Visual Arts, Open Call

INSTINC 24/25 Artist-in-Residence Program

Organised by: INSTINC Space
  • Date:
    1 Apr - 31 May 2024
  • Venue:
    39 Keppel Rd, #03-10 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065
    39 Keppel Rd, #03-10 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 08906539 Keppel Rd, #03-10 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore 089065


As INSTINC is marking a new milestone by celebrating its 20th year anniversary in 2024, we are excited to announce the commencement of the application process for our esteemed Artist-in-Residence Program for the year 2024/25. Starting from December 2024 till December 2025, we will be hosting two residency artists every month to champion the practices of local and international artists with a high level of flexibility and support.

This is the second term of open call for the INSTINC AIR Program in 2024. For anyone interested, the next term will be released in October 2024.

Stay tuned for further notice.


5 weeks to 12 weeks between December 2024 to December 2025

The residency is split into 2 sections: Production and Exhibition. For instance, 2 weeks of residency is equivalent to 1 week of residency + 1 week of exhibition.

Candidates with longer availability will be prioritised. However still, we encourage artists with strong interest but limited flexibility in their schedules to get in touch. We are always open to discussions about potential alternative opportunities that may align with your commitments.

Application Deadline

31 May 2024 11:59AM (SGT)

INSTINC Collaborative Residency

INSTINC seeks for artists/creative individuals whose work embodies clear conceptual ideas and innovative approaches that resonate deeply with the contemporary cultural landscape.

As an independent artist-run space, INSTINC strives to sustain artistic independence and foster a vibrant community through inventive and daring partnerships. INSTINC encourages the exchange of creative practice among professionals in contemporary art through local and international collaborations. It aims to establish a platform where artists engage with the public through its exhibitions, workshops, artist-talks, and the renowned AIR program.

Over the years, INSTINC has been a proud host to over 120 international artists between 2009 and 2024, celebrating the synergy born from internal collaborations among like-minded creatives. The 24/25 AIR program is expected to sustain the success of past residencies, and continue to support the careers of participating artists.

We believe that 12 weeks would be the most ideal span of time for a creative to be inspired, formulate, elaborate thus consummate a project to the fullest. Therefore, we highly recommend candidates to apply for a 3-month commitment. However, we understand that there are unchangeable circumstances to some. If this might be you, do not hesitate to contact us and we can discuss possible arrangements.


We welcome artists, artist duos, collectives, or any other practitioners from any medium or discipline, irrespective of their geographical location, who are craving for a dedicated space and focused time in initiating, expanding and finalising a project.

Open to all local and international artists.

Outcome of Residency

Residing artists will be given an opportunity to exhibit in the gallery space of INSTINC for 1 week at the end of their residencies, regardless of the duration of residency. Each participant will be included on the website of INSTINC, along with mention in the press release. During the residencies, social media posts will be scheduled for the promotion of artists and projects.

Areas and Facilities

Studio shared between you and another residing artist: Located in a prime site just beside PIE and Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, this studio offers a suitable environment for creators to focus on their production.

Overall size: 1000 square feet

Equipments provided in the studio: Printmaking Press, Bathroom within studio, Good light, huge windows, Tables, Easels, DIY Hardware Store nearby, Easily accessible food at the 2nd floor

Freshly renovated gallery space of approximately 50 m2 with white walls, cement floor, 5.8m high ceiling, and two movable partitions (230cm x 270cm x 43.5cm)

Cost of Residency
5 Weeks: SG$3300

9 Weeks: SG$4400

13 Weeks (90 Days) : SG$5500

Accommodation and living expenses excluded.

Provided by Host

Curatorial support

Marketing and publicity

Documentation (photographs and videos)

Opening reception at the end of the residency (optional)


The participant is responsible for obtaining visa from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (Government of Singapore) if visa is required for entering the country.

INSTINC does not have the responsibility for supporting visa, but is willing to provide an invitation letter if needed for visa application. Please refer to the ICA Official Website for more details.


Accepted artists who wish to apply for funding from their city/country can request for an invitation letter from INSTINC.

Announcement of Results

Selected applicants will be notified via email in mid June 2024. We will arrange an online meeting with each artist soon after to discuss the residency and potential outcome in further details.


Please note that this residency is not a work opportunity. To legally hold exhibitions in Singapore, all artists must notify the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore for Work Pass Exempt Activities.

Additional Benefit

Residing artists or artists who have previously exhibited/collaborated with INSTINC may receive a 10% discount on space rent

How to Apply

Anyone who wishes to apply for this residency is required to submit this online form.


For any additional inquiries, please contact

INSTINC 24/25 Artist-in-Residence Program