The arts have the power to enrich lives and bring people together. 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. Groups are being encouraged to engage their local communities more, giving them ample opportunities around the year, to sample, savour and deepen their appreciation of different art forms. Hence, projects that demonstrate concerted efforts towards this end may be considered for higher level of funding. Through this, Arts Fund hopes that more Singaporeans will enjoy the arts.


S$1.5m will be made available this financial year (FY2020) by the Tote Board through the Arts Fund for the arts community.


Applications are assessed by an independent Arts Fund Committee comprising art specialists and experienced arts administrators.


The members of the current Arts Fund Committee (FY2020 - FY2021) are:


Mr Lee Suan Hiang (Chairperson) 
Dr Uma Rajan
Mrs Chong Yuan Chien 
Mr Eric James Watson 
Mr Kok Tse Wei
Ms Melissa Quek 

Dr Sa'eda bte Buang

Ms Suenne Megan Tan

Applicants may concurrently seek funding from both Arts Fund and National Arts Council’s other grant schemes for the same project.


Updated (April 2020): To be eligible for funding consideration, applications must reach the Tote Board Arts Fund Committee before the commencement of your project, as follows:


Applications Received by

Announcement of Outcome

For Projects taking place on/after

15 April 2020

15 June 2020

1 August 2020

15 August 2020

15 October 2020

1 December 2020

15 December 2020

15 February 2021

1 April 2021

Please refer to the application guidelines here.

Please download the revised application form and budget template for submissions. 


The revised application form and budget template must be submitted through email to:


All information is accurate at point of publishing. Should you have any queries about the Tote Board Arts Fund, please email: