Welcome to the NAC Arts Education website!

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


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 comprising assembly show performances or workshops by over 300 artists and arts groups. Schools may utilise the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise purchases of any programmes endorsed under the NAC-AEP. 

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 NAC-AEP including workshop customisation, please visit here.



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.


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


The Arts and Culture Presentation Grant is an initiative to support school groups in staging performances, exhibitions, or literary arts showcases for public audiences. This is to create more opportunities for youths to have a deeper engagement with the arts by being able to showcase their work beyond the school community, especially in public spaces.


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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.


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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.


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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.



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.


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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

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.


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

MOE-NAC Artist-Mentor Scheme: Community Music Making