Type of work supported

We are on the lookout for collectives that fulfill the following:
Keen on unique explorations not already accounted for in the theatre landscape.
Have an element of peer to peer learning and resource-creation.
The practice is text-based, but not limited to theatrical scripts, and may include the creation of manifestos, guides, resource packs, reflections and process documentation.
Something-Something Working Group
The Something-Something Working Group was first convened through the ELEMENT#10 Research Residency at Dance Nucleus in November-December 2021. The aim is to imagine and prototype new paradigms and infrastructures for knowledge production, artistic practice and their contingent entanglements. The working group desires to facilitate ways in which artists/arts practitioners, arts workers and arts organisations (or institutions) in Singapore might question, reflect on and articulate their interna
Start: June 2022
CITRUS practices
CITRUS practices stands for Care, Intimacy, TRaUma-informed & Safer practices in the arts. We are a loose working group of arts and cultural workers who came together in 2021 to dream, read and explore ways to further grow conversations and better practices in the arts. To hear/read more about our beginnings, you can look up this podcast a few of us did with Arts Equator: https://artsequator.com/podcast-102-citrus-practices-library-of-care/  In the long run, we hope to improve the mental, emo
CITRUS practices
Start: April 2021
Critical Ecologies | Critical Anomalies
Critical Ecologies | Critical Anomalies consists of a team of 12 critics and writers, as well as documenters and translators from Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. Led by coordinator Corrie Tan, the collective is interested in mapping ecologies and vocabularies of critique in the region, and theorizing critique from regions of Southeast Asia in a collaborative way. There will be an emphasis on care ethics and care studies as applied to performance criticism, how critics are situate
Critical Ecologies | Critical Anomalies
Start: March 2021
Main Tulis Group
Main Tulis Group (MTG) is Singapore’s only collective that works on developing English and Malay plays. The emphasis is on “main” and “tulis”—writing organically, without restrictions—while also being about playwriting as a craft. The group organises regular readings of works-in- progress and is known for its dramatised readings showcase ETA : 9 MIN at Centre 42’s yearly event, Late-Night Texting. MTG also partners with institutions such as the Esplanade and the National University of Sing
Main Tulis Group
Start: February 2021
Brown Voices
Brown Voices (BV) is Singapore’s first collective of Indian theatre practitioners and playwrights. A 12-member team, founded by freelance Indian actor-director-playwright Grace Kalaiselvi, BV supports, encourages and trains play-writing, especially for quality play scripts where the narratives by Indians in Singapore take centre stage. The group previously had their regular meetings at C42, and made their debut with a reading of original works at C42’s Late-Night Texting 2019. Under the Co-Lab Residency,
Brown Voices
Start: 1 January 2021
LASALLE Actors of 2020
The LASALLE College of the Arts BA Acting Class of 2020 (Actors of 2020) will be in residence at Centre 42 for an 8-week guest residency, starting October 2020. This pilot residency is part of LASALLE's Industry & Community Engagement module where BA(Hons) Acting students take in the third and last year of their degree, and aims to  aid students in starting their professional practice. During the 8 weeks in residence, the student residents will interact with key figures in the local
Start: October 2019


Who is this platform for?

This platform is for theatre practitioners who are a part of or are looking to form a collective or working group focused on three main aspects: text-enabled practice, peer-to-peer learning and resource creation. Theatre-makers, arts managers, writers and designers are all welcomed. There recommended range of members is 3 to 20.

What kind of residents are you looking for? How do you decide the suitability of the application?

We primarily evaluate the application’s fulfilment of the aforementioned criteria. Priority will be given to collectives that are keen on explorations not already accounted for in the scene, as well as collectives that are able to commit to reciprocal sharing with C42’s other programmes and artists-in-residence. Further evaluation will be conducted by the Centre 42 team, although we often invite relevant experts to contribute their input to aid evaluation for necessary cases.

What kind of support will you provide?

Centre 42 will provide a stipend and venue support to the collectives for their meetings and rehearsals. Additionally, Co-Lab Residents Collectives and their members may look forward to opportunities in capability development, as well as documentation support. In the event of public facing events, the Centre may also provide marketing and logistical support, in line with the needs of the Co-Lab Residents.

What is expected of the Co-Lab Resident Collectives?

Resident Collectives are expected to contribute selected outreach and engagement efforts to share publicly about their work and/or process, with the freedom to decide their angle and content Collectives are also encouraged to conduct recurring workshop for other C42 artists, the details of which may be further discussed.

How often does this residency accept Resident Collectives?

The Co-Lab Residency will accept up to 2 residencies per year, with each residency to commit minimally to a one-year term (renewable on a yearly basis).

How do I apply to be a Co-Lab Residency?

Given the limited resources, there is no open call for the Co-Lab Residency. If you wish to become a Co-Lab Resident, do email info@centre42.sg for more information and we will get in touch with you.