The Vault: Lite Residency
The Vault: Lite is the exploratory arm of The Vault, with an emphasis on experimenting and ideating genre, form and content of Singapore Theatre classics.
An eight-week long residency for three to five selected artists, The Vault: Lite accepts proposals seasonally via open calls. We are looking for ideas that:
Respond to a text-based work from the Singapore Theatre canon
Respond to the given theme of the seasonal open calls
Display innovative approaches to interpreting the selected canonical text
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this platform for?
This platform is for theatre practitioners who are interested in exploring past works from the Singapore Theatre canon and creating contemporary responses to them.
What is the structure of The Vault: Lite?
The Vault: Lite is a 8 to 12-week long residency for 3 to 5 artists-in-residence. It will culminate in a series of concept sharing sessions at key milestones with fellow artists-in-residence and the public. This includes, but is not limited to:
- A public mid-point sharing where the selected artists can expect to discuss and share about their progress and some approaches they have adopted
- A public sharing at the end of the residency which could take the form of a lecture or a creative presentation, but must demonstrate:
- The project’s premise
- The project’s discoveries
- A creative direction
How is this residency different from The Vault?
Both The Vault and The Vault: Lite have similar aims of encouraging engagement with plays from Singapore theatre history and manifesting them as responses from both a critical and a personal point of view. However, unlike The Vault, The Vault: Lite is a shorter 8 to 12 week-long residency aimed at the ideation of such a response. Hence, The Vault: Lite is the exploratory arm of The Vault, which focuses on the upstream process of creating the response, with an emphasis on experimenting and ideating genre, form and content.
In addition, The Vault: Lite may carry a theme that artists-in-residence will have to respond to. The Vault: Lite is also open to 3 to 5 artists-in-residence per intake, in order to stimulate cross-sharing and mutual support for this early ideation and research stage.
What can artists-in-residence look forward to as part of this residency?
Artists-in-Residence can look forward to
- A fixed stipend
- Opportunities for documentation, artist reflection and social media features
- Future possibilities in developing their ideas into a future The Vault project
How often does this residency accept artists-in-residence?
The Vault: Lite holds seasonal Open Calls once a year. Please stay tuned for more updates.
How do I apply to be under the The Vault: Lite Residency?
To apply to be a part of The Vault: Lite Residency, please look out for our seasonal Open Calls. Applicants may be required to submit a proposal articulating their project ideas, including the following:
- Choice of play from Singapore Theatre canon
- A research question that responds to the selected play
- How the research question and play relate to the theme
Not sure if this residency is suitable for you or your work or have more questions for us? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org