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Artist-In-School Scheme

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.

Teacher-Training Component 
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.

Presentation/Showcase Component  
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.

AISS 2022 (Mainstream) - Application Details
School TypeApplication Cycle*
For Primary & Secondary Schools, JCs, Centralised Institute & ITE CollegesPlease note that the application window has closed.

Interested applicants can download the AISS 2022 Guidelines for reference. Please stay tuned for the next application window.

Post-Project Report 

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 photographs of the sessions. AISS 2021 (Mainstream) schools can also download the post-project report template below.  

TEACHER'S GUIDE

AISS 2022 GUIDELINES

ANNEX A TEMPLATE

2022 POST PROJECT REPORT TEMPLATE

AISS MEDIA RELEASE FORM

AISS 2022 (SPED Schools) - Application Details
School Type Application Cycles
For Special Education Schools

There are two application cycles:

  • Cycle 1: Apply by 22 November 2021, 5pm for programmes beginning after 7 February 2022.
  • Cycle 2: Apply by 8 April 2022, 5pm for programmes beginning after 27 June 2022.
 

Applicants should:

1)    Download and familiarise themselves with the AISS 2022 Guidelines (SPED);
2)    Download Annex B Template (SPED) and fill in the details in conversation with the artist, as selected portions are to be crafted collaboratively; and
3)    Complete the Online Application Form here.

Applicants are advised to complete the Online Application Form in one sitting as input will not be autosaved. The online form and Annex B will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.

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.

AISS 2022 GUIDELINES (SPED)

ANNEX B TEMPLATE (SPED)

POST-PROJECT REPORT TEMPLATE (SPED)

AISS MEDIA RELEASE FORM (SPED)


For further queries on this scheme, please contact the NAC Education Unit at nac_aep@nac.gov.sg.