Creative Writing Residency, National University of Singapore

Sunday, November 25, 2012
Application for the Singapore Creative Writing Residency programme is now open. Created to promote creative writing, this is the first such writing residency in Singapore. It is jointly organised by the National University of Singapore’s University Scholars Programme (NUS USP) and The Arts House (TAH).The Residency aims to:  
1. Provide time and opportunity for the Resident to complete or make substantial progress with a written work (the “Work”) in English of substantial length and content. 
2. Generate interaction and critical discussion among potential writers and stimulate new writing from them through public programmes organised by the Resident in Singapore. 
The work, which can be fiction or non-fiction, cover any topic, and should be in one of the following forms; prose, verse, stage play, radio play or screenplay. The completed Work, or, part of a work must be of publishable standard, and part must be for a public reading/lecture by the end of the Residency, or shortly thereafter.
The residency will be for a period of 6 months from 01 July 2013 to 31 December 2013 and the resident will be required to take up residence at Cinnamon College, the USP residential college at National University of Singapore. The resident will receive a monthly stipend of $3,500 as well as a bonus at the end of the residency (which is subject to performance). The resident will be provided with board, lodging, a computer, and supporting peripherals during the tenure of his/her residency.

The programme invites applicants of any nationality. Applicants must:
  1. Be a published writer of English-language works;
  1. Not be enrolled as a full time student in an undergraduate or graduate programme, or fully employed by any organisation at the time he/she is granted the Residency. Applicants of all nationalities are welcome to apply.

Selection for the Residency will be based on:
  1. Artistic achievement and potential of the applicant;
  1. The strength of his/her proposal for activities during the Residency to conduct public programmes involving students and potential writers; and
  1. Interview performance (for shortlisted candidates only)

Application form and all supporting materials should be postmarked no later than 18 January 2013, and addressed to:
Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2013
Attn: Professor John Richardson
University Scholars Programme
18 College Ave East
Cinnamon College, University Town
Singapore 138593

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