1 to 3 months
Paid by host 

Curatorial support to identify and secure materials; marketing and publicity; documentation (photographs and videos); opening reception at the end of the residency (optional).

Paid by artist 

Travel and living expense and art supplies. Costs of studio and accommodation at INSTINC is SIN$3500 (approx. $2748 USD). Art Students within 3 years of graduation can apply for INSTINC grant of up to SIN$500 upon the submission of a transcript from the respective school. Approval depends on the quality of works of applicant.

*INSTINC will provide a letter of invitation for accepted artists if artists wish to apply for funding from their country.

Application guidelines 

The residency program is open to emerging, mid-career and senior level artists of all nationalities. Past artists-in- residence may re-apply; however artists who have not yet participated in INSTINC AIR PROGRAM will be given priority. This program is open to both local as well as international artists. Painters, print-makers, digital photographers, installation artists, new media artists, multi- media, sound and video artists, film-makers, musicians, composers, writers, poets, playwrights may apply. Applicants must be at least 21 years old before the residency begins. Online application at:

They also accept hard copies application so please send to:

Entitled: INSTINC AIR Program Application ; Address: 12 Eu Tong Sen Street #04-163 Soho2 Singapore 059819

Application should include these:

  1. Current resume CV , biography and artist statement.
  2. Include 5 images of your work created in last one year. Provide image details for each image file (title of work, date executed, media and dimensions).
  3. Any brief narrative necessary to provide more information about each individual work and any other documents that will allow us to access your works better. Pls include press clippings, interviews etc.
  4. A list with the following infirmation: Full name, email address, home address, mobile and home numbers, gender, age, nationality, language spoken, residency period(1, 2, or 3 months), first, second and third choice of residency period, media eg(painter,print-maker, composer etc.)

*Notice of acceptance will be conveyed through email in not more than one month's from the time the application is received.


For 2015, they are open for applications



AIR Program


INSTINC develops three different residencies program to cater to different needs of artists: IgniteAIR, InteractAIR and ImmerseAIR program( 

INSTINCAIR program was started in 2009 by Singaporean artist Shih Yun Yeo. Since inception, their program has been created for artists who appreciate the importance of a conducive studio for artistic production and a very comfortable, convenient space for living. They are an independent artist-run space, set up for artists to pursue their practice with a high level of support and flexibility.

INSTINCAIR program is an international laboratory for talented artists from all over the world. At INSTINC, they provide a unique framework for young artists with limited experience to bypass large-scale institutional residences and take on a space where they are able to engage in various experiments, foster dialogue, involve critical discussion, cultivate professional and personal connections and examine the potentials of contemporary artistic production.

The following support is provided to all artists under INSTINCAIR:
• Engage with local art community through art openings and events via email during period of residence.
• Curatorial support to identify, document and secure all materials.
• Marketing and publicity through INSTINC’s monthly e-newsletter to a 3500 database.
• Sponsored opening exhibition reception to be presented to the public at the end of residency (optional).

Accommodation Information 

INSTINC is housed in two different locations, totaling about 2000 square feet. INSTINC SOHO is located right in the city center. INSTINC STUDIOS is a warehouse studio space. INSTINC SOHO has two residency suites (ground floor and loft): each artist is provided with a good-sized living space with a shared bathroom and 24 hour access to the open-concept studio in INSTINC STUDIOS.

INSTINC SOHO is equipped with: Internet Wi-fi, linens, bedding, dishes, cooking facilities, microwave, washing machine and dryer. Artist's rooms and studios are single-occupancy and does not provide accommodations for spouses, pets or guests. (Special cases will be reviewed case-by-case).

Studio Information 

1000 square feet , open-concept space, high ceiling and good light. Etching press (60cm by 90cm max).


Singapore is fast becoming an art incubator; recently named as one of the world’s top 12 cities to watch for exciting contemporary art and internationally recognized for its dynamic, young, contemporary arts scene. One of the highlights of the local art scene is Gillman Barracks, a contemporary arts cluster in Singapore that is home to 17 international art galleries and the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA).

12 Eu Tong Sen Street
#04-163 Soho2
+65 6227 9487

Update my listing

Update my listing

If you see an error or omission on this page, please let us know by filling out the update form.