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Objectifs Artist Residency
Application deadline: 31 January 2019

The Objectifs Artist Residency is a reciprocal residency programme that provides photographers and visual artists working in photography and film valuable space, resources and networking to help them develop their personal projects. The residency programme aims to facilitate the research and creation of visual art works and regional networking between artists.
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Our international partner for this edition of the Objectifs Artist Residency is Matca ( in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Objectifs will host one Hanoi-based visual artist and Matca will host a Singaporean visual artist in return.

Matca ( is a gathering space for the Vietnamese photographic community to seek inspiration and bounce ideas off one another. Besides a regularly updated online journal that showcases and discusses local photographic works, Matca has been coordinating short workshops, portfolio reviews and talks on photography practice. Their partners include World Press Photo, the Dutch Embassy, L'Espace and Manzi Art Space among others.

In addition to their project work, the selected residents will be required to
• Conduct at least 1 workshop/seminar, screening or talk relating to his/her project, personal portfolio, and/or works from respective countries
• Meet and host each other in their respective countries, meeting at least twice during the residency
• Showcase his/her completed project or work-in-progress in an end-of-residency presentation

The 4-week residency programme will take place:
• For Singapore artist in Vietnam, Apr-May 2019 (dates to be determined)
• For Vietnamese artist in Singapore, Mar 2019 (dates to be determined)

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1. Applicants must be an emerging or mid-career artist working in the medium of film and/or photography.

2. Selection of the applicant is based on portfolio and a project brief/proposal for a project to be developed and created at the respective residency spaces/host countries (to be attached to application). Please indicate if this is a new project you will be embarking on or if it's an existing project you are currently working on.

3. Please attach letter(s) of recommendation (max. 2).

4. Your project / research proposal should include:
a. Area of research
b. What you hope to present at the end of the residency

For the Singapore artist:
• Open to Singapore/Singapore PR artists with a work in progress project.
• You must have a passport that is at least 6 months valid for the travel dates.

For the Vietnamese artist:
• Open to Vietnam citizens/residents with a work in progress project.
• You must have a passport that is at least 6 months valid for the travel dates.

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Applications must be submitted by 31 Jan 2019 through the Objectifs website. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. We will not accept any late applications after the deadline. Applicants will be notified by mid Feb 2019.

1. Basic accommodation and workspace for the duration of the residency only.
2. One round-trip economy class air ticket (capped at S$300).
3. Research stipend of S$500.
4. The residents will be responsible for all incidentals, local travel, meals, daily living expenses and hiring of any assistants or production crew (if/where relevant).

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General terms

a. All residents must be 21 years old and above, and be conversant in English.
b. Residents will be responsible for procuring their own relevant travel visas and/or social visitors’ passes, and travel insurance.
c. Air ticket for residents will be reimbursed upon receipt of original invoice. Travel subsidy is capped at S$300. Amount should be approved by Objectifs prior to purchase.
d. Residents may apply for other grants/project funds from their own countries or in Singapore, concurrent with the Residency.
e. Objectifs and Matca reserve the right to the final selection of artists. We regret that we are unable to provide feedback for applicants who are not selected for the programme.

Residency commitment

a. Residents should be committed to the 4-week residency, using the period for project development or completion.
b. Residents will retain copyrights of all works developed or produced during the residency.

Residency Organiser and partners

a. We request that artists allow the organisers of the residency (namely Objectifs and Matca) reproduction rights for works developed or produced during the residency. Such reproduction will only be for non-commercial purposes in relation to the residency, highlighting the partners’ support for the event and in promotional material relating to the residency – all images, video clips or works reproduced will include a credit to the artist.
b. The organisers of the residency should be acknowledged in the artist’s works as supporters.
c. Artists need to submit a feedback form about their experience of the residency and a copy of their project (in the highest possible format) at the end of the residency.
d. Residents guarantee that they are entitled to reproduce and exploit all of the underlying rights in their projects – e.g. music and script. Residents must have the permission or rights to all parts of their work created during their residency and indemnify Objectifs against any claims in relation to such guarantees.
e. In the event the artist-in-residence is unable to fulfill the residency terms or does not complete the residency without valid reasons, Objectifs reserves the right to recover partial or full costs as provided during the residency.

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