In collaboration with Myanmar Deitta

The Objectifs Reciprocal Artist Residency is dedicated to providing artists working in the medium of film and/or photography with valuable space, resources and networks to help them develop their visual arts projects. The residency programme aims to facilitate the research and creation of visual art works and regional networking between artists.

The application deadline is 20 November 2017. Applications must be submitted online here.


Our international partner for this edition of the residency is Myanmar Deitta in Yangon, Myanmar.

Objectifs will host one Myanmar-based visual artist and Myanmar Deitta will host a Singaporean visual artist in return.

Myanmar Deitta is a not-for-profit civil society organisation committed to developing the resources for documentary photography, filmmaking and multimedia production in Myanmar. It works to develop training opportunities and workshop programs, host photographic exhibitions and screenings of documentary film and multimedia, and provide support for independent documentary projects.

In addition to their project work, the selected residents will be required to

  • Conduct at least 1 workshops/seminars, screenings or talks 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 once a week;
  • 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, Feb 2018 (dates to be determined)
  • For Burmese artist, Mar 2018 (dates to be determined)


Applications must be submitted by 20 November 2017. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. We will not accept any late applications after the deadline. Applicants will be notified by early December 2017.


1.    Applicants must be a emerging or mid-career photographer or 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 is an existing project you are currently working on.

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

4.    Your project / research proposal should include:
•    Area of research
•    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 Burmese artist:
•    Open to Myanmar citizens/residents with a work in progress project.
•    You must have a passport that is at least 6 months valid for the travel dates.


  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).

Please read the application form for the full details of the residency, together with terms and conditions.


Please direct any further queries to