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 2020, Children & Youth-At-Risk Partnership Programmes can be supported through the Artist-In-School Scheme (AISS).

 

For more information, please visit here.

PRESCHOOL AEP & AISS

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 PreSchool 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.

FOR TEACHERS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS COLLABORATION WITH MOE AEB & MOE STAR

NAC collaborates with the Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts (STAR) and the MOE Arts Education Branch (AEB) to support the professional development of MOE arts teachers and key personnel overseeing arts education programmes in schools.

 

Artist-Mentor Scheme (AMS)

 

The Artist-Mentor Scheme is an initiative jointly helmed by MOE-STAR and NAC. It aims to develop art and music teachers’ competencies by partnering practitioners to co-teach in the Art, Music, Dance and Drama. The teachers go through a collaborative process of learning with the mentors who are established, respected practitioners in their art form.

 

For more information, please visit here.

MOE-NAC Artist-Mentor Scheme: Acrylic & Oil Painting

MOE-NAC Artist-Mentor Scheme: Community Music Making