Open Call for ISPA’s Singapore Fellowship Program
Title: Open Call for ISPA’s Singapore Fellowship Program
The National Arts Council has partnered the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) to establish the Singapore Regional Fellowship, which provides up to three-year access to ISPA’s extensive international network of arts professionals to three mid-career leaders from Singapore’s performing arts community.
Participants join the ISPA membership and attend the Virtual Edition: 2021 ISPA Congress (January 2021), Reykjavik 2021 ISPA Congress, and both the New York 2022 and 2023 ISPA Congresses where they engage in the development and exchange of ideas with leaders from some of the world's most significant presenting organizations, performing arts organizations, artist management agencies, cultural policy groups, foundations, festivals and related professionals.
Performing arts professionals who are deeply committed to increasing the global connectivity of the performing arts industry, as well as those who take initiative in their own professional development, are most likely to benefit. Please be aware that the ISPA Congress is not a traditional arts market and opportunities for self-promotion are limited.
The Fellowship consists of four components:
*The above schedule is a projection and subject to further confirmation. Physical attendances are to be confirmed, in view of the Covid-situation.
In 2021, Fellows receive:One-year ISPA membership with access to all member benefits, including registration to the Virtual Edition: 2021 ISPA Congress (January 11 – 15, 2021) and online Fellows-only seminar;Full Pass registration to the Reykjavik 2021 ISPA Congress (June 9 – 11, 2021); andUp to 2575 USD to assist with travel and accommodation expenses related to attending the congress
Pending a successful annual review, Fellows are eligible to participate for up to two additional years and receive membership, New York Congress registration, and up to 2,575 USD travel subsidy. The National Arts Council Singapore is supporting 95% of the costs of the Fellowship Program. Participants will be required to contribute 5% of program costs (300 SGD per year).
The Singapore Fellowship Program seeks to engage leaders within the professional performing arts sector in Singapore. Participants must be based in Singapore and be interested in developing their careers through an extended engagement with ISPA.Be permanent residents or citizens of SingaporeBe currently employed/working in the performing artsHave a minimum of five years professional experience in the performing artsHave not received an ISPA Fellowship in the pastHave the ability to attend and fully participate in ISPA for the next three yearsDemonstrate commitment to increasing international connectivity of Singapore’s performing arts sectorExhibit keen interest and strong initiative in their own professional development and that of their company
Those interested in applying for ISPA’s Singapore Fellowship must submit an application form online. (https://www.ispa.org/page/fellowship_landing)
The application deadline is Friday, October 2, 2020 at 17:00 EDT (New York Time) (which will be Saturday, October 3, 2020, 5:00am Singapore time). This deadline will not be extended, and late submissions will not be reviewed.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by November 6, 2020.