candidate must provide academic leadership and support in managing the academic and operational administration of assigned courses or Programme, which include undertaking 10 to 12 contact/teaching hours per week during term time teaching art modules, including studio and research knowledge, professional and industry practices, art history and theory modules and providing support to the other Diploma programme (Art Teaching) in terms of studio practice component.



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).



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 Music.


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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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