Creating new work for new markets is essential to the ongoing sustainability of the cultural and creative industries. Supported by the Tasmanian Government and developed in partnership with Arts Tasmania, this initiative is designed to support self- determined engagement for Tasmanian artists and arts organisations to research or create new work for new markets in Singapore and potentially South East Asia (SEA).
The development of new markets in the cultural and creative industries has traditionally taken place through touring and in-person visits. During the COVID-19 pandemic, international mobility halted, and live presentations and exhibitions paused for considerable lengths of time. Asialink Arts has designed this program, which evolves incrementally over two years, to re-consider and re-start international engagement. It is focused on sharing insights on platforms and audience engagement, developing connections and supporting partnerships. We will deliver the program through digital and hybrid modes, leading to in-person market opportunities in Singapore in a COVID-safe environment.
Stage 1 – Briefing: Insider Perspectives on Singapore Arts Now: what, who and how – completed February 2022
Stage 2 – Workshops: Selection through an expression of interest (EOI) process
This stage offers an in-depth workshop on cultural context and specific artform market characteristics and opportunities. We will select up to ten artists and arts organisations who have a plan and deep interest in engaging with Singaporean and SEA artists, organisations and markets.
EOI Opens: Monday 2 May, 2022
EOI closes: Monday 23 May, 2022, 5pm
EOI notification: Wednesday 1 June, 2022
Workshop date: Wednesday 15 June, 2022
- Tasmanian resident
- Commitment to your identified program through 2022-2023
- The skills and capacities of the individuals or organisations involved
- The benefit of the activity to the individuals or organisations.
Stage 3 – Focused support: Selection through application
This stage offers ongoing one-on-one development support from the second half of 2022 through to approximately mid-2023.
Asialink Arts will work closely with up to two artists or arts organisations to build connections and work towards:
a) specific curated itinerary in Singapore and
b) the development and presentation/showcase of new work.
To be eligible for Stage 3 you must have participated in Stage 2. The Stage 3 EOI will be shared during the Stage 2 workshops. It will require a mini business case, including a rationale or plan for Singapore, project description, anticipated costs, potential collaborators etc. A template will be provided – you may not have the answers to all these questions at this stage.
EOIs for Stage 3 will be sought in late June/early July 2022.
EOIs and applications will be assessed by a panel including Singapore arts leaders and representatives from Asialink Arts and Arts Tasmania.
*Stage 3 includes travel to Singapore for showcases and/or presentation of work leading to new trade opportunities and collaborative co-production outcomes. Financial support includes an honorarium towards research and development, costs associated with travel (flights, accommodation, per diems) and seed funding for new work and presentation (to be negotiated).
*All programs will be collaboratively designed in line with current health advice and regulations.
*To be eligible for Stage 2 and 3, participants must be able to commit to a negotiated timeline of 1-2 years covering meetings on a negotiated schedule with Asialink Arts and Singaporean partners and a trip to Singapore, likely in late 2022 or the first half of 2023.
The program overview can be found here: https://asialink.unimelb.edu.au/arts/whats-on/2020/singapore-now-for-tasmanian-creative-industries.
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