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About Arts Resource Hub


The Arts Resource Hub Story

The NAC’s Arts Resource Hub (ARH) initiative supports arts Self-Employed Persons (SEPs) and freelance practitioners in Singapore to unlock new opportunities and grow meaningful careers.

The initiative was set up in 2019 after extensive consultations with more than 370 individuals from the arts community across disciplines and practices over the course of 2017 and 2018. Ten key priorities were discussed including the need for an accessible online platform with aggregated training and job opportunities, as well as useful information on financial planning and legal knowledge.

To address and tailor ARH’s offerings to suit SEPs’ needs, NAC developed the current range of resources in close collaboration with industry professionals from the arts sector, to which we owe our thanks to many individuals and organisations.

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Engagements with the Sector

COVID-19 Support

Group Picture 22 Jun 20

To provide arts SEPs with an open channel to ask questions on existing COVID-19 support measures available, ARH organised a series of one-on-one call chats from 24 March – 3 April 2020, for arts SEPs to speak with NAC staff over Zoom. These consultation sessions were extended with the roll-out of the Arts and Culture Resilience Package where a series of Ask NAC! sessions were organised for artists to dial in through a group setting, and a total of 72 SEPs were engaged.

Ask NAC! group sessions were re-launched in April 2021, and details of the schedule and points discussed can be found here.


42 Waterloo Street

42 Waterloo Street Facade

NAC also met with Centre 42 and some arts SEPs on 8 September 2020 and 16 April 2021 to provide updates and get feedback on the renovation plans for 42 Waterloo Street. The key points from their discussion can be found here.


SEP Engagement with MOS Ms Low Yen Ling

Arts SEP Engagement with MOS Low

On 3 February 2023, NAC held an engagement session, hosted by Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ms Low Yen Ling. The session was attended by arts practitioners, including SEPs, SEP advocates and representatives from arts organisations that work closely with arts SEPs, to discuss ideas on how the ARH could better support arts SEPs. The key points from their discussion can be found here.