Strengthening Safe Management Measures in Schools and Digitalisation of NAC-Arts Education Programmes (NAC-AEP)

[UPDATED 11 May 2021] Strengthening Safe Management Measures in Schools

1. Updates on Strengthening Safe Management Measures in Schools

In view of the recent Heightened Alert national stance, MOE has issued a series of press releases from 4-16 May 2021:


  • 4 May 2021: Enhanced current safe management measures (SMMs) for schools where all learning journeys including exhibitions and live performances will be suspended from 8-30 May 2021. Please see press release here.
  • 14 May 2021: Stepping up SMMs in schools where all CCAs will be reformatted and conducted online. Please see press release here.
  • 16 May 2021: Home based learning for all schools from 19-28 May 2021. Please see press release here.


Please view NAC's website for more information on Safe Management Measures for the Arts and Culture Sector.


For more information on NAC’s grant schemes and other support measures, please refer to the following links:


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


Digital/Blended formats remain critical to ensure that schools and students can continue to access the arts.


NAC-AEP providers may continue to submit change requests to NAC via the NAC-AEP portal to include digital formats of their existing programmes included in the 2019 - 2022 directory. 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 2019-2022 directory of programmes.


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