Grants Updates


Grant Type

Key Changes

Date posted

PRESENTATION & PARTICIPATION GRANT, MARKET AND AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT GRANT AND CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT

A revised budget template has been introduced for the 15 June application window for the Presentation and Participation, Market and Audience Development and Capability Development Grants.

 

Applicants must sign and date the declaration section, failing which grant applications and final reports will not be accepted. Applicants are also advised to retain receipts or proof of expenditure or up to 3 months from the date of submission of their final reports. 

5 June 2017

PRESENTATION & PARTICIPATION GRANT – MUSIC EP, FULL-LENGTH ALBUM PROJECTS

For Music EP applicants, please take note of the following 2 changes :

 

1.  From April 2017 onwards, there will only be two application deadlines for Music EP Projects as follows:

 

FOR EP/ALBUMS RELEASED BETWEEN

APPLY BY

NOTIFIED BY

15 Feb – 14 Aug

15 Oct (of previous year)

15 Jan

15 Aug – 14 Feb

15 Apr

15 Jul

 

Exception: For projects taking place between 15 July to 14 August 2017, NAC will accept applications in the April 2017 cycle.

 

2.  NAC has also clarified the wording in the application guidelines as follows :

 

Change proposed on the P&P Grant page, under Music EP & Full-length album projects“… if your album release is scheduled to take place on 15 Mar, the application can be submitted any time before but no later than 15 Oct.”

 

Instead of

 

“.. if your project starts on 15 Mar, the application can be submitted any time before but no later than 15 Dec.”

 

Change proposed in the P&P Guidelines, Page 20“If you are successful, you will be expected to: Complete production of the EP/album and stage a public launch (e.g. via a showcase) in Singapore within 18 months from the date of grant offer.”

 

Instead of

 

“complete album production within 1 year and stage a public launch in Singapore within 3 months of album completion”

 

More information on the EP Grant can be found here .

 

9 Mar 2017

CREATION GRANT,

PRODUCTION GRANT,

P&P PUBLISHING AND TRANSLATION GRANT,

P&P EXTENDED PLAY GRANT,

RESEARCH GRANT,

MAJOR COMPANY AND SEED GRANT

Fulfilment of the National Library Board’s Legal Deposit

 

NAC would like to encourage the deposit of all print materials that are published or produced in Singapore and made available for sale or public distribution with the National Library Board. This would allow long-term preservation for future audiences to consume and appreciate such works. This would include EPs and albums and e-books.

 

To this end, NAC has clarified the wording in the Terms & Conditions for all grants as such:

 

Change proposed in the Terms & Conditions, Paragraph 3.1Legal Deposit: Under the National Library Board (NLB) Act, two copies of publications published in Singapore are required to be deposited with the National Library within four weeks from the date of publication. Publications include books, magazines, journals, EPs/albums and audiobooks. Publishers are encouraged to deposit electronic publications such as e-books for long-term preservation. Please visit http://www.nlb.gov.sg/Deposit/About/LegalDeposit for more updated information about Legal Deposit.

 

ISBN, ISSN and ISMN application: Application for International Standard Numbers for books, serials and music with the National Library is available online: http://www.nlb.gov.sg/Deposit/About/InternationalNumbers

 

Instead of

 

“[Only for Publications] Legal Deposit (NLB Act 1995): For regulatory requirements on Legal Deposit and ISBN allocation number, please refer to NLB website: http://www.nlb.gov.sg

 

9 Mar 2017

P&P – PUBLISHING & TRANSLATION

Reprint Policy

 

There is no existing policy for reprints. NAC would thus like to clarify this with the following:

 

Change proposed in the P&P Guidelines, Page 15“For book reprints, titles that were earlier supported for publication under the P&P (Publishing & Translation) are not eligible for further funding within five years of receiving the grant.

 

In addition, NAC prioritises seminal titles and titles used in curriculum for funding support or reprints.”

 

More information on the revised P&P - Publishing & Translation guidelines can be found here .

 

9 Mar 2017

RESEARCH GRANT

NAC Review of Research Grant

 

NAC took the opportunity to review the Research Grant to:

  1. Ensure that answers to frequently asked questions by applicants are found in the guidelines, in particular, questions relating to manpower costs, eligibility of applicants and qualifying costs.
  2. Enhance the guidelines so that it is beneficial to all parties involved, particularly in improving intellectual property, receipt of proposals and adapting qualifying costs to align with other research grants.

 

The changes, comprising minor and major updates, are documented here for reference.

 

 

9 Mar 2017

MAJOR COMPANY SCHEME

Review of the Major Grant Scheme to Major Company

 

With last year’s review, NAC has come up with a revised framework for Major Companies resulting in the following changes. The new framework is applicable to all applicants in FY16, FY17 and after.

 

  1. Having three tracks for application i.e. Artmaking, Bridging and Intermediary, under the Major Companies scheme. This will allow greater specialisation by companies in the area of work that they are most committed to. These companies will be assessed by criteria that are customised to appropriately reflect the nature of their work, and will thereafter be evaluated by similarly customised Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  2. Recognise support for groups at different stages of development – there will be no fixed point at which Major Grant companies exit funding. This will be customised to each company instead.
  3. Engage companies individually to determine the funding support needed based on their needs and aspirations, taking into consideration their financial strength and sustainability, and role within the artistic community.

 

 

More information on the Major Company Scheme can be found here .

 

 

9 Mar 2017