Pink Dot 10 marks a milestone tenth edition of Singapore’s largest LGBT-affirming event. To commemorate this milestone, we invite the community to come forward to celebrate the Freedom to Love in their own, special way.

Presenting PinkFest – a festival of reflection, collaboration and jubilation, connecting the dots that make up our diverse, colourful society. Curated by acclaimed creative agency, Untitled Collective, PinkFest aims to be an expression of love, from the Community, by the Community.

Curated by Untitled.
Supported by Pink Dot.
PinkPartners bringing everyone together.

PinkFest

Call for Proposals

Deadline extended!
New closing date 30 April 2018

You might ask, what will PinkFest look like? The quick answer: we don’t know! That’s what makes it exciting.

PinkFest can be as fun, wacky, engaging, heartfelt, moving, reflective or insane as you can make it. It is a showcase opportunity for creative minds, small businesses, artistic practitioners and performers, and an avenue to engage with old friends and make many new ones. It can be a flea market, artistic open house, panel discussion, art installation – or something awesome no one has ever seen before!

As a PinkFest activity organiser – or PinkPartner – this is the opportunity to realise your vision to bring the community – LGBT and straight – together in exciting and meaningful ways. Pink Dot will also provide support through marketing via its social media platforms, with access to a collective 100,000 followers.

Make your ideas matter.
Here’s how.

Submitting a proposal is simple.

1. Think of a great idea aligned to PinkFest’s theme, “Connecting the Dots” and Pink Dot’s overarching message, “Supporting the Freedom to Love”.

2. Pen it down in an email, or as an attachment in Word / Pages or PowerPoint / Keynote with the following information:

  • Organiser’s name and contact details
  • Activity title
  • Aim (e.g. to address the issue of inclusion in Singapore through song and dance.)
  • Activity summary, in no more than 200 words
  • Proposed venue & logistics
  • If there is a sale/fundraising component, please include details as well

3. Submit your proposal to [email protected]

So, get those creative juices flowing and submit your proposal!

Submissions close 30 April 2018.

Should you have any query regarding PinkFest, you may refer to our FAQ below.

General PinkFest Questions

PinkFest is conceived as a festival of reflection, collaboration and jubilation; a platform on which everyone can join us in supporting the freedom to love. Following the success of Red Dot for Pink Dot last year, in which corporate Singapore came together to take a stand for the Freedom to Love, it was a natural progression that we now call on individuals, community groups, societies, organisations and companies to come forward in support of the movement. 

Working in collaboration with creative agency Untitled Collective, PinkFest is envisioned to comprise a myriad of activities, initiated by members of the community. While a lot will depend on the proposals that come in, we hope that PinkFest will engage with, inspire and encourage conversation and mutual understanding within our greater Singapore family.

Where Pink Dot is a single day event, bringing together Singaporeans in support of the Freedom to Love, PinkFest is a series of curated activities taking place over two weekends leading up to Pink Dot 10. We hope for PinkFest to be a community led event. Whether individual, group or company, we welcome anyone to develop exciting, engaging and inspiring programmes and activities celebrating the Freedom to Love, to engage with Singaporeans from all walks of life.

As PinkFest activities are expected to be private events, we aim to minimise the likelihood to public complaints. PinkFest activity organisers are nonetheless also strongly advised to be respectful in their activities and stay within prescribed guidelines and legal requirements.

Pink Dot has always stood for inclusion. Over the years, Pink Dot organisers have been inspired by how much the community has stepped forward to celebrate this. PinkFest merely provides the platform to create a manifestation of this celebration of inclusion.

As these events are privately held, it will be up to the organisers to determine the level of participation. However, as events are taking place outside the Speakers’ Corner, rules related to the exclusion of foreign participation will likely not apply.

PinkFest activities are expected to be private events, held within private premises. This is separate to the Pink Dot rally that takes place at Hong Lim Park. Moreover, inclusion has always been the hallmark of Pink Dot. We recognise the support many of our foreign friends have given us. PinkFest is a showcase for the community by the community, and our foreign friends are much a part of this community as we are.

Untitled are known for curating festivals and exhibition region-wide – a local company that is making good with showcasing creativity. It was a natural fit.

Submission of Proposals

As PinkFest is a curated festival, we are asking potential organisers for proposals as a way to ensure some general consistency in the look and feel of their activities, and also to ensure that events are respectful and aligned with Pink Dot’s aims of bringing the community together.

Working in collaboration with creative agency Untitled Collective, PinkFest is envisioned to comprise a myriad of activities, initiated by members of the community. While a lot will depend on the proposals that come in, we hope that PinkFest will engage with, inspire and encourage conversation and mutual understanding within our greater Singapore family.

Yes. As long as their activities are respectful and aligned with Pink Dot’s aims of bringing the community together. However, please note that some venues, e.g. Speaker’s Corner, do not allow non-Singaporean / PR-led activities. We would encourage all potential organisers to be familiar with current regulations pertaining to the application of any event permits or licenses. More information is available here.

See above.

PinkFest activities are expected to be private events, held within private premises. This is separate to the Pink Dot rally that takes place at Hong Lim Park. Many multinationals already have active internal groups that champion a range of causes, including support for the LGBT community. They are within their rights to conduct activities, provided the activities are kept in a private venue.

See above.

This depends on the nature of the activity and chosen venue. For example, if the event has an element of public entertainment (including arts entertainment), the organisers will need to apply for a public entertainment license. For more info please refer to this website.

Activity organisers are responsible for applying for their own licenses.

Licences have been granted for pro-LGBT events in the past. Indignation, a selection of LGBT-themed plays, performances, and artistic displays have also received their licenses – albeit with ratings restrictions. As PinkFest is intended to be a series of private events, we only request that organisers ensure that legal requirements are met, e.g. no pornography, incitement of racial / religious tension, etc.

If your organisation is Singaporean-owned, we would welcome your contribution and encourage you to contribute via Red Dot for Pink Dot.

You are welcome to keep it. We hope you will continue to support causes championing inclusion and diversity!

Yes please, by all means! The more the merrier!

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TV host and writer Anita Kapoor, shot to fame as the clear favourite winner of a Discovery travel host search and has not looked back since. Insatiably curious and possessing a natural wit, this former magazine editor has explored the world for Discovery TLC, AXN, Lonely Planet, Channel News Asia and OKTO, and Starwood Asia Pacific channels, forever on a quest to pioneer the non-conformist stories and locations, especially to connect with the provocateurs who move their worlds.

She is an ambassador for the Singapore chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and her advocacies include Willing Hearts which feeds Singapore’s marginalised, Magic Bus which empowers childrens’ lives in India through sports, and A Single Love which supports single parents. She has also spoken at TEDx Singapore Women 2012 on ‘Female to Female Misogyny in the First World’.

As a Pink Dot ambassador this year, Anita hopes to extend her voice on issues of equality as she firmly believes that everyone deserves equal rights, regardless of the hand they have been dealt in life.

“I see the rights of LGBT people as human rights, really. Everyone deserves to be treated equally – in society, in employment and in the eyes of the law. I believe that as fellow human beings, it’s important to stand together – to speak up for one another when we have the ability and opportunity to do so.”

Anita continues: “There’s a lot of work to be done, a lot of people we need to reach out to. Every one of us has the capacity to be a hero to someone else. I hope more Singaporeans will join us at this year’s Pink Dot. Because together, we can make this a more inclusive society for everyone.”