Resumption of Arts activities in MOE Schools and Digitalisation of NAC-Arts Education Programmes (NAC-AEP)

[UPDATED 24 February 2021] Further Resumption of Arts Activities in MOE Schools

1. Updates on resumption of Arts Activities in MOE Schools

On 18 Feb 2021, MOE updated their guidelines to schools on out-of-school activities. While most CCAs and school activities are allowed to resume, trips to view external performances will be suspended. Further details can be found here (see sub-section “Precautionary Measures in Schools”).


2. Digital Formats for NAC-AEP and Public Arts Programmes

Since May 2020, artists/arts groups have been developing digital presentation and online engagement modes when delivering approved programmes included in the NAC-AEP 2019-2021 directory. Given the prevailing SMMs for schools, digital and blended arts learning experiences remain relevant and important to ensure students have access to the arts.


Artists/arts groups may continue to submit change requests to NAC via the NAC-AEP portal to include digital formats of their existing programmes. In the submission, please highlight the key changes for example, change in mode of delivery, duration, etc.


NAC will prioritise listing Public Arts Programmes with digital formats. Please provide details of the presentation in your application through the NAC-AEP portal as per standard procedure. For changes to existing programmes, you may write directly to us.


Please refer to the user guide for more information on how to submit a change request or a new digital Public Arts Programme.


Schools can use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of costs for the purchase of digital programmes under the current NAC-AEP 2019-2021 directory of programmes.


3. NAC’s Support for the Arts Sector

NAC supports digital presentation of public arts programmes through the Presentation and Participation Grant and training support needs through the Capability Development Grant.


4. Arts & Culture Sector Advisories

Artists/arts groups can resume rehearsals, recordings, training classes and live performances (limited capacities) with safe distancing measures in place. For more information on the advisories relevant to the arts and culture sector, please refer to the NAC website here.



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