The National Arts Council
: 国家艺术理事会; Malay
: Majlis Kebudayaan Kebangsaan Singapura
) was established in September 1991 "to nurture the arts
and make it an integral part of life in Singapore.
The National Arts Council was formed from the amalgamation of the Singapore Cultural Foundation, Cultural Division of Ministry of Community Development, Festival of Arts Secretariat and the National Theatre Trust in 1991.
There are currently eight divisions in the NAC: Performing Arts
, Visual Arts
, Literary Arts
, Resource Development
, Audience Development, Planning, Market Development and Corporate Communications, and Corporate Services. These eight divisions work with each other to implement strategies and programmes to better the art scene in Singapore.
Arts cluster development
The NAC adopted an arts cluster development approach starting from 15 April 2004. This project was led by a dedicated team of officers championing the performing, visual and literary art forms. This new approach enabled the Council to develop the all its various art forms in a holistic manner by working through the entire value chain, nurturing and developing artists, arts groups and arts businesses, to providing international stages for Singaporean artists to showcase their talents . This new plan also helps enhance the relationship within the arts community, where artists and arts groups become partners,... Read More