Theatre, Open Call

Theatre Arts Conference 2023 Open Call

Organised by: SDEA (Singapore Drama Educators Association)
  • Date:
    12 Jan - 28 Feb 2023
  • Time:
    Deadline: 28 Feb 11:59pm
  • Venue:
    Goodman Arts Centre
    Goodman Arts CentreGoodman Arts Centre


Creatives, by nature, observe, raise questions, stimulate thought, and develop agency. As we dig our roots deeper to find meaning in our current contexts, practices, and environments, we branch wide to explore new ways of doing and ways of being in an increasingly complex world. The SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2023 aims to examine these current and evolving ways, especially within education, community, and performance.

Inviting artists, educators, practitioners and researchers to think about their work through the lenses of Practices & Pedagogies, Spaces & Places, and/or Causes & Communities, this conference will feature a range of presentations, workshops, lectures, and performances.

Rooting Deep, Branching Wide: Strengthening Practices and Expanding Possibilities, calls for proposals that respond to the theme - addressing but not limited to:

- Process-driven work on social justice, equity and diversity

- Creative work on environment, sustainability and climate change

- Creative practices as acts of care, resistance, reconnection and regeneration

- Representation and inclusion in the arts

- Creative practices in formal and nonformal sites of learning

- Unconventional interventions in conventional spaces

- Creative work in spaces and places of tension and conflict

- Creative practices that question the status-quo

- Artistic activism for social change

- Reimagination of creative pedagogies in education

- Digitalisation as an enabler for creative engagement in a hybrid world

- Artist-led responses and strategies to address significant societal matters

The SDEA Theatre Arts Conference 2023 will be conducted in a hybrid format. It will take place from 30th June 2023 to 2nd July 2023.

SDEA Theatre Arts Conference is currently accepting proposal applications. The call will close on Tuesday 28 February, 11:59pm (SGT).

Apply and find out more at

Theatre Arts Conference 2023 Open Call