Arts for Good Fellowship 2018/19 for International Professionals (Funding Available)

Arts for Good Fellowship 2018/19 for International Professionals (Funding Available)

Deadline: July 16, 2018

Applications are open for the Arts for Good Fellowship. This is an annual programme organised by the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) to grow the Arts for Good ecosystem by fostering a community of practice that harnesses the power of arts and culture to create positive social change.

The fellowship brings together international professionals such as artists, art administrators and programmers from the social sector on a three-step fellowship comprising webinars and two exchange programmes. This year, the fellowship will explore the theme of youth empowerment through arts and culture.

Through the Arts for Good Fellowship, participants will

  • Build capacity and learn key skills and knowledge to run an effective Arts for Good initiative
  • Connect with professionals from a international ecosystem that are keen in harnessing the arts for social change

If you are an artist, arts administrator, educator or programmer with a social welfare organisation with an interest in harnessing the arts towards positive social change, apply today!


The fellowship has three steps across a seven-month period from September 2018 to February 2019, comprising of online webinars and two exchange programme:

  • Online webinars and Facebook group The webinars and Facebook group aim to provide participants with an online platform to connect, interact, and keep updated on relevant information throughout the duration of the fellowship.
  • Two exchange programmes in Singapore and Chennai, India1 The exchange programmes aim to provide an opportunity for fellows to convene and gain insights into the interdisciplinary nature and demands of an impactful Arts for Good project in a specific city. Through peer learning, site visits, experiential workshops and networking sessions, fellows will be able to connect with different stakeholders, expand their capacities and gain new perspectives.

Each exchange with take place across a four-day period in these cities:

  • Singapore (20 to 23 November 2018)*
  • Chennai, India (19 to 22 February 2019)* *dates to


The SIF will be partially supporting the expenses for fellows during the two exchange programmes to Singapore and Chennai, India. Please see the table below for the expenses supported:

Full Support: 

All the following reflected within the fellowship during the two exchange programmes will be fully supported by SIF:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Local-on-the ground transportation

Partial Support:

Depending on which region of the world you are travelling from, partial support will be provided for the following travel-related expenses on a reimbursement basis, at the end of the respective exchange programme:

  • Flights/ train/ bus tickets to and from your country/ city of residence
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa application
  • Airport transfer

Refer to the list below to find out how much support is available to you.

  • For Singapore/ India, you will be reimbursed up to S$250, or fifty percent (50%), whichever value is lower
  • For ASEAN (excluding Singapore), you will be reimbursed up to S$500, or fifty percent (50%), whichever value is lower
  • For Rest of the world, you will be reimbursed up to S$800, or fifty percent (50%), whichever value is lower


Join them if your work involves harnessing the power of the arts and culture for social impact, and you meet the following criteria:

  • Are an arts and culture practitioner, creative professional, art administrator or programmer from the social and education sector
  • Have a minimum of two years’ professional or voluntary practice, and demonstrate commitment to lead and effect change through your work
  • Have prior experience working with a community through the arts, demonstrating a strong interest in arts-based projects aimed at creating social impact
  • Able to attend all segments of the programme
  • Are conversant and able to communicate in English
  • Of any age or nationality

Evaluation Criteria

They value the benefit of peer learning and look for the following characteristics in the applications to ensure the most conducive learning environment for our fellows.

  • Sustained contribution and vision in harnessing the arts for social impact
  • Potential to contribute back to the community and lead other arts for good practitioners his/her community
  • An artistic practice or professional career that gives evidence of excellence and merit


Please set aside around 20 – 25 minutes to complete the form and prepare these following documents to submit together with your online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Supporting documents of recent projects

Apply online via this form.

For more information, visit Arts for Good Fellowship.