Artists All Around Open call for our inaugural 2014 AAA Residency at our home base, Mettlework, Singapore.

AAA started as a series of monthly creative conferences using Google Hangout to do LIVE sessions with creatives from around the world. We host from unique locations around Singapore to a global LIVE audience and all our sessions are recorded on AAA's Youtube channel.
In 2014, AAA is launching a non-disciplinary residency at our home base, Mettlework – a co-work space housing creatives and inspiring people from diverse backgrounds. Currently, our tenants work in the fields of (but are not limited to) Art, Architecture, Digital design, Jewellery design, Film, and we have a florist, barrista and a bicycle maker on board. This residency programme offers resident artists the opportunity to engage their practices with this unique space, as well as with the tenants. Anyone whose practice resides in any form of Art, including forms which are not yet fully recognised(thus, non-disciplinary), are welcome to apply.

Residency period

2 months (can be extended)


Mettlework, 50 Lorong 17 Geylang, Singapore 388570
Located in the gritty industrial wayside of Geylang and above a full-working metal factory, Mettlework
encompasses personal workspaces and large conducive areas for makers and entrepreneurs to work their ideas and craft. Raw materials and basic wood working machinery are available.
(‘Where the innovators are’ AUGUSTMAN, Singapore, Feb 2014)


Individual workspace, wi-fi and basic facilities
2 shows & artist talks
AAA’s curatorial team
LIVE Google Hangout sessions with a LIVE audience
Spontaneous events

Residency requirements

To prepare and participate in sessions conducted on Google Hangout. This is a form of engagement with the public about your process and progress during the residency period.
To conduct artist talks and shows
To have regular meetings with AAA for project updates
To use the space for at least 20 days per month, otherwise the resident artist will be considered as having rescinded the residency and will have to vacate the space.

Open call period

01.03.2014 – 20.03.2014
Application result Early 04.2014
Residency periods 05.2014 – End 06.2014
07.2014 – End 08.2014
09.2014 – End 10.2014


Applications as an individual or a collective are accepted
Resident artists(local & international) have to be prepared to fund any costs incurred – materials, living expenses, accomodation, airfare etc. during the residency period. This can be discussed with AAA and we will assist on a case by case basis.

Please send in via email:

1. A statement about your practice
2. CV
3. No more than 10 images(150dpi) and video links of your practice
4. Image list and description of no more than 1 page which states [title, media, year, concise description], to accompany the images submitted
5. Concise residency proposal(what you intend to do)

Email with the title 2014 AAA residency_yourfullname
Please indicate your choice of residency period.

Artists All Around can select up to 2 applications simultaneously. Selection interviews will be conducted when necessary.
Mettlework is open for viewing to interested applicants during the Open call period. Please email to reserve a viewing. More images of the space can be provided on request.

Su-Jin Ng