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ArtsEquator Fellowship 2024 for Southeast Asians

Application Deadline: 21 April 2024, 11.59PM (Singapore time)

ArtsEquator invites applications from Southeast Asia for the ArtsEquator Fellowship. The Fellowship is a professional development programme for mid-career arts critics and journalists who are creating critical content about the arts in Southeast Asia.

This Fellowship is conducted remotely and does not require any travel. It provides a stipend totalling SGD5,000 for the Fellowship period from 1 July 2024 to 31 Dec 2024. It is open to critics and arts journalists from Southeast Asia only.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  1. This Fellowship is open to citizens and permanent residents of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
  2. Successful applicants must be based in and active in their own country at the period of the Fellowship.
  3. Applicants will be applying as an individual, not under a company or an organization.
  4. Applicants who hold employment elsewhere must demonstrate that they will be able to meet the deliverables of the Fellowship.
  5. Applicants must not receive other payments or grants for the content produced under the ArtsEquator Fellowship.
  6. The Fellowship is for mid-career writers in the arts with the following criteria:
    1. Applicants have at least 5 years of actively writing in the arts in any Southeast Asian country.
    2. Applicants have a proven track record. Applicants must have written criticism, reviews, essays related to arts practice, and/or other content formats such as podcast, radio, video etc, in a sustained manner for media space such as print, online publications, blogs, journals, etc.
    3. Applicants must have an existing channel to publish, circulate and distribute the Fellowship content – via existing websites, news portals, own social media accounts, substack, newsletter, blog, podcast channel or video channel that reaches their local community.
  7. Applicants should demonstrate interest in and responsibility towards the arts community of applicant’s own country and have a track record of contributing to it.
  8. Applicants should have the ability to provide social and historical context to his/her/their work and when discussing art works.
  9. Applicants have the ability to work independently and keep to assigned deadlines.
  10. Applicants must be comfortable communicating in English for the purpose of the Fellowship.
  11. Applicants who have applied previously but not selected, can apply again with a new project. Fellows who have been selected before cannot apply again.


Applicants should propose a provisionary list of the six (6)  topics/events/performances/videos/films they intend to cover during the Fellowship period in their application.

The content is NOT produced for publication on ArtsEquator.com, but to support the applicant’s own local network of publications and/or distributions.

More Info: ArtsEquator Fellowship



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