National Arts Council (NAC) invites Singapore-based artists, curators, producers, collectives, and organisations to submit proposals for the 12th edition of Singapore Art Week (SAW) to be held from 19—28 January 2024.
Open Call for Proposal
The SAW 2024 Open Call welcomes proposals that responds to this edition's programming priorities, which are listed below.
Projects can take on one of the following formats — (a) exhibition; (b) guided tour; (c) talk, lecture, and workshop; (d) performance; (e) screenings; or (f) temporary outdoor artwork installation. Applicants may propose other formats of presentation as they deem fit for their projects.
Proposals should also focus on at least one of the following programming priorities:
a) Presenting collaborations across different creative sectors/disciplines;
b) Highlighting young curators and emerging artists and/or our artistic legacies;
c) Presenting art in non–conventional spaces and offering unique art experiences;
d) Building new audience for visual arts;
e) Using technology to make and present works and reach new audience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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) 17th March 23 (Fri), 4pm, Online
2) 18th March 23 (Sat), 10:30am, Online
—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 19th January 2024. Projects must be presented for the entire duration of Singapore Art Week 2024 (19—28th January 2024). The project’s Start Date may also begin before 19 January 2024 and its End Date may extend beyond 28 January 2024.
—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.