Organised by Cemeti - Institute for Art and Society in partnership with the National Arts Council (NAC)


The National Arts Council Singapore and Cemeti - Institute for Art and Society are pleased to offer a three-month artist-in-residence programme from September to November 2019 for one Singapore visual artist.


Based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the residency provides a platform for the selected artist to connect directly with local communities, build meaningful relationships, and involve them deeply as collaborators in the creative process. Drawing from this open process of research and knowledge exchange, the artist shall address key issues at stake in the local context and beyond through their works.


The successful applicant will receive funding support which can go towards living expenses for their residency period, studio and material costs and a final presentation at the end of the residency.





Costs for the selected artist's airfare, visa and travel insurance will be covered. The artist will also be provided with a per diem for daily expenses and a budget for production and a final presentation. The individual will also receive funding support to organise a post-residency outreach programme in Singapore.


Upon conclusion of the residency, the individual is also required to stage an outreach programme (eg. exhibition, talk or workshop) in Singapore to share about their research and insights. 





- Lease of a studio and living space, plus basic equipment, tools and amenities including electricity, and water usage.


- Curatorial, administrative and technical support from the host institution, exhibition and publicity services (exhibition sitting, installation and de-installation, logistics, receptions and advertisements, public relations, invitations).


- Studio visits, community dialogue platforms, excursions, and mediation of contacts to local and international curators, collectors, art critics, institutions etc. for the artist.





Application for this residency programme closes on Sunday, 17 March 2019 at 1800 hours.

Notification of results will take place by end April 2019.


For queries, please email: Kong_Yen_Lin@nac.gov.sg