Esplanade's inaugural Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency to launch in 2022 — submit your applications now

Esplanade's inaugural Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency to launch in 2022 — submit your applications now

The open call application window for the Esplanade's inaugural Contemporary Performing Arts Research Residency in Singapore is now open. 

Organised by the Esplanade and supported by the National Arts Council (NAC), the artistic research development programme is an initiative to support creative research in contemporary performing arts. To do so, it will equip participants with time as well as space to experiment, develop, make artistic inquiries, conduct research, and engage in interdisciplinary and transcultural dialogue. 

Taking on the theme "Potential Territorialities: Body, Space and Identity in Performance", the first edition of the programme — which will run from April to June 2022 —  seeks to "develop collective and diverse perspectives on body, space and identity within performance research and expand habits in performance making". 

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From now till 31 May 2021 (11:59 PM SGT), artists, curators, writers, programmers, researchers, and practitioners from both Singapore and international countries can apply for either the Artist-in-Residence residency or the Researcher-in-Residence residency via Esplanade's official website

As part of the programme, artists will receive a stipend (S$2,000 per month; minimum one month, maximum three months ) while researchers will receive an allowance (S$60 per day; minimum two weeks, maximum one month). All residents will be given access to a shared-working space and studios. 

During their tenure, residents will be invited to present at least one public programme of their choice, which will be co-developed with the Esplanade Team. 

Applications will be reviewed by an esteemed selection panel comprising international curators, managers, programmers, and artists from 1 June to 30 June 2021. Successful applicants will be notified in July 2021. 

For enquiries, contact residencies@esplanade.com.