The National Arts Council (NAC)’s island-wide network of Arts and Culture Nodes is developed for people to come together to participate in, enjoy, and experience the value of the arts in their neighbourhood.
To increase the touchpoints for communities to encounter the arts in public spaces, NAC has been collaborating with community partners and volunteers within these various locations to create distinct identities for each Node and implement inclusive arts programmes for their communities. Till date, NAC has 20 Nodes, ranging from public libraries, Community Centres, recreational spaces such as Singapore Botanic Gardens and Gardens by the Bay, to integrated community and lifestyle hubs Our Tampines Hub and Wisma Geylang Serai and educational institutions such as Republic Polytechnic.
Through the Nodes network, Singaporeans can choose from a wide range of quality arts programmes presented by established artists and arts groups throughout the year. Find out more about the various Arts and Culture Nodes in the map below:
Arts@SBG (Singapore Botanic Gardens)
Showcasing regular music performance and visual artworks at Singapore’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site
Bring your family and friends to the Singapore Botanic Gardens to enjoy the well-loved NAC-ExxonMobil Concert in the Garden series, other music concerts at the iconic Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage and the public artworks around the gardens.
Arts@JLG (Jurong Lake Gardens)
Bringing quality traditional arts performances to Singapore’s only heartland national garden
Enjoy major festivities such as Mid-Autumn Festival and the Big Green Carnival, and explore Lakeside Garden with your families to experience diverse arts and culture performances from our local ethnic groups.
Singapore’s one-stop gardening resource hub, now bringing arts programmes to you.
Enjoy a series of arts activities and programmes such as mural painting, performances, visual arts exhibitions, and workshops conducted by local artists.
A national garden and premier horticultural attraction for all to own, enjoy and cherish
Bring your family and friends to experience arts and cultural performances by emerging and established Singaporean artists and arts groups throughout the year.
artseen (Jurong Regional Library, Tampines Regional Library, Woodlands Regional Library)
Vibrant arts literacy spaces, where artists and the community connect and engage in authentic art experiences
See the arts and be seen in the arts! Curated arts programmes at selected public libraries await youths and young adults at artseen. Enjoy workshops, artist sharing sessions and live performances, as well as a collection of art books, all part of an authentic arts experience.
Home of enterprising youths committed to creating their own futures
As an integrated talent and resource hub, *SCAPE provides a holistic avenue for youths to fulfil their dreams. Here, they can learn and participate in exciting urban music and dance programmes such as Music Day Out and the Dance Talent Development Programme.
Republic Polytechnic (The Republic Cultural Centre)
Arts touchpoint in the north for the Woodlands community to enjoy the arts
The Republic Cultural Centre at Republic Polytechnic presents a rich calendar of arts events throughout the year. Programmes feature established artists in a broad range of art forms and genres with key annual highlights including Momentum Dance Festival, IGNITE! Music Festival and the Reflections Community Arts Festival.
ARTS@SAFRA (SAFRA Punggol, SAFRA Toa Payoh)
An arts and lifestyle platform for NSmen and their families to be engaged through regular, quality arts programmes
Head to SAFRA Punggol or SAFRA Toa Payoh for regular arts activities that the whole family can enjoy! With children’s theatre as well as music performances and installations, there is something for everyone.
At Arts@Downtown East, look forward to arts programming for families and youths during key celebratory festivities and holidays in the calendar.
Festive Arts @ Our Tampines Hub
The destination of the East with a diverse offering of quality arts programmes
Expect a wide range of arts and culture experiences at Festive Arts @ Our Tampines Hub, which features bi-monthly performances at the Festive Arts Theatre as well as an exciting visual arts programme to engage the whole family.
A culturally distinct epicentre for the arts and heritage of Nusantara Malay culture
Visit Wisma Geylang Serai to experience various Malay arts and cultural programmes that are inclusive and open to people from all backgrounds. Key highlights include weekend arts programmes throughout the month of Ramadhan, activities in conjunction with Malay Language Month and Gala Laga, the annual Malay Youth Music Festival.
Bedok Kaleidoscope (Bedok CC)
Bringing traditional arts to seniors and families in Bedok
Bedok Community Centre brings residents together through Bedok Kaleidoscope's quarterly Chinese Culture Appreciation Series, as well as outdoor traditional arts performances held on Sunday mornings at Blk 16 Bedok South Rd.
Kallang ArtsTreats(Kallang CC)
Celebrating diverse ethnic cultures with regular traditional arts performances
Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Singapore’s ethnic groups at Kallang CC's Multi-Cultural Night event and monthly outdoor performance series at Boon Keng MRT. Look forward to their annual signature event, the Kallang Artstreats Festival, which promises an eclectic range of arts groups and arts experiences!
Arts by the Sea (Siglap South CC)
Bringing the best of Singapore’s performing arts scene closer to arts lovers in the community
At Arts By The Sea, you can look forward to quarterly multi-cultural performing arts programmes, featuring some of the best professional artists and arts groups in Singapore.
Our Gallery at Taman Jurong (Taman Jurong CC)
Singapore’s visual arts town, featuring public artworks co-created by professional artists and residents in the community
At Taman Jurong Community Club, artists and residents co-create visual artworks that are installed at various void decks and open spaces in Taman Jurong, which visitors can enjoy through a self-guided trail. Pick up a brochure at Taman Jurong CC and embark on the trail to explore these works ranging from street art murals to 3D sculptures.
Arts@Pasir Ris (Pasir Ris Elias CC)
A centre for music excellence, presented by established and emerging artists and arts groups
Arts@Pasir Ris offers a plethora of musical treats. From a quarterly music performance series and the annual family-friendly Music@Elias concert to the annual Rollin’ Good Times extravaganza with evergreen tunes, there is something for everyone!