The NAC believes that the arts should be an integral part of all Singaporeans’ lives and exposure should begin from a young age.

Thus, the NAC is committed to offer a range of student programmes so that all students may be immersed in quality arts education, for expression, learning and reflection.



The National Arts Council-Arts Education Programme (NAC-AEP) aims to provide all students with access to quality arts education programmes.


Every year, the NAC-AEP makes available 800 arts programmes by close to 240 artists and arts groups. Schools can utilise the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise purchases of any programmes endorsed under the NAC-AEP.


Programmes could take the form of an assembly show performance, or a hands-on arts workshop or an outing to an arts venue, such as an artist's studio.


There are also ad-hoc ticketed public performances or exhibitions by professional artists and arts groups endorsed under NAC-AEP as Public Arts Programmes which are also eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant.  


Click to access the NAC-AEP Programme Directory and the Public Arts Programme Directory.


For more details on NAC-AEP related applications, such as how NAC-AEP workshops can be customised, please visit here.


The Artist-in-School Scheme supports extended collaborations between schools and practising local artists and writers.


These tailored arts education programmes are customised to meet the specific needs and aspirations of the school and students.


For more information, please visit here.


The Arts and Culture Presentation Grant is an initiative to create more opportunities for youths to have a deeper engagement with the arts by being able to showcase their work beyond the school community.


The Grant supports school groups in staging performances, exhibitions, or literary arts showcases in public spaces, for public audiences.


For more information, please visit here.


The Dance Talent Development Programme (DTDP) is a fully-funded dance programme that nurtures dance enthusiasts at Secondary Three.


Selected from schools all over Singapore, and brought together as a community, these budding dancers are given the opportunity to interact with established local dance artists and choreographers. The DTDP complements talent development opportunities in other art forms, such as the Singapore National Youth Orchestra for young musicians.


For more information, please visit here.


The arts play an important role in offering young people at-risk an avenue for engagement, and an outlet for expression, growth and reflection.


NAC supports collaborations between artists and counselors, social workers, teachers from schools and/or VWOs, to provide young people with access to the arts as a tool for positive youth development.


For more information, please visit here.


The NAC Artist-SPED Partnership Programme supports efforts to promote the use of the arts as a pedagogical tool in Special Education schools, so that the arts can become more deeply embedded as an integral and integrated part of the overall school experience.


Artists and school teachers work closely together to co-develop and co-teach customised arts-based lessons that target the learning needs of students with different disabilities and address larger educational goals.


For more information, please visit here.


In partnership with the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and MOE, NAC has developed an Arts Education Programme (AEP) database for the pre-school sector. This database is curated by representatives from the arts and early childhood education sectors.


NAC has also partnered with ECDA to introduce the Artist-in-School Scheme (AISS) for pre-schools. The pilot Pre-School AISS enables children to gain access to quality arts programmes conducted by professional arts instructors over a sustained period, and seeks to nurture positive attitudes towards learning in and through the arts.


For more information, please visit here.


WORDS GO ROUND brings writers into schools to meet and interact with students and teachers!


Encompassing enriching talks and workshops by Singaporean and overseas writers, WORDS GO ROUND is a great opportunity for students and teachers to delve into the world of literature outside of the school curriculum.


With programmes for pre-primary to Junior College students and teachers, WORDS GO ROUND is an event not to be missed!


Visit here for more information.