Open Call 2022
Open Call 2022
Singapore Art Week 2022 returns from 14 to 23 January 2022. 

For its 10th anniversary, SAW 2022 is inviting artists, curators, producers and partners to develop physical, digital and hybrid projects that explore re-generation and transformation in the new world that we live in.  As we ponder this sea-change and our relationship with the world, SAW 2022 invites all to explore the possibilities that this moment in time offers: ways forward and ways to connect, beyond time, borders, cultures and histories. How do we harness art’s potential to interrogate the present, uplift spirits, and envisage a sturdy future for ourselves? Shall we and can we, be the difference for a transformed tomorrow? 

Open Call for Proposals
SAW 2022 is seeking to present innovative visual arts projects that will temporarily take over the island during SAW 2022. 

Singapore-based artists, collectives, institutions, organizations and other art intermediaries are welcome to participate in the Open Call. Proposals that involve collaborations with foreigners are eligible, as long as the lead applicant(s) (who plays a lead role in the production) and at least half the artistic team comprises Singaporeans or Permanent Residents.

Projects must be presented continuously for the entire duration of 14 – 23 January 2022. However, the project’s start date may begin before 14 January 2022 and its end date may extend beyond 23 January 2022.

SAW’s funding support varies by project type. Previously successful projects have received funding between $15,000 and $40,000.

Please download the SAW 2022 Open Call Brief for full details of the terms and conditions of the Open Call. We urge all interested parties to read the brief.

How to Apply
Interested applicants are required to submit the following as part of their application:
  1. Application Form 
  2. Proposed Budget Form 
  3. CVs/Portfolios of key personnel
  4. Proposed list of artworks (where relevant)
  5. Other supporting documents (where relevant) 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to include the proposed venue and complete list of artists/artworks to allow for a more holistic assessment of the proposals. Applicants should not include open calls in their proposals as a complete list of artists/artworks is required for evaluation. 

All necessary documents can be downloaded here. The documents should be sent via email to artweek@nac.gov.sg by the extended deadline, 9 July 2021 (Friday), 1800 hours. Unfortunately, late submissions will not be considered. 

Should you be interested in discussing your proposals with us ahead of the deadline, please contact the Singapore Art Week team at artweek@nac.gov.sg

About Singapore Art Week 2022
The Singapore Art Week (SAW) is an annual visual arts platform jointly organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and the Singapore Economic Development Board to profile homegrown artists and art projects.  Held each year in January, SAW takes place in and around the island across various venues where we live and work: arts and cultural institutions, private galleries, art precincts, independent art spaces, public spaces and homes. SAW is a platform that brings fresh and innovative programmes to both local and international audiences.

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