About the Tote Board Arts Grant


The Tote Board Arts Grant was introduced in 1995 to encourage the development of a vibrant arts culture in schools, and promote arts appreciation among students.


Each year, the Singapore Totalisator (TOTE) Board provides an Arts Grant to all Primary & Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges & Centralised Institutes who have opted in for the Grant. Schools may use the grant to subsidise the purchase of programmes under National Arts Council-Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) and Artist-in-School Scheme (AISS). 


All programmes approved under NAC-AEP are listed in the NAC-AEP Programme Directory and the Public Arts Programme Directory


For more information about Artist-in-School Scheme (AISS), please refer here.


School Type

Annual Grant Quantum* Percentage Cap

Primary and Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Centralised Institutes


 $15,000 Up to 50% of programme cost

ITE Regional Campuses


$70,000 Up to 50% of programme cost

Special Education Schools


$9,000 Up to 70% of programme cost 


*Schools should note that at least 60% of the annual Grant quantum should be used to subsidise the purchase of programmes by Singapore artists or arts groups.  A maximum of 40% of the annual Grant quantum can be used to subsidise the purchase of programmes by non-local arts groups.



The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. For 2019, NAC has partnered with 3 Anchor Operators - MY World, NTUC My First Skool (MFS) and PAP Community Foundation (PCF) for selected centres to receive funding to purchase Pre-School AEP. Interested MY World, MFS and PCF centres should approach their HQ for queries.


For more information on Pre-School AEP, please refer to the section on Pre-School Initiatives



For more information on Terms of the Tote Board Arts Grant, please refer to the Guidelines for Schools for 2020 below:

For further queries about the Tote Board Arts Grant, please contact Ms Joyce Sim at: