The Fellowship Programme – Application Info (2022)


To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  1. Have at least 5 years of experience in the theatre industry
  2. Be a Singaporean Citizen/PR
  3. Have a strong desire to work in their selected field
  4. Carefully read through the instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application


1 April 2022 – 14 April 2022: Call for applicants

18 April 2022  – 27 April 2022: Interviews

30 April 2022: Successful applicant will be notified

May 2022 – April 2023: Fellowship 2022-2023 Programme


All applications will be treated with the utmost confidence.

Please direct all relevant enquiries to


May 2022: Start of Fellowship journey

  • Meeting with Co-Artistic Directors to chart Fellowship Journey and upcoming first project
  • Organize schedules 

June – November 2022: Production #1

  • More details to be shared upon selection

December 2022: Progress-charting meeting with Co-Artistic Directors

January – March 2023: Production #2

  • More details to be shared upon selection

April 2023: End of Fellowship journey

  • Reflection meeting with Co-Artistic Directors


How do you define “5 years of experience in the theatre industry” ?

Please write to us at to find out more.

What if I don’t have five full years of experience eg sporadic, part-time, amateur/non-professional?

Please still write to use if you are very keen to apply.

I am not an actor, can I still apply?

Yes. We are looking for practitioners who have interest across all disciplines – whether in design, performance, or making.

I have no interest in puppetry, should I apply?

The Finger Players is a theatre company that specializes in puppetry, and most productions would include some form of puppetry. A curiosity in the art form would be desirous.

What are my fellowship hours like?

Your fellowship journey depends on the number of projects that you will be able to commit yourself to. We encourage the selected fellow to manage her/his time around the fellowship programme’s requirements.

How will I be remunerated?

You will be remunerated on a project-basis.

Do I get to enjoy any company benefits?

Unfortunately no, because you are not a full-time salaried staff member. However, we will be covering you for basic insurance for the projects that you are committed to.

What will the interview and audition process be like?

The interview will be with the Core Members of The Finger Players and the Co-Artistic Director(s). You will also be asked to do a short presentation relating to puppetry or the puppetry philosophy. This presentation is not meant to discern performance virtuosity.

The interview may also be video-recorded for reference after the interview. We will seek your consent if we are to do so. The recordings of all interviews will be deleted after the selected fellow has been notified. 

Who will I be working most closely with?

Everyone at The Finger Players, because it is made up of a core group of artists and managers.