The Artist-In-School Scheme (AISS) supports sustained partnerships between Singapore arts professionals^ and mainstream and Special Education (SPED) schools to co-design customised arts learning experiences that deepen students’ engagement in and through the arts.
AISS enables schools to co-design a range of meaningful arts learning experiences that focus on working with arts professionals^ to achieve one of the following objectives:
For mainstream schools
- Deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of various art forms
- Develop students’ awareness, skills and understanding of the non-performative aspects of the arts (E.g. choreography, lighting & sound design, arts criticism, etc.)
- Support broader educational outcomes through the arts (E.g. engaging at-risk children and youths through the arts, teaching Character and Citizenship Education through the arts, etc.)
For SPED schools
- Deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of various art forms in alignment with curriculum
- Support broader educational outcomes through the arts (E.g. developing skills and attributes in the core Learning Domains, teaching Character and Citizenship Education through the arts)
- Deepen SPED teachers’ knowledge and enhance their skills in developing or delivering arts-based lessons (E.g. through learning specific arts skills and/or pedagogy), so as to cater to students’ needs
Mode of Instruction
Face-to-face, digital and blended modes of learning are supported in AISS. Schools should indicate in the proposal the instruction mode to be adopted.
Hours of Learning
To facilitate deep engagement, a minimum of 10-hours of artist-student interaction is recommended.
Schools may include a teacher-training component as part of the programme, on condition that the number of hours designated for teacher-training does not exceed the number of hours of artist-student interaction.
Schools may also include a presentation/showcase component as a culmination of their AISS project. However, stand-alone presentations/showcases will not be supported.
^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.
|School Type||Application Cycle|
|For Primary & Secondary Schools, JCs, Centralised Institute & ITE Colleges||The application window for AISS projects taking place in CY 2023 will be open from 12 September – 17 October 2022. Applications are to be submitted via Form.Sg.|
Interested applicants may refer to the AISS Teacher’s Guide and AISS 2023 Grant Guidelines documents below for more information.
All schools are required to submit a post-project report no later than 8 weeks after the project’s completion, along with at least two high-resolution photographs of the sessions. AISS 2023 (Mainstream) schools can download the post-project
AISS POST-PROJECT REPORT TEMPLATE 2023
|School Type||Application Cycles|
|For Special Education Schools|
There are two application cycles for SPED-AISS projects taking place in CY2023:
Interested applicants may refer to the SPED-AISS 2023 Grant Guidelines below for more information.
SPED-AISS 2023 GRANT GUIDELINES
Post-Project Report for SPED schools
All schools are required to submit a post-project report within two months after the project’s completion, along with at least two photographs of the sessions.
POST-PROJECT REPORT TEMPLATE (SPED)
AISS MEDIA RELEASE FORM (SPED)
For further queries on this scheme, please contact the NAC Education Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.