Mentor Access Project (MAP)

Mentor Access Project (MAP) is the most established writing mentorship programme in Singapore, developing young and emerging writers in our four official languages- English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. 


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Toji Cultural Centre Residency for Singapore Writers

The Program for Supporting Creative Works and Cultural Exchanges by Foreign Writers is administered by the Toji Cultural Foundation to provide residential facilities and a quiet environment for writers to work in and focus on their craft. The residency provides the opportunity for writers to dedicate their time entirely to writing new literary works. 10 to 14 international and Korean writers and artists are nominated every year to reside at Toji Cultural Centre, a literary guesthouse located in the city of Wongju, Gangwon province, a two-hour drive from Seoul.


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For 2016, the National Arts Council is pleased to offer up to 2 Singapore writers a fully-paid residency under the International Writing Program (IWP). Administered by the University of Iowa, the IWP is the oldest and largest multinational writing residency in the world.


Applications close on 15 March 2016, 5pm.


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The following schemes are available to support the capability development of literary arts professionals in Singapore: