Image description: The image above is an artwork by Eugene Soh, a Professional artist with ART:DIS. Titled Impressionism–Faith, this abstract painting features expressive blue, black and white brushstrokes emanating from the centre, creating a visual harmony that is pleasing to the eyes. On the top right corner are details of the Inclusive Arts Residency Project such as duration of the project (27 June to 4 September 2022) and the weblink for more details (bit.ly/inclusivearts_residency). On the bottom left corner, there are overlaying words over Eugene’s artwork, “Put into practice ethical standards of diversity and enrich Singapore’s Arts & Disability sector”. Below this colourful artwork is a white space, bounded by blue borders, and features the logos of the organisers of this project – ARTDIS (Singapore) Ltd and the National Arts Council.
As a follow-up to the Masterclass: Inclusive Arts series organised by ARTDIS (Singapore) Ltd and National Arts Council, we are pleased to announce the launch of a capability-development programme to enrich the Arts & Disability sector in Singapore – the Inclusive Arts Residency Project! In a nutshell, two individual lead artists or collectives will be awarded between $5,000–$10,000 to fund their residency projects that demonstrate exemplary inclusive arts practices. Throughout the residency period of 27 June to 4 September 2022, the chosen artists/collectives will be provided:
- Regular consultation with subject-matter experts
- Access to residency venue at ART:DIS @ Bukit Merah or ART:DIS @ Changi City Point
- Collaborators, participants and volunteers who wish to participate in inclusive art practices
During the course of the 10-week residency, the chosen artists/collectives will be expected to:
- Document their processes via photography and/or videography
- Create a work-in-progress presentation (i.e. a dramatised reading, a dance movement piece, an exhibition, an audio book, a song/soundscape album, an interdisciplinary work etc.)
- Present said work-in-progress during the final week of the residency (29 August to 4 September 2022)
- Deliver a Public Sharing Session to share their processes, learning points and reflections, two weeks after the residency concludes
To be eligible for this residency, artists/collectives must have attended two of our Masterclass: Inclusive Arts modules. For more comprehensive details about this residency, please access the information pack here.