Arts and Culture Presentation Grant
Application Guidelines and Criteria
OBJECTIVES OF ARTS AND CULTURE PRESENTATION GRANT (ACPG)
The Arts and Culture Presentation Grant (ACPG) supports school groups in staging
performances, exhibitions, or producing literary publications for public audiences.
Administered by the National Arts Council and supported by the Ministry of Education and
National Heritage Board, the ACPG creates more opportunities for youths to have a deeper
engagement with arts, heritage and cultural activities by showcasing their work to the public.
We hope that such an experience will motivate students to nurture their interests and talents
beyond school and encourage them to see themselves as part of a wider arts and culture
community.
ARTS AND CULTURE PRESENTATION GRANT DETAILS
The ACPG can be used to support presentations such as (but not limited to) a play, musical,
dance production, exhibition, concert or literary arts event (e.g. poetry reading) at a public
performing space, gallery, concert hall, park, library, community centre, museum, etc.
Literary publications (e.g. a collection of prose and poetry published for public distribution, or
a poetry recital or public reading at a bookstore or library in conjunction with the literary
publication) for public audiences are also supported by the grant. Digital presentations or ebooks will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The grant will cover up to 80% or up to $10,000 (whichever is lower) of the projected costs.
The grant amount awarded, decided by our panel of assessors from NHB and MOE, will be
based on the merit of the proposal.
The grant will be disbursed in two tranches: (a) 80% at the point of the award and (b) 20%
upon the completion of the presentation, and the submission of the necessary budget and
evaluation reports.
ELIGIBILITY
The grant is open to all Primary and Secondary schools as well as JCs / CI, ITEs and SPED
schools. School applicants from the previous cycle (2013/2014) are eligible to apply again.
Priority will be given to schools and projects where students are presenting their works for
the first time to the public or have had limited opportunities to do so.
CRITERIA
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Criterion 1 – Artistic Merit: Applications should demonstrate clear artistic and
educational outcomes and how the presentation will engage students in developing
further interest in the arts. It should also be specified how the teachers/ arts
instructors/ artists will be involved in the presentation.
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Criterion 2 – Creation of New Opportunity: Applications should demonstrate how the
presentation will provide new artistic experiences for students and opportunities to
reach out to the community beyond their school. This can include (but is not limited
to)
- musical production by students from different CCA groups;
- arts performance that brings together several schools;
- a visual arts exhibition held at a community venue; or
- presentation of an art form that students are not exposed to in their school
curriculum.
- A collection of prose or poetry published for public sale or distribution
either in partnership with publishers, bookstores, or the libraries.
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Criterion 3 – Project management: Applications should illustrate how the set budget
would contribute to students’ learning and development. Proposals that demonstrate
how the school will work with relevant community partners will be considered
favourably.
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In addition, the evaluation will also consider how this project contributes to the arts
and culture environment in the school.
APPLICATION WINDOWS
There will be 2 application windows for 2015 ACPG applications.
Submission period
Announcement of results
1st application window
20 Oct 2014 to 28 Nov 2014
31 Jan 2015
2nd application window
27 Apr 2015 to 29 May 2015
30 Jul 2015
Project commencement
1 Feb 2015
1 Aug 2015
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
All completed application forms (including principal’s signature) should be submitted by 28
Nov 2014 (for first application window) or 29 May 2015 (for second application window) to:
Arts Education Unit
National Arts Council
90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre
Blk A, #01-01, Singapore 439053
OR
[email protected]
You can also contact NAC at the above email address if you have any queries.
Arts and Culture Presentation Grant
Application Form
Incomplete forms will not be eligible. Please print clearly or type. No space in the form should be left
blank. Insert ‘NA’ or ‘NIL’ where applicable. Please tick appropriate boxes or delete accordingly.
Date of submission
(A) TYPE OF APPLICATION
Discipline
(Please tick all
Dance
Literary
that apply
Film and Multimedia
Music
Theatre
Visual Art
(B) APPLICANT INFORMATION
School
School Address
Name
Individual
i/c
Presentation
of Mr / Mrs / Miss / Dr*
of
Designation
(Principal,
HOD,
Art SH, teacher
etc.)
Contact Number
(O)
(H/P)
(Fax)
Email Address
School’s Arts and Please describe the key arts and culture programmes in the school
and/or future plans related to arts and culture
Culture
Environment
(B) Presentation Details
Presentation Title
Projected
Start Date
Projected
Completion Date
Proposed Venue
Projected
Audience Profile
% Students, staff, parents
% public audience
Projected Income
(if any)
Description of Presentation
Please describe your proposed presentation in no more than 250 words, covering
content synopsis, artistic concept, theme(s), etc. where appropriate.
Student Involvement
Please describe the student profile involved and how these students will benefit from
the presentation, especially in terms of how new opportunities are being created for
them.
Total Estimated Costs of Presentation
Please describe the operational costs that your proposed presentation would likely incur.
This can include purchase or rental of venue, props, sets, art supplies, instruments,
equipment, costumes, etc. as well as the hiring of services for production management,
sound and lighting, etc.
Operational costs
Sn
Item description
Eg: Venue costs, equipment hire, material costs, set &
costume rental, musical instruments rental, printing costs,
marketing collaterals, programme booklet etc.
Manpower/ artists / instructor / costs
Eg: cost per hour for artist or instructor
Miscellaneous costs
Eg: transport for students, meals for students, etc.
Sponsorships or grants received from other organisations:
Total projected cost:
______________________
Principal’s Signature
Name of Principal:
*include school stamp
Projected
costs
(including GST)
Annex A
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Fundraising, religion-based and commemorative school events (e.g. Speech Day,
Year Books, Milestone Anniversary publications) will not be funded under this
scheme.
2. NAC’s selection of the recipient(s) of the ACPG is final.
3. All applicants are responsible for obtaining Public Performance Rights and the
appropriate permits and licences for the use of all copyrighted materials. NAC shall
not be liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the applicants.
4. Schools must provide access to NAC and its representatives for evaluation of the
presentation upon request by NAC.
5. Schools must submit the post-presentation report and facilitate evaluation in the form
of teacher / student surveys, interviews and documentation upon request by NAC.
6. NAC reserves the right to withhold or seek return of the ACPG if it is not satisfied that
the ACPG is being used in the manner intended.
7. Failure to comply with any of the abovementioned terms and conditions may
influence the outcome of future applications.
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