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Overview

Creation Grant

The National Arts Council (NAC)’s Creation Grant supports the creation, adaptation and re-development of distinctive artistic content. Through a rigorous creation process, we seek to expand the canon of works that engage audiences at home and abroad. 

The grant is open to individuals and collectives with a strong track record of artistic achievement and production. Applicants must be Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents, with priority given to artists who reside in Singapore and actively contribute to the arts scene.

The grant supports the creation process of performing, visual, literary, digital and multi-disciplinary art forms for up to 18 months, including:

Creation Grant Supports

  • The creation of original new works; or
  • The adaptation and redevelopment of works across artistic disciplines (e.g. from book to musical), or across other media to the arts (e.g. from film to play with priority given to the adaptation of Singapore content; or
  • Translating Singapore works by authors of established literary merit (preferably Asian) into any of Singapore’s national languages. Priority will be given to translating Singapore works into Singapore's official languages. 

The creation stage should result in an original, complete script/ score/ recording/ exhibition/ live presentation of excerpts. Digital arts projects should result in a prototype, playable demo or trailer, online platform or website.

For performing and visual arts projects, applicants will also be supported to present a mini-showcase to potential producers and presenters, followed by a post-show discussion.

The grant is capped at $50,000 per applicant and covers direct expenses of the creation and developmental process.  Funding is prioritised towards proposals with effective national, and preferably international, marketing and distribution plans.

 

What does it cover?

The grant supports the creation process of Performing, Visual, Literary, Digital and Multi-Disciplinary art forms for up to 18 months, including:

  • The creation of original new works

  • The adaptation and redevelopment of works across artistic disciplines (e.g., from book to musical), or across other media to the arts (e.g., from film to play with priority given to the adaptation of Singapore content

  • Translating Singapore works by authors of established literary merit (preferably Asian) into any of Singapore’s national languages. Priority will be given to translating Singapore works into Singapore's official languages.

  • Funding is prioritised towards proposals with effective national, and preferably international, marketing and distribution plans.

  • For the 2021 Cycle, projects with a strong use of digital technology as part of their creation process and/or as a platform to present its mini-showcase will be prioritised.

  • For Performing and Visual Arts projects, you will also be supported to present a mini-showcase to potential producers and presenters, followed by a post-show discussion.

Application requirements

The creation stage should result in an original, complete script/score/recording/exhibition/live presentation of excerpts. Digital Arts projects should result in a prototype, playable demo or trailer, online platform or website.

What does it cover?

The grant is capped at $50,000 per applicant and covers direct expenses of the creation and developmental process.