Hi everyone! It’s time for our second Pink Fest! Held over the two weeks leading up to Pink Dot 11 on 29 June, we want to make this year’s Pink Fest even bigger and better than last year.
Last year’s inaugural Pink Fest saw the community come together to organise a career fair, an ambitious LGBTQ photo exhibition, dance performances, weekend markets, book events, and many other events. We are putting a call out to individuals, community groups, societies, organisations and companies to step forward with ideas that are fun, never-done-before and even slightly wacky, to participate in this year’s Pink Fest.
Successful applicants will join Pink Fest as official Pink Partners. They will receive marketing support, a Pink Fest logo to use on their own marketing materials, as well as official Pink Fest collaterals to use on the event day itself.
Submissions are open from 21 Feb till 31 March.
General Pink Fest Questions
Pink Fest is a two-week long festival of LGBTQ-friendly events held all over in Singapore.
There are two parts to Pink Fest: events proposed and initiated by members of the community and our allies, and five signature events that anchor the festival programme.
Where Pink Dot is a single day event held at Hong Lim Park, bringing together LGBTQ individuals, allies and the wider public in support of the Freedom to Love, Pink Fest is a separate event comprising a series of community-organised, commercial activities taking place over two weekends leading up to Pink Dot. Whether an individual, group or company, Pink Fest welcomes anyone to initiate and organise exciting and engaging activities, to delight the LGBTQ community and allies from all walks of life.
All Pink Fest activities are private events held at venues with valid permits and licences. All Pink Fest official venue partners will be offered a briefing, guidance and support on how to mitigate the risk of complaints.
Of course! Pink Fest events are commercial food and entertainment activities where Singapore citizens, PRs and foreigners are welcome to attend under the provisions of local licenses and regulations.
Submission of Proposals
Pink Fest was borne from a demand and a desire for bringing exciting ideas from the community to life. Individuals, community organisations and companies are invited to submit event proposals for the limited number of slots in the official festival calendar. Event proposals are then vetted by the Programme Panel on the basis of creativity, relevance and feasibility. Only proposals selected by the Programme Panel will be endorsed as Official Pink Fest Events. Organisers of Official Pink Fest Events will receive marketing support and media values to help publicise their events.
Yup! Pink Fest events are commercial food and entertainment activities. Therefore, non-Singapore citizens and PRs are eligible to submit a proposal.
Of course! Pink Fest events are commercial food and entertainment activities. Therefore, non-Singaporean controlled companies are eligible to submit a proposal.
Having a valid licence at the time of proposal submission is not prerequisite. However, if selected as an Official Pink Fest event, organisers will be solely responsible for securing any and all relevant commercial and/or public entertainment licences in time for the festival. For more info please refer to this website.
Not at all. Licences have been granted in the past for LGBT events and businesses in Singapore, ranging from theatre performances to bars, nightclubs and others. Licence applicants must ensure they fulfil all relevant legal requirements e.g. no pornography, no incitement of racial/religious tension, etc.
Yes please, by all means! The more the merrier!