Singapore Art Museum's International Artist Residencies: Third Cycle

Singapore. Deadline: May 31st

Photo: Four Minutes to Midnight, 2021. Courtesy of SAM

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has opened applications for its third cycle of international residency program. The focus for this cycle is on allyship, solidarities, building alternative knowledge, and thinking in betweens. The residency welcomes artists, curators, educators, and creative practitioners from all disciplines and mediums around the world to apply for the 2025/2026 cycle, which will run from April 2025 to September 2026.

Since 2021, SAM Residencies has hosted over 50 residents from 30 countries at its industrial warehouse space at Tanjong Pagar Distripark. The program offers a platform for artistic experimentation, supporting practitioners throughout their creative process, professional and artistic development, and international network building. Residents are encouraged to involve communities and the public through various activities like talks, workshops, screenings, field trips, and experimental formats.

There are three types of residencies: Artist, Community & Education, and Curatorial & Research. The artist residency is open to artists and collectives developing their artistic practices and engaging with emergent modes of art-making. The Community & Education residency is for practitioners exploring the relationship between artistic practice and education or engaging with local communities or the public. The Curatorial & Research residency is for curators and researchers working towards new modes of curatorial thinking and research processes.

Selected residents will be in-residence between April 2025 and September 2026 for a period of one to six months. Applications will be assessed by an international panel of respected professionals from different disciplines. Only selected residents will be notified. For more details on SAM Residencies and access to the application portal, please visit the SAM website.