International Residency Programme

Grey Projects welcomes international applicants to apply for our residency programme. Each residency period runs for a minimum of 4 weeks. We are looking to support artists, curators, critics, and other participants in the visual arts, but applicants from other fields (such as dance, literature, and design) are also welcome.

Please note that this residency does not culminate in an exhibition or any similar event. Presentation opportunities are independently determined with the resident after his/her arrival.

Accommodation & Amenities

The residency room is furnished with a single bed, table, chair and a wardrobe. It has an attached bathroom, wifi-access and air-conditioning. Additionally, resident will have access to the workspace in our library. For international residency artists, access to our studio space is subject to availability.

We’re located in Tiong Bahru – Singapore’s oldest housing estate that’s also known today for its cafés, design studios, independent bookstores, Streamline Moderne architecture, and its art community.

Residency Fee

We ask for a modest fee of S$400/week, which goes towards the upkeep of our non-profit space.


Please email residencies(at) to enquire about available dates before submitting your application. To apply, please send to residencies(at)

  1. A CV (2 pages max)
  2. 8–10 images of recent work in a PDF file of under 5MB
    • For writers/curators, please submit 8–10 images of recent work/exhibition in a PDF file of under 5MB, and/OR 2−3 writing samples.
  3. A residency project/research proposal
    • Supporting material: sketches, drawings, links to video clips, or any other supporting documents for the proposal are welcomed, but not mandatory.
    • The proposal with supporting material should be submitted in a PDF file of under 5Mb, and should not exceed 3 pages.

For information on all of our residency programmes, click here.

Residency Room


Studio (subject to availability)


Past Residents

    Felix Kalmenson
  • 3 October - 30 November 2017

Felix is a Russian-born Toronto-based artist, with a practice in installation, video, and performance. During his two-month residency in Singapore, he will be researching on the colonial history of Gutta Percha, a plant that was essential for the manufacturing of submarine telegraph cables, which formed the logistical backbone of the British colonial empire.


    Lucinda Strahan
  • 15 - 29 May 2017

Lucinda Strahan is a writer, researcher and teacher with an ongoing interest in nonfiction writing, visual languages and hybrid forms. During her residency at Grey Projects, Lucinda will be working on an experimental literary-visual autobiography about anxiety, writing and the body that falls in between the categories of essay, poetry and portraiture.


    Stephanie Lai
  • 1 September - 30 November 2016

Grey Projects is excited to welcome our latest writer-in-residence, Stephanie Lai! Equipped with a professional interest in climate change adaptation and sustainability, she is here on a 3-month residency with the hopes of exploring the impact of traditional culture, cultural identity, and how people interact with climate change in Asian communities.


    Gemma Kearney
  • 15 June - 13 July 2016

We’re pleased to welcome our latest artist-in-residence, Gemma Kearney! An Irish visual artist whose practice is predominantly sculptural and painting based, Gemma’s current work explores ideas around belief ideology, personal mythology and the spaces where opposing ideological standpoints exist. During her 4-week residency here, she’ll spend her time researching these ideas and working on a new project. She’ll have an Open Studio towards the end of the residency, watch this space for more updates!


    Leanne Dunic
  • 28 October 2015 - 18 November 2015

  We are very pleased to welcome our latest artist-in-residence, multi-disciplinary artist and writer Leanne Dunic! During her 3-week residency here, Leanne will be working on new works as well as conducting a writing workshop at Grey Projects on the 14th of November. More details about the workshop here.   About Leanne Dunic: Leanne Dunic is a […]


    Sophia Rhee
  • 10 August 2015 - 14 September 2015

Say hello to our current Artist-in-Residence, Sophia Rhee! Hailing from Chicago, Sophia is an artist whose earlier projects have included individual and collaborative works in sound and video. Past works have looked primarily at the body at work and it’s capacities to describe via skill. More recently, she has turned her attention to the accelerating […]