Visual Arts, Open Call

Instinc 23/24 Artist-in-Residence Program

Organised by: INSTINC Space
  • Date:
    10 Oct - 3 Nov 2023
  • Time:
    Application Deadline: 3 Nov 2023 11:59am (SGT)
  • 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
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As INSTINC prepares to embark on a new chapter with its relocation in Tanjong Pagar Distripark, we are pleased to announce the commencement of the application process for our esteemed Artist-in-Residence Program for the year 2023/24. Starting from December 2023 till December next year, we will be hosting 2 artists every 3 months to ensure a high level of support and flexibility.

Duration of Residency
- 3 months between December 2023 to December 2024
- Candidates with longer availability will be prioritised. However, 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
- 03 November 2023 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.
Over the years, INSTINC has been a proud host to over 120 international artists between 2009 and 2022, celebrating the synergy born from internal collaborations among like-minded creatives. The 23/24 AIR program is expected to sustain the success of past residencies, and continue to support the careers of participating artists.

- 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 a duration of 1 week at the end of their residencies. 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.
- 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 sqm with white walls and cement floor

Cost of Residency
- 3 months + 1 week exhibition SGD$5500
- Accommodation and living expenses excluded.

Provided by Host
- Curatorial support to identify and secure materials
- 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 by the end of November 2023.
- We will arrange an online meeting with each artist soon after to discuss the residency and potential outcome in further details.

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:

Instinc 23/24 Artist-in-Residence Program