1. Obligations

1.1. What am I expected to do during the A4G Fellowship?

    Fellows must attend all components of the Fellowship in its entirety, as follows:

    • Webinars
    • Exchange Programme in Singapore
    • Exchange Programme in another city (destination to be updated)

    You must facilitate and participate in peer learning and sharing sessions. You are also expected to actively contribute to the development and implementation of community-based initiatives throughout the duration of the Fellowship.

1.2. Is it possible to only attend either one of the exchange programmes?

    All A4G Fellows are expected to attend all components of the Fellowship, including the webinars and both exchange programmes.

1.3. Is the Arts for Good Fellowship the same as the Artists for a Better World programme?

    Yes. The Arts for Good Fellowship was formerly known as the Artists for a Better World programme. Since 2018, it was renamed the Arts for Good Fellowship to demonstrate stronger alignment with the objectives of our Arts for Good initiative: to harness the power of arts and culture to effect positive social change.

2. Eligibility

2.1. Who can apply for the Arts for Good Fellowship?

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

    • An arts and culture practitioner, arts administrator, creative professional or programme officer from the education and social 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 components of the programme.
    • Financially able to support your travel expenses to participate in the Fellowship.
    • Conversant and able to communicate in English.

    We accept applicants of all ages or nationalities.

2.2. Can more than one person from the same organisation apply?

    Yes, each application is assessed on its own merit. Multiple submissions from the same organisation are welcome. However, applications must be submitted separately as we do not accept joint applications.

2.3. Who has participated in the Fellowship in previous years?

    You may find out more about Fellows from the past years here.

2.4. Can I reapply if I have applied to previous editions of the Fellowship?

    Yes, each application is assessed on its own merit. We encourage you to detail your most recent achievements and projects in your latest application.

3. Access Needs

3.1. I have a disability. May I apply to the Fellowship?

    If you identify as a disabled person or have specific access requirements related to your impairments, we will work with you to ensure that we can create the best access possible during your participation in the Fellowship. Do write to us at [email protected] to let us know how we can best support you.

4. Evaluation

4.1. What criteria does SIF look out for in evaluating an application?

    We value the benefits of peer learning and look for the following characteristics in the applicants to ensure the most conducive learning environment for our Fellows.

    • An artistic practice or professional career that demonstrates evidence of excellence and merit and is applicable to the theme of the Fellowship.
    • Sustained contribution and vision in harnessing the arts for social impact.
    • Potential to give back to the community, lead other arts for good practitioners in his/her community and collaborate across sectors/borders.

4.2. May I appeal the outcome of the application?

    All outcomes are final, and we are unable to review any appeals. We look forward to receiving outstanding applicants every year and encourage unsuccessful applicants to continue to grow your interest and apply again in the subsequent editions.

4.3. I do not work with children and/or youths. Will this affect the assessment of my application?

    Applications with experiences working directly or indirectly with children and/or youth will be viewed favourably. Nonetheless, your application will still be considered if you work with other communities.

5. Support and Funding

5.1. What financial support will the SIF provide to Fellows?

    The SIF will provide travel support for Fellows during the two exchange programmes.
    Please see the table below for the financial support available to you based on your country of residence:

    If you are based in…
    Country Amount
    Singapore or Delhi, India SGD 250
    Other parts of India SGD 350
    ASEAN (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) excluding Singapore SGD 500
    Rest of the world SGD 800

    Apart from the travel support provided above, the SIF will provide full board over the duration of the two exchange programmes.

5.2. Where can I seek other sources of funding to support my participation in the Fellowship?

You can refer to funding guides available here and here to seek additional support for the Fellowship. Upon request, we may provide you with a Letter of Offer to validate your participation in the Fellowship.

6. Application Process

6.1. How do I apply for the A4G Fellowship?

    You may apply online using this form:

    https://form.jotform.me/artsforgood/2019a4gfellowship [to be updated]

    Please set aside approximately 30 minutes to complete the form and have the following documents ready for submission with your online application:

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

    Applications must be submitted in English. Any applications received in other languages will not be considered.

    Applications will be assessed and are subject to approval. We may get in touch with you for further information.

6.2. When is the application deadline?

    The application deadline has been extended to Day, DD Month YYYY at 11:59pm, GMT+8 (Singapore Time) [to be updated]. Check here to convert to your local time.

    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
    • Applications not received by the deadline will not be considered.

    Note: Please allow an appropriate amount of time based on your Internet upload speed to submit all your documents online before the deadline.

7. Timeline

7.1. When will I know the result of my application?

    The status of your application status will be available by June 2020 Please see the table below for a timeline of the application process:

    Period Procedure
    20 March 2020 Start of Open Call
    26 April 2020* Close of Open Call
    May 2020 Review of Applications
    June 2020 Notification of Application Status

    *Extended deadline for applications

8. Obligations

8.1. If I am offered the Fellowship, do I have to accept the offer immediately?

    Successful applicants will receive a provisional place in the Fellowship programme and will have one week to accept the offer. If we do not receive a response from you within the week of offer, your place in the Fellowship will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.

    Once you accept the provisional offer, we will contact you for further information and follow up with a formal agreement.

If you have any further question(s), please email us at [email protected]