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Tote Board Arts Fund

The Tote Board Arts Fund supports Singaporean artists and arts companies in bringing the arts to communities to engage, inspire and create shared experiences for people to connect with one another. The Fund is managed by a committee appointed by the National Arts Council (NAC). 

The Arts Fund is open to individuals, organisations and collectives and support projects that fulfil one or more of these criteria: 

  • Stage a performance/exhibition in non-convention venues 
  • Demonstrate efforts to reach out to under-served segments (e.g. people with disabilities, youths at risks, low income groups, etc.) 
  • Demonstrate efforts to engage audience effectively and improve their understanding of the project by incorporating interpretative or educational components
  • Demonstrate efforts for deeper engagement of the community 

Applications are assessed by an independent Arts Fund Committee comprising art specialists and experienced arts administrators.

The members of the current Arts Fund Committee (FY2020 - FY2021) are:

Mr Lee Suan Hiang (Chairperson) 
Dr Uma Rajan
Mrs Chong Yuan Chien 
Mr Eric James Watson 
Ms Melissa Quek 
Dr Sa'eda bte Buang
Ms Serene Lim
Ms Suenne Megan Tan

Applicants may concurrently seek funding from both the Arts Fund and NAC’s other grant schemes for the same project.

To be eligible for funding consideration for the Arts Fund, applications must reach the Tote Board Arts Fund Committee before the commencement of your project, as follows:

Arts Fund
For projects taking place on/afterApplication deadlineAnnouncement of outcome
1 December 202115 August 202115 November 2021
1 April 202215 December 202115 March 2022

Please submit your application as well as any queries via email to: