What is new to ArtsXplore 2.0?

ArtsXplore 2.0 will include a two weeks Pop-Up exhibition on the pitches/prototypes from Thu 17 to Thu 31 March 2022, 12 pm to 8 pm daily. Project prototypes may be exhibited in Somerset Belt. The final Pitch will be held on Sat 19 March 2022 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Who may participate in ArtsXplore 2.0?

ArtsXplore 2.0 is open to all youths in Singapore between 15 to 35 years of age and registration is free of charge.

Can I sign up as individual?

Yes – you can sign up individually or in groups of three to five. Participants will be assigned to groups of not more than five, along with other signups according to theme you have chosen to address. You will collaborate with the group for the entire programme. Themes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What is the format of the arts incubation and mentorship programme?

Drawing from ArtsXplore in early 2021, this version will be physical/blended experience depending on the Safe Management Measures at the time of the programme. We are also ready to adapt to an online version should we need to.

What are the requirements to participate in the programme?

Participants must be able to commit between December 2021 to March 2022 (4 months). You will be required to attend all 11-12 sessions, consisting of: • 4 monthly group sessions (Sat 4 Dec, Sat 18 Dec, Sat 8 Jan, Sat 12 Feb, 2 to 5 pm) • Final Pitch (Sat 19 March 2022, 2 pm to 5 pm) • 3 separately arranged consultations if needed • 3-4 days setup and management of Pop-Up exhibition (running from Thu 17 Mar 2022 to Thu 31 Mar 2022) You will need indicate when registering: • Artform you are interested in • Theme you are interested in • Your art idea/project to address the theme • What resources you will need to realise the idea/prototype Registration is free of charge and only shortlisted participants will be notified.

What are the objectives of ArtsXplore 2.0?

The central focus of this programme is to explore peer-to-peer forms of creative play and art-based collaboration along social/developmental themes that interest and impact youths. Participants will be exposed to different artists and artforms addressing the five themes each month. The teams will also receive mentorship to fine tune their project pitch/prototype. Selected projects may also have the opportunity to be showcased at Somerset Belt, a space for youths, shaped by youths.

Who is behind ArtsXplore 2.0?

ArtsXplore 2.0 is a joint initiative by National Arts Council and Somerset Belt, supported by National Youth Council and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. This edition is conceptualised and produced by Jeffrey Tan of Theatre Today. Established in 2016 by Singapore based experienced Theatre Director and Creative Producer Jeffrey Tan, Theatre Today aims to bring independent artists together for arts projects that celebrates the diversity of stories and lived experiences through intergenerational arts/theatre workshops, creative development, commissions, special events and site-specific productions. Theatre Today’s motto of ‘capturing imagination at play’ can be seen in the numerous creative projects and collaborations in Singapore and Australia.