Arts@SAFRA Open Call

ARTS at SAFRA Programme Open Call


SAFRA Punggol & SAFRA Toa Payoh are calling for proposals from interested artists, arts groups and arts intermediaries for Arts@SAFRA programmes to be held between Apr 2020 – Mar 2022 at the clubhouses.

About Arts@SAFRA

SAFRA have partnered the National Arts Council as part of its Arts and Culture Nodes initiative since September 2015 to engage and bond NSmen and their families through arts programmes under Arts@SAFRA.

Arts@SAFRA aims to bring a year-round of engaging and quality arts activities by established artists and arts groups to SAFRA members and the public regularly, generate awareness and develop better appreciation of the arts.

The target audiences for Arts@SAFRA at SAFRA Punggol and Toa Payoh are mainly families with young children.

Please click here to download the briefing slides for more information, if you have missed the briefing on 10 Feb 2020.

Venue: Tembusu Room, Level 5 – SAFRA Punggol

9, Sentul Crescent, Singapore 828654
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2020
Time: 2pm

Kindly RSVP to Michelle Yong at by Tue, 4 Feb 2020.

Programme Considerations

All proposed programmes should have a clear arts component and foster basic understanding and appreciation of the arts. Proposals should be suitable for general audiences, especially families with young children. They should incorporate interactive, engagement or educational elements in order to enhance the audience experience.

Artists/art groups are required to submit programme proposals in line with the following celebrations/theme below.

Club Celebrations/Themes
SAFRA Toa Payoh
  • (May) Hari Raya Puasa
  • (Aug) National Day
  • (End Nov/Dec) Festive Light up for Christmas
  • (Jan/Feb) Chinese New Year (Year of the Ox in 2021 & Tiger in 2022)
    SAFRA Punggol
    • (Jun) School Holidays (There should be bonding opportunities for parents and child)
    • (Aug) National Day
    • (Nov) Festive Light up for Christmas
    • (Jan) Chinese New Year (Year of the Ox in 2021 & Tiger in 2022)

      Programming Format Description
      (A) Performance or Installation
      • Performance

        Performances should be 45 – 60 min and must include interactive elements and audience engagement. The proposal could also include pre/ post-show activities for audiences to gain deeper appreciation of the performance.
      • Installation

        The installation will be on displayed for a minimum of 1 week. It should be visually impactful, interest the public and is interactive.
      (B) Workshop or Fringe Activity
      • Workshop

        Workshop is to be no longer than 2 hours and should preferably be related to the performance or installation in (A). It should cater for 20 to 30 pax.
      • Fringe Activity

        Fringe activity is to be no longer than 15 min and must be relatively easy for the public to participate at any time. The fringe activity should cater for at least 100 pax.


      Performance spaces are usually held at each SAFRA club atrium or in semi-sheltered space. Venue matching will be done in consultation with selected artists and arts groups based on availability and suitability of venues.

      Requirements Upon Appointment Of Programme

      Artists whose proposals have been shortlisted will be notified through email by 15 Apr 2020. SAFRA may contact the shortlisted artists from April 2020 to March 2022 for further discussion.

      Submission Details

      There is no restriction to the number of proposals to be submitted. Each form (Annex B) is to be filled up with 1 programme only. Incomplete or late proposals will not be considered. An email acknowledgement will be sent when your proposals are received in good order.

      SAFRA Club Contact Person Contact Details
      SAFRA Punggol Michelle Yong Tel: 6585 8736

      SAFRA Toa Payoh Amanda Liu Tel: 6355 4522


      Please send in the completed proposal forms consisting of Annex B and Curriculum Vitae (outlining relevant experience and track record) and email by 10 Mar 2020.


      For clarifications, please contact any of the SAFRA clubs at the contact details provided above.

      All clarifications are to be made in writing over email.

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