As we look towards 2017, here’s the Open Call notice for M1 Open Stage and DiverCity. Applications for these two platforms are now open!


DiverCity 2017

Singapore’s independent dance scene has seen a vibrant injection of new blood and creative vitality in recent years. In 2017, DiverCity returns with single-hearted dedication, investing in works by local choreographers and dancers. Selected artists will receive financial and production support to develop an original work and be showcased on our festival stage. Witness our local artists forge the future paths of contemporary dance in Singapore.

What we’re looking for:

1.Proposals for new creations, or existing material that the artist(s) would like to further develop

2. Proposals should demonstrate strong artistic merit, with a clear creation concept, providing at least 5-minute rehearsal or performance video materials

3. No restrictions or specifications on theme are set. However, the Festival will pay extra attention to proposals that demonstrate a topical awareness of Singaporean society and culture, whether past or present

4. Duration of work: 20 – 40 minutes

5. Singaporean, Singapore-based and foreign artists who intend to collaborate with local choreographers may apply

Deadline: 1 December 2016

Download application form here. For any enquiries, please write to


M1 Open Stage 2017

The M1 OPEN Stage has discovered rising dance stars in our midst, to the delight of audiences. This platform celebrates bold works and choreographers. With two performances and compelling acts, you can immerse yourself in this stimulating experience – along with the artists, no doubt!

Selected works will also have the opportunity to be performed in Festival Masdanza (Spain), Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival (Japan), New Dance for Asia (Korea) and T.H.E Second Company’s commission.

What we’re looking for:

1.Proposals from emerging to semi-established artists to revisit existing material or explore new ideas

2. International candidates and particularly those from Southeast Asia can apply

3. Duration of work: 15 – 20 minutes

Deadline: 10 December 2016

Download application form here. For any enquiries, please write to