National Arts Council - Arts Education Programme
The National Arts Council-Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) is committed to provide all students with access to quality arts education programmes. Every year, NAC-AEP makes available more than 1,000 arts programmes by over 300 artists and arts groups. All programmes endorsed under NAC-AEP are assessed every two years by NAC Education Unit in consultation with an expert panel. Schools may purchase programmes by contacting the artist or arts group directly from the NAC-AEP Directory. Click here to access the NAC-AEP e-service.
Public Arts Programmes from 2022* - Schools can source, choose and purchase suitable public arts programmes from public event platforms (e.g., ‘Inspire Your Child’ section of The A-List, SISTIC) or directly from arts companies, and then claim for the purchase of tickets under the Tote Board Arts Grant. There will no longer be LOEs for public arts programmes and schools can refer to the Tote Board Arts Grant Guidelines for more information on changes to claim processes.
Tote Board Arts Grant
The Singapore Totalisator (TOTE) Board provides an annual arts grant to all Primary & Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges & Centralised Institutes, Special Education Schools and ITE Regional Campuses who have opted in for the Grant. Schools may use the grant to subsidise the purchase of programmes listed in the NAC-AEP Directory and the Artist-in-School Scheme (AISS).
|Type of School||Annual Grant Quantum||Percentage Cap|
|Primary and Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Centralised Institutes||$15,000||Up to 50% of programme cost|
|ITE Regional Campuses||$70,000||Up to 50% of programme cost|
|Special Education Schools||$9,000||Up to 70% of programme cost|
For more information on Pre-School NAC-AEP and how Pre-schools are funded, please refer to the section on Pre-School Initiatives.
To utilise the Tote Board Arts Grant, schools are required to submit an opt-in form to the NAC during the opt-in exercise. The opt-in exercise is usually conducted at the end of the year through an emailer sent to all Principals, Vice-Principals and Admin Managers. The opt-in exercise for 2022 has started and all schools who want to receive the annual grant must complete the opt in form here by 19 January 2022.
Schools that wish to use the Tote Board Arts Grant will need to be familiar with the latest Tote Board Arts Grant Guidelines on the utilisation of the Grant. Expenditures claimed under the Tote Board Arts Grant are audited annually through sampling based on the terms outlined in the Guidelines. Schools can purchase programmes directly from the arts groups listed on the NAC-AEP Programme Directory. When purchasing a programme, schools are advised to request for the Letter of Eligibility (LOE) from the artist or arts group as LOE is proof that the programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant.
|Primary and Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Centralised Institutes||Special Education (SPED) Schools and ITE Regional Campuses||Selected Pre-School Centres|
For further queries on SPED or ITE Customised Programmes, please contact the NAC Education Unit at email@example.com.