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

[UPDATED 19 October 2020] Further Resumption of Arts Activities in MOE Schools


1. Resumption of Arts Activities in MOE Schools

In MOE’s latest press release issued on 7 October 2020, schools can resume activities and programmes conducted at external venues including excursions and learning journeys as well as activities involving wind instruments and Speech and Drama programmes in schools from mid-October 2020 (after year-end examinations). Further details can be found here.



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. As schools resume arts activities, digital and blended arts learning experiences remain relevant and important to schools.


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, content, scope of programme, etc.


During this period, NAC will also consider alternative modes of presentation for Public Arts Programmes. 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

For the latest information and advisories relevant to the arts and culture sector, please refer to the NAC website here.


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