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

  • The Presentation and Participation (General) and Presentation and Participation (Publishing) Grants to three cycles per year
  • The Presentation and Participation Grant (Extended Play /  Album), to one cycle per year.


Presentation and Participation (General and Publishing)

Apply by

Notified by:

For projects taking place on or after

15 Apr 2021

30 Jun 2021

15 Aug 2021

13 Aug 2021

29 Oct 2021

15 Dec 2021

15 Dec 2021

28 Feb 2022

15 Apr 2022

Presentation and Participation (Extended Play / Album)

Apply by

Notified by:

For EPs/Albums scheduled for completion* on or after

14 May 2021

15 Sep 2021

31 Oct 2021


Grant applicants applying for Presentation and Participation Grants – General, Publishing and Extended Play / Full-length Album – are required to submit their applications via the OurSG Grants Portal. Submissions via other means, e.g. email, hardcopies, will not be accepted for these grants. 
All applications must reach us by 23:59 (SGT) on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted. In the event that you are awaiting confirmation from partners/collaborators, you are advised to submit your application before the closing date, and state clearly any information which is still outstanding/unconfirmed. The outstanding information should be submitted to NAC once available.


To sustain support for digitalisation efforts as the Digital Presentation Grant for the Arts (DPG) is a time-limited scheme that has phased out, we have made some adjustments to the Presentation and Participation Grant. Please refer to the revised grant guidelines to find out more about the enhanced grant scheme.


Since 21 August 2020, the MCCY Grants Portal has been rebranded to OurSG Grants Portal. 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.


As such, Grants applicants applying from 15 September 2020 onwards will need to apply via OurSG Grants Portal.




In line with efforts to encourage greater governance over grant monies, the following will apply to all Presentation and Participation Grants awarded from 1 April 2020:

  • 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. 
  • As part of the submission during grant closure, the proof of the accountant's registration with ISCA 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.