The NAC provides sustainable funding infrastructure in support of the arts community to achieve our vision of Singapore as home to diverse and distinctive arts that inspire our people, connect our communities and position Singapore globally.


The Council funds artists and arts organisations across various fields, who are actively engaged in one or more of the following:

  • Establishing new or existing arts organisations;
  • Producing or presenting art and/or encouraging participation in the arts;
  • Training, research & development;
  • Market and audience development (locally and/or internationally).


Important Updates

In line with Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) and all its agencies, have partnered Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) to develop an online portal, the OurSG Grants Portal (OSG), rebranded from the MCCY Grants Portal (MGP) since 21 August 2020. NAC. Our transition to the OurSG Grants Portal represents a move towards becoming a one-stop portal for community-building grants across government agencies. All the features  with the MCCY Grants Portal will remain, with new enhancements planned for roll-out in the coming months.


Since April 2019, the Presentation & Participation (P&P) Grant, the Market and Audience Development (MAD) Grant, Creation Grant and Production Grant have been on-boarded unto the OSG.  The Capability Development Grant will be on-boarded by 15September 2020. NAC is working to migrate the other grant types unto the MGP OSG.  NAC is working to migrate the other grant types unto the OSG throughout 2020 and 2021.


Applicants can download the following user guide to facilitate navigation on the OurSG Grants Portal for grant applications.




Since 15 April 2019, NAC has also revised the grant cycles for: 

  • The Presentation & Participation (General), Presentation & Participation (Publishing), Market & Audience Development (MAD) and Capability Development (CD) Grants, to three cycles per year
  • The Presentation & Participation Grant (Extended Play / Full-Length Album), to one cycle per year
  • The Research Grant to one cycle per year.


P&P (General, Publishing), MAD and CD Grants

Apply by

Notified by:

For projects taking place on or after

15 Apr 2020

30 Jun 2020

15 Aug 2020

14 Aug 2020

30 Oct 2020

15 Dec 2020

15 Dec 2020^

26 Feb 2021

15 Apr 2021

P&P (Extended Play / Full-Length Album), Creation, Production and Research Grants

Apply by

Notified by:

For projects taking place on or after

15 May 2020

15 Sep 2020

31 Oct 2020

^ ^ Specific to this cycle, applications will open from 15 September 2020, instead of 15 August 2020. 


To sustain support for digitalisation efforts and capability development needs as the time-limited schemes for Digital Presentation Grant for the Arts (DPG) and Capability Development Scheme for the Arts (CDSA) will phase out, we will be making some adjustments to the P&P, MAD and CD Grants. The enhanced grant schemes will open for application from 15 September 2020, instead of 15 August 2020, for projects commencing 15 April 2021. Please refer to the grant guidelines uploaded onto the respective grant pages to find out more.



In line with efforts to encourage greater governance over grant monies, the following will apply to all project grants awarded from 1 April 2020 (P&P, CD, MAD, Creation, Production and Research Grants):

  • Grants $10,000 and above will require their Statement of Accounts to be certified by an accountant registered with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) or equivalent international body. 
  • Grants $100,000 and above will continue to require their Statement of Accounts to be independently audited by a public accountant registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) or equivalent international body. 
  • As part of the submission during grant closure, the proof of the accountant's registration with ISCA, ACRA or any equivalent international body (e.g. ISCA Membership ID) should be provided as well. 


Should you have any queries or need clarifications, please email us at and we will respond via email or assign an NAC officer to speak with you.


Seed Grant

The aim of the Seed Grant is to help kick-start their programmes and projects, and to formalise their operations.

Major Company Scheme

The Major Company Scheme supports the professional and artistic development of registered arts organisations that represent excellence in their core mission, whether it is in art making, outreach or serving the sector.

Creation Grant

The Creation Grant supports the creation, adaptation and re-development of distinctive Singapore-made artistic works.

Production Grant

The Production Grant supports the production, presentation and marketing costs of projects from a wide range of genres.

Presentation and Participation Grant

The Presentation and Participation Grant aims to enable a wide range of arts practitioners and organisations to express and enrich our artistic diversity, as well as increase arts appreciation and participation in Singapore.

Market and Audience Development

This grant supports activities to build audiences, patrons and supporters to complement artistic efforts at home and abroad.

Capability Development Grant

The Capability Development Grant encourages and supports the continuous professional development of the people who work in Singapore’s arts and culture sector.

Research Grant

The Research Grant supports research which expands our knowledge and information of the arts and culture sector.

Arts Fund

The Arts Fund will continue to support artists and arts companies that produce good quality performances and exhibitions for the enjoyment and edification of Singaporeans.