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What is the incubation programme about?

The aim of the incubation programme is to provide support for upcoming choreographers/artists who are eager to ask and explore critical questions about their traditional form.

How will the programme support participants who are part of the incubation?

Participants will go through ideation, planning, pitching, performing, and evaluating their work. During this, they will be supported with individual consultations, workshops, a $1000 stipend, free rehearsal space, a digital journal documenting their creative process, networking opportunities, and a Work-in-Progress presentation to industry stakeholders.

What is the duration of the incubation programme?

The incubation programme is an 8 week program for selected applicants from an open call, focusing on traditional dance forms.

What do I need to do to sign up for the programme?

Applicants will need to fill in an application form, and upload the following documents:
-A proposal for an idea that they want to explore further
-An Artist Statement

What does an artist statement entail?

Your written artist statement should be about 600-800 words long. There are prompts stated in the guidelines related to your practice, your values, and unique perspective as a practitioner. You are encouraged to engage with and respond to these prompts critically.

Who is the incubation programme open to?

The programme is open to Singapore Citizens/Permanent Residents who are independent traditional arts practitioners between the ages of 21-35, and are Self-Employed Persons (SEPs).

Will we have access to the digital journal at the end of the programme?

All applicants who have successfully completed the programme will receive a copy of their digital journal.

How will participants be selected? What is the selection process like?

All applications will be reviewed by the organising team of Scarlet Mela. The selection process will place more emphasis on the applicants’ motivations and interest in expanding their practice further, as well as ensuring a pool of participants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

How are the consultations conducted? Is there a structure to them?

Consultations are held on a one on one basis. The structure of the consultations will be kept open and flexible in order to cater to the participants’ needs.

Does the work presented have to be a research presentation of the process, or a choreographic work?

Participants are free to culminate their ideas into any form that they are comfortable with.