NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

FOR ARTIST/ARTS GROUP

Welcome to the NAC Arts Education website!

 

If you are an artist/ arts educator, find out how NAC supports quality arts experiences in schools, and learn about ways you can be a part of exciting developments in arts education in Singapore.  

 

ENHANCING ARTS LEARNING EXPERIENCES (ARTS EDUCATION)

NAC-AEP

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 800 arts programmes by close to 240 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 can submit applications for their programmes to be part of the NAC-AEP once every two years. Applications can be submitted for these 3 programme categories – Arts Exposure, Arts Experience and Arts Excursion. For more application details, please visit here.

 

Artists, arts groups and presenters may apply for their ticketed public performances or exhibitions to be eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy under the Public Arts Programme. Artists who want their programme(s) available to schools on a regular basis should apply separately under the biennial NAC-AEP application cycle. For more application details, please visit here.

ARTIST-IN-SCHOOL SCHEME

The Artist-in-School Scheme supports extended collaborations of up to one year between schools and practising local artists and writers. 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.

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

ENHANCING ARTS LEARNING EXPERIENCES (ARTS IN EDUCATION)

CHILDREN & YOUTH AT-RISK PROGRAMME

The arts play an important role in offering young people at-risk an avenue for engagement, and an outlet for expression, growth and reflection. NAC supports collaborations between artists and counsellors/ social workers/ teachers from schools and VWOs to provide young people with access to the arts as a tool for positive youth development.

 

For more information, please visit here.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME

The NAC Artist-SPED Partnership Programme supports efforts to promote the use of the arts as a pedagogical tool in Special Education schools so that the arts can become more deeply embedded as an integral and integrated part of the overall school experience. Artists and school teachers work closely together to co-develop and co-teach customised arts-based lessons that target the learning needs of students with different disabilities and address larger educational goals.

 

For more information, please visit here.

PRE-SCHOOL ARTS PROGRAMME

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

 

For more information, please visit here.

 

 

NAC has also partnered with ECDA to introduce the Artist-in-School Scheme for pre-schools. 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.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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.

 

These are some of the professional development opportunities available:

 

Specialist Diploma in Arts Education

Essentials of Teaching and Learning *

LASALLE College of the Arts Dance Pedagogy - Essential Learning Module *

Urban Dance Teaching and Learning *

SDEA Drama Pedagogy: Essential Teaching and Learning Approaches *

Other Courses

 

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

 

*All NAC-AEP Experience programme artists/ arts educators will be required to complete at least the Essentials of Teaching and Learning course by 2017 in order to be eligible for the 2017/2018 NAC-AEP cycle. Please click here for more details.