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Phase 2 of Re-opening and digitalisation of NAC-Arts Education Programmes (NAC-AEP)

Phase 2 of Re-opening and digitalisation of NAC-Arts Education Programmes (NAC-AEP)

To protect students and staff against the spread of the COVID-19, MOE has suspended large group and communal activities such as camps and inter-school activities to minimise mingling and mitigate potential risks when students gather in large numbers.

MOE has since provided instructors the option of restructuring their existing contracts in two ways: Firstly, extending their existing contracts by up to a year, but no later than December 2021 or secondly, receiving initial payments paid ahead of actual work done from now until end 2021.

To gradually bring back essential elements of student development experiences, schools have the option to engage instructors in the delivery of CCA and other arts enrichment activities through alternative modes.

Digitalising Arts Education Programmes – E-learning Primer for Arts Educators

Digitalising Arts Education Programmes – E-learning Primer for Arts Educators

In response to the current social distancing measures and the implementation of Home-based learning for schools, some NAC-AEP providers have started exploring digital modes of engagement when delivering arts education programmes to schools.

NAC, in collaboration with the Visual and Performing Arts Group of the National Institute of Education, has developed an E-learning primer as resource to provide some ideas and considerations when digitalising arts education programmes.

NEW - In order to better support the arts community in creating online content of quality, NAC has collated some tips from various articles and videos on self-filming.

Extension of the 2019/2020 NAC-AEP cycle

Extension of the 2019/2020 NAC-AEP cycle

To facilitate the ongoing review process, all current programmes on the 2019/20 cycle will be extended for an additional year, and will be part of the 2019-2021 directory. Application for Public Arts Programmes will continue as per the current arrangement. Information on the new NAC-AEP and application details will be shared in the later half of the year.

Essentials of Teaching & Learning - Register Now

Essentials of Teaching & Learning - Register Now

As part of NAC’s on-going efforts to provide more training opportunities for artists and arts instructors, NAC has partnered the National Institute of Education International (NIEI) to deliver a 40-hour Essentials of Teaching & Learning Course (EM) .

Closing Date for Application: 30 April 2020

EM is designed to equip arts instructors with tools for effective teaching and lesson planning, and enrich their effectiveness as arts educators.

This course is recommended to all artists and arts instructors with no pedagogical training.

Specialist Certificate in Teaching and Learning of Preschool Arts Education - Register Now

Specialist Certificate in Teaching and Learning of Preschool Arts Education - Register Now

NAC is pleased to announce that the course Specialist Certificate in Teaching and Learning of Preschool Arts Education is now available for registration.

Closing Date for Application: 29 June 2020

The 48-hour course will equip participants with essential skills and knowledge to deliver art programmes in a standard ECCE learning environment, as well as a diverse classroom with students of different abilities.

This course will supersede the previous training course Teaching the Arts in an Early Childhood Environment that was conducted by SEED Institute from 2014 to 2019.

Teach from Home – a new digital toolkit for educators!

Teach from Home – a new digital toolkit for educators!

Google has set up a digital toolkit - Teach from Home to support teachers and educators during the COVID-19 crisis.

Designed from an educator’s perspective, this is an easy-to-use toolkit with all of Google’s tools (most are free) such as google docs, google forms, google hangout, google calendar etc.

Website User Guide for NAC-AEP Matters

Website User Guide for NAC-AEP Matters

We've updated the user guide for artists/ arts group representatives, to guide you step-by-step through the navigation of the website with regards to NAC-AEP matters.

Click to download the guide, and we hope it is useful to you.

New Public Artworks and Learning Resources for Schools!

New Public Artworks and Learning Resources for Schools!

In commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial, NAC's Public Art Trust (PAT) recently commissioned two new works by Singaporean artists: Crossing Shores by Speak Cryptic, and The Time Tree by Robert Zhao Renhui. Both artworks will be exhibited until the end of February 2020.

Accompanying this is a range of educational resources made available, including activity sheets, weekend drop-in activities, and a school assembly talk programme for primary school children.

From 1 September 2018, CorpPass to be the required login method for all UEN-registered entities on the NAC Arts Education Portal

From 1 September 2018, CorpPass to be the required login method for all UEN-registered entities on the NAC Arts Education Portal

Singapore Corporate Access or CorpPass is a single corporate digital identity for business and other entities (e.g. non-profit organisations and associations) to transact online with government agencies.

CorpPass will be the only login method for UEN-registered entities to transact on the NAC Arts Education portal from 1 September 2018 onwards. SingPass will not be permitted for G2B transactions commencing from this date.

Individuals and local entities without a UEN (e.g. collectives) will continue to use their SingPass.