If you are an artist or arts educator, find out about how NAC supports quality arts experiences for students in Singapore and how you can be a part of these exciting developments through opportunities listed here. 


The National Arts Council-Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) aims to provide all students with access to quality arts education programmes. Every year, the NAC-AEP makes available more than 1,000 arts programmes by over 300 artists and arts groups. Schools can utilise the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise purchases of any programmes endorsed under the NAC-AEP. 


Artists and arts groups may submit applications for their arts education programmes to be part of the NAC-AEP once every two years. Approved programmes can be submitted under 3 categories – Arts Exposure, Arts Experience and Arts Excursion and will be made available for schools to purchase all-year round.


To view the currently available programmes, please visit here.


For more information on how to join the NAC-AEP scheme or submit Public Arts programme applications, please visit here.


In addition, artists, arts groups and presenters may also apply for their ad-hoc ticketed public performances or exhibitions to be part of the Public Arts Programme, which is also eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy under NAC-AEP.


To view the current Public Arts Directory, please visit here.



Artist Tang Ling Nah working with students from Raffles Girls' School (Secondary)

The Artist-In-School Scheme (AISS) supports sustained partnerships between Singapore Arts Professionals^ and Schools, to co-develop customised arts experiences that deepen students’ engagement in and through the arts. These tailored arts education programmes are customised to meet the specific needs and aspirations of the school and students.


For more information, please visit here.


^ Arts professionals refer to artists (e.g. musicians, dancers, writers, sculptors etc.) and other professionals (e.g. art critics, light/sound designers etc.) with a practice in the arts industry.


In partnership with the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and MOE, NAC has developed an Arts Education Programme (AEP) database for the preschool sector, which is curated by representatives from the arts and early childhood education sectors.


NAC has also partnered with ECDA to introduce the Artist-In-School Scheme for preschools.


The pilot Pre-School AISS enables children to gain access to quality arts programmes conducted by professional arts instructors over a sustained period, and seeks to nurture positive attitudes towards learning in and through the arts.


For more information, please visit here


To ensure arts instructors are equipped with the skills to deliver engaging arts education programmes in schools, NAC works closely with various training institutions to provide training opportunities that enhance arts instructors’ professional and pedagogical skills.


Arts instructors or artists keen to apply for funding to develop their pedagogical skills through other courses offered by organisations and institutions local and abroad may also apply for the NAC Capability Development Grant.


IMPORTANT: With effect from 2017, All NAC-AEP Experience programme instructors are required to fulfill a minimum pedagogical qualification before being approved to conduct NAC-AEP programmes. For more information about this requirement and our Capability Development courses, please click here