Who may participate in ArtsXplore?

ArtsXplore is open to Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) youths aged 15 to 35 years old. Foreigners are welcome to join, but participating teams should comprise a majority of Singaporean or Singapore PR youths.

Can I sign up as individual?

Yes, you can. We will pair you up other individual signups with similar goals and vision to form a team. You will work with the participants we assign as a team for the entire programme.

How big should each team be?

Each team should be made up of 2 to 10 members.

What are the criteria by which the project proposals will be assessed?
  • The proposal should show the impact on social issues through creative expression.
  • The proposal should highlight cross-disciplinary collaboration and hybridity of expressions. Examples:
    • Street-Dance x Classical Music
    • Cosplay x Beatboxing
    • Graffiti x Poetry
  • The proposal should show potential for evolution from initial ideation to final sharing session.
  • Only shortlisted participants will be notified.
If I am unable to attend some of the sessions, can I still participate?

To reap the maximum benefits of the programme, participants should commit to attending all the sessions listed in the above programme timeline.

What is the format of the incubation programme?

Please note that this is a virtual incubation programme, all talks, discussions, collaboration and presentations will be done virtually.

Who is behind ArtsXplore?

ArtsXplore is a joint initiative by National Arts Council and National Youth Council. This first season is organized by Spang & Lei.

Spang & Lei is Serena Pang and Ng Wen Lei. They are digital art advocates and educators who explore interaction as a form mediated through technology. Spang & Lei are Artistic Director for Noise Metaverse, National Arts Council's first immersive media and tech youth incubation programme. They have also developed a collaborative artwork with residents of Punggol to visualise neighbourhood environmental data into "Data Sculptures". They are founders of Betwixt Festival, Singapore's first home-grown digital interactive art festival created with the purpose of putting Art into the Singapore's Smart Nation endeavour.