Thursday, October 28, 2010

Paid artist residency for documentary filmmakers

Deadline: 31 October 2010 (1st cycle), 31 January 2011 (2nd cycle)


The Objectifs Artist-in-Residence programme is open to all photographers, filmmakers and mixed media artists who have photography and film incorporated into their work.

Our aim is to provide visual artists, who want to develop their craft, with a supportive platform,
conducive for the creation and development of new personal work. Being in a new environment allows artists to interact with the local arts community and exposes artists to a diversity of cultures and ideas.

During the residency period, the artist-in-residence is given access to the centre's available
equipments and facilities. The artist-in-residence is also entitled to observe up to three of the centre's regular activities.

The Objectifs Residency & Lab is supported by the National Art Council, Singapore.

Who can apply

We welcome all genres of film and photographer including, but not limited to:
Film: documentary, narrative, experimental, video art
Photography: documentary, fine art, conceptual, photojournalism
Mixed media artists who incorporate photography or film into their work
The residency period is 4 weeks, allowing artists time to develop and complete their projects. Artists can work on existing projects.

During the residency period, the artist is expected to:
Share work-in-progress through discussions, screenings, exhibitions, keeping Objectifs updated on project progress;
Conduct up to 6 hours of workshops or seminars per week, tailored to the artist’s area of specialty;
Showcase their completed project at the end of the residency period, e.g. in the form of an exhibition or screening.
There are no restrictions on nationalities, but residents are responsible for applying for a valid tourist or social visitor’s pass.

Residents will be provided:
Travel subsidy of up to S$1,500 to contribute to return airfare (reimbursable with receipt)
Stipend of S$1,000 per month for the residency period
Material fee of up to S$1,000 for the residency project (reimbursable with receipts)
Basic accommodation for the residency period
Application dates

Artists are selected based on their experience, portfolio, submitted project proposal and
recommendations. Applications are accepted year-round. Applicants must indicate the residency
period based on the deadlines.

All applicants will receive notice of receipt and confirmation/rejection by email.


1) General terms:

a. All residents must be 21 and above, and be conversant in English;
b. Open to both local and international applicants;
c. International applicants will be responsible for procuring their own travel visas and/or social visitors’ passes;
d. Residents will receive a stipend of S$1,000 per month for the 4 weeks residency period;
e. Accommodation will be provided for international residents during the residency period only;
f. Air ticket for international residents will be reimbursed upon receipt of original invoice.
Travel subsidy is capped at S$1,500. Amount should be approved by Objectifs prior to purchase;
g. Residents are offered a material fee of up to S$1,000 reimbursable with receipt(s);
h. Residents may apply for other grants/project funds from their own countries or in Singapore, concurrent with the Residency.

2) Residency commitment:

a. Residents should be committed to the programme, using the period for project development or completion;
b. Residents must be available for up to 6 hours of workshops or seminars per week, tailored to the artist’s area of specialty;
c. Artists will retain copyrights of all works developed or produced during the residency;
d. Residents will showcase completed project at the end of the 4 weeks residency period, e.g. in the form of an exhibition or screening.

3) Residency Organisers and partners:

a. We request that artists allow the sponsors of the event reproduction rights for works
developed or produced during the residency. Such reproduction will only be for noncommercial
purposes in relation to the residency, highlighting the partners’ support for the event – all images, video clips or works reproduced will include credit to the artist. Partners and sponsors should be acknowledged in the artist’s works accordingly;
b. Artists need to submit a feedback of their residency and copy of their project (in the
highest possible format – e.g. Beta SP / high-resolution images) at the end of the residency;
c. Residents guarantee that they are entitled to reproduce and exploit all of the underlying rights in their projects – e.g. music and script. Residents must have the permission or rights to all parts of their work created during their residency and indemnify Objectifs against any claims in relation to such guarantees;
d. In the event the artist-in-residence is unable to fulfil the residency terms or does not complete the residency without valid reasons, Objectifs reserves the right to recover partial or full costs as provided during the residency.

4) Please fill in the application form (next page), and include the following attachments:

a. Project Proposal (not more than 4 pages)
Artist must clearly state the project that will be developed during the residency period. Projects should workable within Singapore and not require any overseas travel;
Projects already in-development may also be included. For example – filmmakers can include scripts, documentaries, short films and animation; photographers can include development of a new or existing body of work with a slideshow or exhibition showcase.
b. Resume and portfolio
Include professional, academic and technical experience in photography and/or filmmaking;
Include list of awards (e.g. film festivals, grants), publications etc, where relevant;
Portfolio (DVD showreel or CD-rom of photographs) – please do not send original/master copies as they will not be returned (local applicants can include a self-addressed stamp envelope if they wish to get back their portfolio). We accept website links to works available online.
c. Letter(s) of recommendation (Max. 2).
Deadline: 31 October 2010

The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2010.

The Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three (3) months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.

The amount of Fellowship is based in the principles on travel expenses to and from Iceland, plus living expenses while in the country. Should two equally-qualified candidates be under consideration, preference will, as rule, be given to a candidate from Eastern or Southern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America or Oceania.

The Árni Magnússonar Institute for Icelandic Studies assists Fellows during their stay in Iceland, at the conclusion of which Fellows are expected to submit a report to the Institute on how the grant was spent.

There is no special application form for the Fellowships. Applicants should submit a brief but thorough account of the purposeof their stay in Iceland, specifying period of stay, as well as details of education and publications.

Further information at:

Applications should be sent by ordinary mail (no e-mail application) not later than 31 October 2009 to:

The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies
The Sigurður Nordal Office
P.O. Box 1220
121 Reykjavík

With any further queries contact

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