Moving Narratives Cycle 2
programme details

Courtesy of Moving Narratives Fellow Mark Teh

Moving Narratives will be carried out with three main goals in mind: firstly, to foster conversation, collaboration, and exchange within the cohort; secondly, to support each artist in their own individual practice; and, thirdly, to facilitate interchanges between the cohort and relevant external practitioners. 

Moving Narratives is developed in collaboration with British Council.

The programme will begin in January/February 2025 and will be ongoing consistently for the duration of a year. Expectations will be communicated in a timely manner, and the schedule for the programme will be shared with the participants in December 2024 to provide them with enough time to plan for their participation. 

To facilitate inter-cohort connections, the programme will encourage participants to interact in group and sub-group sessions throughout the year, ranging from presentations to workshops and in-person Lab Weeks. To support the participants’ individual artistic practice, there will be encounters in sub-groups and one-on-one sessions with the mentors to dive further into the development of the participants' body of work. 

Programme structure


Aimed at acquainting the group. In two consecutive weeks at the start of the mentorship in January/February 2025, everyone in the group will introduce themselves and the concept/body of work that they will be working on throughout the programme.

Three thematic chapters

Taking place in an online format and include guest talks, workshops, reading groups, sub-group sessions, and one-on-one sessions. Each chapter spans approximately 6 to 8 weeks. The content of the chapters will be oriented by three intersecting domains: 

  1. Creative expressions: focusing on formal experimentation and various mediums of narrative building

  2. Socio-political engagement: focusing on grass root movements, community building, and the intersections between creative practices and their social and political actualities.

  3. Dissemination: focusing on modes of transmitting and disseminating critical narratives to the wider public and community.

2 lab weeks

In-person meeting moments that run for a total of 6 days (excluding travel). The goal is to spur a collective feeling amongst the group, get acquainted with the rhythms and challenges of the group’s individual practices, gain inspiration and for participants to share their work with a different city and its practitioners through a range of workshops, site visits, and situated experiences centered on the themes and disciplines of the group. The Lab Weeks will take place in the first and third quarters of the programme. 

Group project

A collective project aimed at reflecting the group's individual and collective interactions and developments throughout the mentorship. The group project goes beyond documenting what has happened during the programme, and instead provides a space where the group can express their creative processes and exchanges to a broader audience. The group project consists of a publication element and a website element.

Closing chapter

The programme comes to a close in a similar format to how it began, with online presentations from all of the participants in which they highlight where their body of work has developed and how they intend to engage with it in the future. These presentations are semi-public.


From the outset of the programme in January/February 2025, the selected participants are expected to be available to actively engage in all aspects of the mentorship programme, including scheduled meetings, general communications, and travels. 

In general, this will require participants to prepare for, and partake in, the mentorship for around 2.5 hours per week, in addition to 2 weeks set aside for the in-person mentoring intensives. Continued participation is dependent on this active engagement.  

Eligible expenses

This award is not restricted to a pre-decided budget, but it must be used for the development of the concept outlined in the participant’s application. 

The Prince Claus Fund and the British Council cover the costs related to the mentorship programme itself, including travel expenses, visa costs, and stay. Individuals are responsible for their own travel insurance. Further details on the covered expenses are communicated with successful applicants at a later date. 

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