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Performing Arts - Traditional Arts Research Residency

Traditional Arts Research Residency

The Traditional Arts Research Residency aims to support artists and academics/researchers to jointly collaborate on practice-based research and/or documentation initiatives relating to traditional performing art forms. Only joint applications between Singapore-based artists and academics/researchers will be considered for the Residency.

The proposed project should focus on at least one of the following themes*:

  • Documentation and analysis of distinctive practices in the chosen traditional art form(s);
  • Research and artform exploration for the development of new creative works; and/or
  • Research and discourse on cross-cultural exchanges of traditional performing art forms in Singapore.

*Funding is prioritised towards proposals with strong use of digital technology as part of the research and creation process, and/or proposals with a long-term impact the artistic excellence and development of the relevant traditional art form(s).

The artist-in-residence will receive residency support, including:

  • A grant of up to S$20,000, covering the artist and researcher-in-residences’ honorarium, research and other relevant costs associated with the Residency; and
  • A rent-free (utilities included) studio space fitted with air-con and lights.

The application window has closed and the successful applicant will be notified by 31 March 2022. The 16-week Traditional Arts Residency should be completed within the period of 1 April to 30 September 2022.

For more information on the Traditional Arts Research Residency, please refer to the open call materials here.