Goodman Arts Centre, Aliwal Arts Centre and Stamford Arts Centre are properties developed under the Framework for Arts Spaces. At these Arts Centres, shared facilities are availabile to the arts community for hire on a short-term basis for arts activities and projects.


To learn more about our Arts Centres, please visit their respective websites:

Goodman Arts Centre 

Aliwal Arts Centre 

Stamford Arts Centre 



Framework for Arts Spaces

The arts landscape has evolved tremendously in the last 25 years. From 2000 to 2009, more than 500 arts groups were formed. Furthermore, new working arrangements of artists and arts groups and new types of spaces in creative clusters or community facilities have emerged, presenting a unique opportunity to the NAC to enable and empower today’s artists and arts groups to flourish.


Thus, in December 2010, the Framework for Arts Spaces was announced to

  1. better support the changing needs of a growing and increasingly diverse arts sector;
  2. provide platforms where artists and arts groups can collaborate with each other, and;
  3. to bring the arts to the surrounding communities.


The process of review included extensive consultations with stakeholders from the people, public and private sectors over a period of 12 months. The Council held workshops and feedback sessions with over 120 artists and arts groups to understand the inefficiencies of the Arts Housing Scheme, the needs of the sector, and to seek insights on how it could be improved or better designed to optimise use and relevance for both arts practitioners and the community. Details of the consultations/engagement can be found here.


The Framework encompasses 4 schemes:

These schemes are aimed at supporting a wide range of artists and arts groups, each with their own unique financial and logistical needs.



The Shared Facilities are arts spaces available to the arts community for hire on a short term basis for arts-related activities and projects. 


The various types of Shared Facilities offered include Black Box, Project Studio, Dance Studio, Music Studio, Multi-Purpose Hall, Multi-Purpose Room, Seminar Room, Meeting Room, Shared Office Space, Props-making Workshop, Outdoor Spaces, etc.

Shared Facilities are available at Goodman Arts Centre (GAC), Aliwal Arts Centre (AAC) and Stamford Arts Centre (SAC).


For enquiries and bookings of the Shared Facilities please contact:

Arts Centre Telephone Email

Goodman Arts Centre

6342 5790

Dorothy Neo -

Aliwal Arts Centre

6435 0131

Kenneth Chng -

Stamford Arts Centre

6251 2876