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Skills Framework for Arts

The Skills Framework is a SkillsFuture initiative developed for the Singapore workforce to promote skills mastery and lifelong learning. Jointly developed by the National Arts Council and SkillsFuture Singapore, together with employers, industry associations and unions, education and training providers and individual arts practitioners, the Skills Framework for Arts provides useful information on:

  • Sector Information
  • Career Pathways
  • Job Roles and their Key Tasks and Functions
  • Existing and Emerging Skills

With the Skills Framework, individuals are equipped to make informed decisions about career choices, as well as take responsibility for skills upgrading and career planning.

Assess Career Interests

  • Understand career pathways
  • Recognise personal attributes required

Prepare for Desired Jobs

  • Understand skills and competency required

Find Avenues to Close Skills Gaps

  • Identify relevant training programmes to equip oneself with the required skills and competencies
  • Participate in on-the-job training opportunities provided by companies

Renew, Upgrade and Deepen Skills

  • Plan for career development / transition
  • Recognise skills and competencies required for the intended job role
  • Identify training programmes to upgrade and deepen skills

Here are some examples on how you can use the framework as an individual:

Skills Framework Fresh Graduate SFW Mid Career

The Skills Framework can also be utilised by:


  • Recognise and understand the vital skills required for success in the Arts industry
  • Invest in training and development programmes to enhance their employees' skills and support their career progression

Training Providers

  • Gain insights on the latest sector trends and emerging skill sets that are in demand
  • Design and develop training programmes that cater to the specific needs of the industry