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 will provide an Arts Grant to all Primary & Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges & Centralised Institutes who have opted in for the Grant to subsidise the cost of programmes approved under the National Arts Council-Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) scheme. 


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




School Type*

Annual Grant Quantum** Co-payment Scheme

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 


For schools, please note that at least 60% of the annual Grant quantum should be used to subsidise the purchase of programmes by Singapore arts groups. 


The Tote Board Arts Grant is not applicable to pre-schools. For 2018, NAC partners 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, you may also refer to our Pre-School Initiatives


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