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20 May 2011

Singapore | Creative Writing Residency open call

First creative writing residency programme in Singapore open to published writers in English, in all genres, from around the world.  This one year residency starts in August 2011, jointly organised by NUS university and The Arts House.

NUS USP-TAH Creative Writing Residency – Call for Applications!


Application for the 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 a written work in English;

  2. Generate interaction and critical discussion among potential writers and stimulate new writing from them through mentorship and public programmes.

The completed work, which can be fiction or non-fiction, may cover any topic, and should be in one of the following forms; prose, verse, stage play, radio play or screenplay. The work must be of a standard ready for publication and for a public reading/lecture.

The residency will be for a period of one year from 1 August 2011 to 31 July 2012 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;

  2. Not be enrolled as a full time student in an undergraduate or graduate programme or fully employed by any organisation at the time of appointment of the Residency.

See website for all other details and how to apply.

Read more about the residency and previous writers in residence.

Application deadline: 20 May 2011