Call For Applications: IPA X Singapore Heritage Society Workshop Grant

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Singapore Photo Project Workshop | 15th – 18th January 2016





08/12/15 UPDATE: This Workshop Grant with the Singapore Heritage Society has been awarded to independent filmmaker Clarice Lee for her project “FIRST WORLD UBIN” on Pulau Ubin island, off the north eastern coast of Singapore.

The Workshop is open for registration:

Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA) and Singapore Heritage Society are offering 1 Grant to participate in the Singapore Photo Project Workshop happening over 4 Days from 15th – 18th January 2016.

The Singapore Photo Project Workshop is an intensive 4 day course for beginner to intermediate level participants who wish to develop photo projects and narratives in Singapore. The workshop will encourage investigation and interpretation of history (local or national, private or public), topography, community and locality to author creative site-responsive projects using photography as a medium.

Participants may choose to work on a place or neighbourhood in Singapore of personal significance, or a site of national heritage or historical interest. Research material, be they family or public archives, text, drawings and photographs, serve as raw ingredients to meditate and author the individual responses.

The workshop will be mentored by Kevin WY Lee, founder of Invisible Photographer Asia, with a guest lecture by Li Li Chung, founder of Exactly Foundation, Singapore.

More information about the workshop:

About the Grant:

This Grant offers free participation in the workshop with fees waived.

While the application is to open all members and friends of the Singapore Heritage Society, the selected recipient must become a subscribing member of the Singapore Heritage Society before commencing the mentorship. Details about joining the Singapore Heritage Society:

To apply for this Grant, please follow the instructions below:

Send an email to [email protected] with the subject header: “Singapore Heritage Society Grant Application – Singapore Photo Project Workshop”

And include the following information:

  • Name:
  • Nationality/Country of Residence:
  • Age/Sex:
  • Biography:
  • Provide a brief outline proposal of the site you would like to work on during the workshop.

The sites must be located in Singapore and priority will be given to strong proposals on any of the following:

  • the social life and intangible practices around heritage places
  • sites or neighbourhoods threatened by significant change
  • sites or neighbourhoods with a long history (pre-1900)


Applications will be shortlisted by Singapore Heritage Society. The winning applicant will be selected by Invisible Photographer Asia and contacted with further participation details.


Founded in 1987, the Singapore Heritage Society is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation and registered charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status. As independent voice on heritage issues in Singapore, it is dedicated to research, education and advocacy relating to Singapore’s history, culture and and identity. Run by volunteers, the Society’s active members include academics and professionals in related industries as well as serious enthusiasts from all walks of life.

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