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SAW x PAssionArts Open Call

SAW x PAssionArts 2025 - Open Call for Proposals

SAW x PAssionArts 2025 Open Call for Proposals

Image of 'The Everyday Vinyl - Community Mural' by DASSAD, as part of SAW x PAssionArts 2024.


National Arts Council (NAC) and People’s Association (PA) invite Singapore-based artists, curators, producers, and collectives to submit proposals for the SAW x PAssionArts Open Call for the 13th edition of Singapore Art Week to be held from 17 – 26 January 2025.

For SAW 2025, NAC will continue to collaborate with PA to present a platform for artists to work alongside Community Arts & Culture Clubs (CACCs) to engage with the community in five neighbourhoods across Singapore. The CACCs, and their geographic districts, are  Bukit Batok East (South West), Canberra (North West), Kampong Glam (Central Singapore), Tampines North (North East) and Mountbatten (South East).


Open Call for Proposals

The SAW x PAssionArts Open Call seeks participatory projects that foreground community engagement. Projects are expected to address the key message of SG60 which is “Building Our SG Together”. Projects that address the themes of being united in a shared identity, solidarity, and togetherness to forge a shared future, will be given priority.

Applicants are required to work closely with the relevant CACCs to run programmes that deepen community engagement, enabling these communities to share their stories and talent, reflect upon the themes of SG60, socialise, express themselves, and participate in the art-making process.

Proposals should contain two parts:

  1. Workshops for community engagement
    • Applicants are required to propose plans for workshops that will engage the community served by the CACCs and offer them a chance to be involved in the co-creation of an artwork. 
    • Successful applicants will be required to deliver at least 3 workshop sessions. Each session should be 2 hours long and accommodate at least 30 participants. 
    • Proposals should be accompanied with detailed lesson plans and learning objectives for the execution of each art-making workshop.
  2. Physical visual arts presentation
    • Proposed presentations may take the form of exhibitions or installations. These presentations must incorporate contributions from the community created during the workshops for community engagement. The proposed presentations may be participatory and grow through the workshops and during the exhibition period with community involvement.
    • The physical visual arts presentation must be presented for the entire duration of 17 – 26 January 2025, but applicants are strongly encouraged to stage their presentations for 30 days or more to allow for extended community engagement.
    • Proposals may include engagement activities for the community during SAW.
    • Applicants can also propose other formats of presentation as they deem fit for their projects.


To learn more about the Open Call and submission guidelines, please click here for the brief.

How to apply

Interested applicants are required to fill up an electronic application form via FormSG and submit the following required supporting documents (as stated in the brief) via Dropbox by 19 July 2024 (Fri), 6pm.

Please find the application form here:

Please submit all supporting materials here:

Applicants are highly encouraged to look through the form and prepare all the necessary information and documents beforehand, prior to filling up the application form.

If you would like to discuss your proposals with us ahead of the submission deadline, please do not hesitate to contact the Singapore Art Week team at

Briefing Sessions

We encourage interested parties to attend briefing sessions conducted by the SAW team to learn more about Singapore Art Week and the Open Call. There will be time allocated for Q&As, should you have any queries to clarify.

These sessions will take place on:

1)      28 June 2024 (Friday), 5.00pm

2)      12 July 2024 (Friday), 5.00pm

Please register for these briefings via


General Guidelines

Applicants are wholly responsible for ensuring that all components of the application are received by the National Arts Council (NAC) before the application deadline. NAC will not be able to accord any extension beyond this deadline.

SAW's funding support varies by project type and applicant. All projects are evaluated by a panel and the amount of funding received by successful projects is dependent upon an evaluation score. Successful projects may receive funding of up to S$40,000.

Proposals that involve collaborations with foreigners are eligible as long as the lead applicant(s) is a Singaporean Citizen or Permanent Resident (PR) based in Singapore and that at least half (50%) of the artistic team and artist(s) comprises of Singaporeans or Permanent Residents.

Successful applicants are required to have their projects open to the public by 17th January 2025. Projects must be presented for the entire duration of Singapore Art Week 2025 (17—26th January 2025). The project’s Start Date may also begin before 17 January 2025 and its End Date may extend beyond 26 January 2025.

Applicants are required to include the proposed venue and complete list of artists/artworks to allow for a more holistic assessment of the proposals. Should artwork images be unavailable at the point of application, applicants are required to submit preparatory drawings/visuals.

Applicants should not include open calls in their proposals as a complete list of artists/artworks is required for evaluation.