The National Arts Council (NAC)’s Arts Resource Hub (ARH) initiative supports Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) and freelance arts practitioners in Singapore to unlock new opportunities and grow meaningful careers for the long term. The initiative was developed in consultation with more than 370 individuals from the arts community across disciplines and practices over the course of engagement sessions in 2017 and 2018. Ten key priorities were discussed including the need for an easily accessible online platform to consolidate information.
As a digital repository of resources, the ARH online platform comprises a job portal, information on residencies, auditions and scholarships, and it aggregates useful information such as financial planning, career development and legal knowledge.
Besides the online platform, the ARH initiative also consists of dedicated physical spaces for arts freelancers at Goodman Arts Centre, Stamford Arts Centre and 42 Waterloo Street. Regular talks for the community are also organised. In so doing, ARH hopes to increase sector-wide support for freelance arts practitioners by facilitating collaborations and networking between art-makers and programmers to those behind the scenes, and build capacity for a viable portfolio career in Singapore.