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Overview

Capability Development Grant

The National Arts Council (NAC)’s Capability Development (CD) Grant encourages and supports the continuous professional development of the people who work in Singapore’s arts and culture sector across diverse areas of functions and practices.

The grant is open to individuals and organisations and supports the following training activities or programmes that span a duration of no more than 12 consecutive months:

  • Professional training and skills development programmes
  • On-the-job training activities
  • Mentorship and apprenticeships 

What the Grant Supports

Grant Details
CATEGORIES FOR YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL
FOR YOUR ORGANISATION
  • Professional training and skills development programmes such as:

    • Workshops, masterclasses, seminars, conferences
    • Professional programmes (e.g. certified or accredited courses such as professional diplomas)
    • Residencies
    • Participation in Competitions [1]
Participate only

Send your employees or members to participate

or

Organise for your employees or members [2] (including interns and apprentices)

 

  • On the job training activities such as:

    • Work attachments
    • Internships or traineeships
Participate only

Send your employees or members to participate

or

Organise for your employees or members [2] (including interns and apprentices)
  • Mentorships and Apprenticeships
Participate or arrange own mentorship or apprenticeship

Send your employees or members to participate

or

Organise for your employees or members [2] (including interns and apprentices);

[1] Participation in competitions should be accompanied by opportunities for professional development such as masterclasses and workshops. Organisations that are planning to organise competitions should consider applying for the Presentation and Participation Grant.

[2] If you are keen to organise a training activity at an industry-level that fills a critical capability gap, please get in touch with us.

Our funding varies by project type and applicant, as shown in the table below:
Coverage Type For Individuals For Non-Profit Organisations or Collectives For Profit Organisations
Percentage of Actual Supportable Expenses Up to 70% Up to 70%
Up to 50%
Overall Cap per Financial Year $20,000 $75,000 $75,000

Note: More information and list of supportable costs can be found in the grant guidelines.