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The Jalan Besar Writing Residency (2020/2021)

The Jalan Besar Writing Residency is back, and seeks to support 2 Singapore-based writers looking for time and space to create and carry out text-based projects. The residency will be held from 12 October 2020 to 31 March 2021, with an option to extend their residency for another 1-4 months if necessary.

In light of the current pandemic, Sing Lit Station understands the limitations that will come with utilising our physical space. As such, we are excited to announce that each Writer-in-Residence will receive a budget of SGD $1,250 each to further empower and enable their creative processes. Applicants are welcome to suggest novel ways of utilising the funds for their Residency, as well as interesting ways to document the development of their projects during the Residency.

Our Writers-in-Residence will be given the access code to our office, an assigned desk space, and full access to our resources (physical library, online archives / documents, network of people & expertise) once legislation allows us to do so (i.e. during post-Circuit Breaker Phase 3). They are welcome to write, hold meetings, carry out projects and use the venue in any way befitting to their practice. 

Towards the close of their Residency, our Writers-in-Residence will be obliged to hold a public-facing programme (i.e. talk, workshop, reading) to commemorate the end of their time with Sing Lit Station.

Applications to the 2020/2021 Jalan Besar Writing Residency will open on 03 Aug 2020, and will close on 09 Oct 2020. Applicants will be required to submit:

  1. A CV;
  2. A cover letter detailing any ongoing creative projects and how they intend to utilise the resources provided by Sing Lit Station;
  3. A writing sample;
  4. A budget, detailing the proposed use of funds up to SGD$1,250. (The line items could include costs incurred by the organisation of readings, workshops, performances, manuscripts or other events, as well as misc. items such as workspace tools, purchase of a Zoom account, equipment necessary for documentation and presentation of works, etc.)

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SING LIT STATION LTD (est. July 2016) is a non-profit organisation, registered charity and Institution of Public Character (IPC). Our core mission is to grow the local literary community. Through our programmes and initiatives, we aim to be a platform where readers and writers can meet.

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