[Update] Arts funding in Singapore


The National Arts Council in Singapore has announced a one-off funding window for artists and arts organisations in Singapore, to support capability development initiatives. Here’s essential information about this, and what it means for participants of our training workshops.

What’s the one-off application cycle about?

There are usually three application cycles per year for the Capability Development Grant offered by the National Arts Council (NAC) in Singapore. In light of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), the NAC is offering an additional, one-off application cycle for this grant. This one-off application window is open from 24 May 2021 to 30 June 2021. Projects funded under this application should take place between 1 June 2021 and 14 December 2021.

If you can’t get your application submitted during this window, the next application cycle closes on 13 August 2021, for projects taking place on or after 15 December 2021.

Funding amounts are:

  • Individuals: up to 70% with an overall cap of S$20,000 per financial year
  • Nonprofit organisations or collectives: up to 70% with an overall cap of S$75,000 per financial year
  • For-profit organisations: up to 50% with an overall cap of S$75,000 per financial year

Read more at: Capability Development Grant on the NAC website.

Which capability development areas does Quantico CCIL training support?

Quantico CCIL’s Arts Communication training supports the following Priority Areas as defined in the SG Arts Plan (2018–2022):

  • data analytics
  • digital marketing
  • audience facilitation and engagement in the arts
  • branding and marketing

Read more: This information can be found on Page 2 of the Grant Guidelines.

What information is needed to support this application, and can Quantico CCIL provide any supporting information?

In addition to the legal, financial, and identity documents needed, the grant application needs details of your proposed capability development efforts and information about the training programme, trainers, and training organisation. Applicants are also required to explain how the programme will support them, the activities they will undertake, and how they will apply these activities.

Read more: This information can be found on Pages 7 and 8 of the Grant Guidelines.

Quantico CCIL provides grant applicants with the following support:

  • Information package about Quantico CCIL’s arts communication training initiatives, programmes, expertise, and track record, along with the applications of these initiatives to artists and arts organisations
  • Free consultations sessions with applicants to help articulate and plan a roadmap to apply their skills and knowledge to their work in the arts

Training programmes that may be included in the grant are:

  • Arts Communication Workshop
  • Introduction to Copywriting
  • Introduction to Branded and Corporate Storytelling
  • Introduction to Information Design
  • Introduction to Digital and Content Marketing
  • Introduction to WordPress
  • Customised training

Read more: Details about these training programmes can be found here.

This information is accurate as of the date publication.



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