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13 Nov 2022

Singapore | cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival 2023

The cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival 2023 invites dance and movement artists from Singapore and the world to submit completed works to be presented at a mixed bill of performance works as part of Open Stage in Singapore, 23–25 June 2023. 

Open Stage is for tour-ready, high-calibre short performance works from all over the world, especially Southeast Asia. Each year, Open Stage presents a selection of dance talent, creating a space for Singaporean, Southeast Asian and international dance artists to share the stage and connect with local audiences.

The platform includes 1–2 days of live performances and a post-show dialogue with all participating artists. Presenting artists will also be seen by the Festival’s network of international festival directors and programmers, with the possibility of further touring and performance opportunities. 

Works must have been presented at least once before and applications for solos and duets are recommended, although small groups are also welcome to apply. 


  • Each selected work will receive a performance fee (approximately 500 SGD to 800 SGD for a 15–20 minute solo work).
  • Selected artist(s) may also be invited to teach a class as part of the Festival line-up, remunerated separately. 
  • For Singaporean artists, up to six hours of studio space can be set aside for rehearsals. 
  • For international applicants residing outside of Singapore, the Festival provides a small performance honorarium, accommodation and per diems for a touring party of up to two artists/personnel (inclusive of collaborators and technical staff if necessary).

Please note that the Festival does not support the cost of airfares, visas or travel insurances, although letters of support can be provided for travel grant applications upon request. 

Application guidelines 

Deadline: 13 November 2022

Image 1: 𝘚𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘭𝘰𝘲𝘶𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘵 by Katrina Bastian (New Zealand/USA); 𝘓𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘰 by Chloe Chua (Singapore/Germany)