Artist Call - The Groundbreakers Programme 2021 - The Artground


Artist Call – The Groundbreakers Programme 2021


The Artground – A Curious Place To Be is managed and nurtured by The Ground Co Limited, a registered arts charity. We aim to provide positive arts experiences across a variety of art forms for children from birth to 9 years old in an accessible space that welcomes children from every community.

Goundbreakers on-site test sessions were conducted prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Through our GroundBreakers programme, we aim to be a space where all artists, young and younger, can be curious about discovering different ways of artmaking, and create works that are delightful for their audiences. We believe that all children deserve aesthetic experiences that are thoughtfully designed and considered. The Artground will provide the space, literal & figurative, for artmakers to conceptualize, to devise, to test and to design these experiences in order to break new ground in this field.

As part of our Groundbreakers programme, The Artground invites artists to propose age-appropriate ideas for birth to 9 years old to be incubated at our space. This includes digital works as well. Upon selection, all artists will embark on a year-long process and have:

Please note that:

Live work-in-progress presentations are contingent on prevailing safe distancing regulations. As such, schedules and work plans for selected projects affected may be subjected to change and mutual agreement between artist/s and TAG.

For selected digital presentations, a customised work plan based on the concept will be discussed between artist/s and TAG to be mutually agreed upon.

Key Dates

– All applications must be completed on this Google Form and submitted along with this budget sheet by 30 November 2020 2359hrs.

– All shortlisted applicants will be notified by 7 – 9 December 2020 and are required to attend the Pitch session with a children’s panel on 22 December 2020, between 12.30pm – 5.30pm. Attendance for the Pitch is compulsory to be considered for the GroundBreakers programme.

– Each individual Pitch session will be 7 min plus 5 min Q&A from the TAG Children Panel

– Selected Applicants will be notified by 5 Jan 2021 and GroundBreakers 2021 will start in Mar 2021 – Feb 2022.

– Artist/s has to be locally based.

For more information, please email