NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL

FOR SCHOOLS

WELCOME TO THE NAC ARTS EDUCATION WEBSITE!

If you are a principal or school teacher, find out how NAC can support your school in providing all students with access to quality arts education for expression, learning and reflection.

FOR STUDENTS

NAC provides support to schools for arts programmes through various schemes and grants. The following is a summary of the available support for schools in 2020.

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NAC-ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAMME (NAC-AEP)

The National Arts Council – Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) provides all students with access to quality arts education experiences. Every year, the NAC-AEP makes available more than 1,000 arts programmes comprising assembly show performances or workshops by over 300 artists and arts groups. The directory of programmes in Dance, Music, Theatre, Literary Arts, and Visual Arts & Digital Media is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.

 

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

 

Click here to access the NAC-AEP Programme Directory.

 

In addition, ad-hoc ticketed public performances or exhibitions by professional artists and arts groups are also made available for purchase as part of the Public Arts Programme, which is also eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant Subsidy under NAC-AEP.

 

Click here to access the Public Arts Programme Directory.

 

For more details on purchasing arts education programmes through NACAEP including workshop customisation, please visit here

ARTIST-IN-SCHOOL SCHEME (AISS)

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.

 

*NEW* From 2021, teacher training can be supported through the Artist-In-School Scheme (AISS).

 

For more information, please visit here.

PRESCHOOL AEP & INNOVATION GUIDANCE PROJECTS

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 on the Innovation Guidance Project (Community Partnership) for 2021. The ECDA Innovation Projects are initiated to improve the quality of pre-school programmes, teaching-learning practices and to foster a culture of innovation and reflective practices.

 

For more information, please visit here.

FOR TEACHERS

THE MASTER ARTIST SERIES (TEACHERS)

Since 2012, the NAC Education team has been working with the Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRtS (MOE-STAR) on the Master Artist Series (MAS) as a professional development offering for Visual Art, Music, Drama and Dance teachers to benefit from talks, masterclasses or workshops by Cultural Medallion (CM) and Young Artist Award (YAA) recipients. Artists who have been involved with the MAS include Dick Lee, Han Sai Por, Santha Bhaskar and Ivan Heng.

 

MAS has reached out to more than 900 teachers across all art forms since 2012. The schedule of the sessions are dependent on MOE’s training needs for the year, availability of the CMYAAs and ad-hoc requests received from schools.