#BuySingLit 2019 Open Call

Be a part of the #BuySingLit movement as a programme partner, and organise an event to celebrate our Singapore stories. The aim of the movement is simple – as reflected in the tagline, it is to encourage the public to “buy local and read our world”. By promoting and buying local books, we are investing in our own stories and deepening our roots here. In other words, we are building and growing our home.

#BuySingLit grows bigger in 2019, as we will spread across two weekends in March (1 – 3 and 8 – 10 March). We invite you to participate in the 2019 edition and submit a proposal for an event through the Open Call. Successful applicants will receive grants* for their proposals.

Download the application package below. The application package consists of an application form, budget form and guidelines. The deadline for application is 31 August 2018, 2359hrs. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Only successful applicants will be notified.

*Grant amounts vary according to proposal and guidelines.


#BuySingLit 2019 Open Call Briefing

We will be holding a briefing session for the Open Call. You can find out more details about the application process and the kind of events we are looking for.

Date: 31 July, 2018
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: SBC Training Room
Singapore Book Council
90 Goodman Road
Block E, #03-32 Goodman Arts Centre
Singapore 439053

Click here to register.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Timeline Component Notes
17 Jul 2018 Open call for participants Download the Submission package below and submit the completed form to [email protected]
31 Jul 2018 Partners briefing Applicants to attend briefing and may refine their proposals
31 Aug 2018 Deadline for open call Submit applications by 2359hrs
24 Sep 2018 Results of open call Successful applicants will be notified
12 Oct 2018 Confirmation of participating programme partners Successful applicants to return letters-of-offer and confirm participation in #BuySingLit 2019
19 Oct 2018 Confirmation of programme details for web and print Partners to confirm all details of programme
1 – 3 March 2019 &
8 – 10 March 2019
#BuySingLit 2019 Various Venues

Download Application Package