The WeCare Arts Fund@CDC is a grant scheme that is a collaborative effort between the Community Development Councils (CDCs) and the National Arts Council (NAC). Its primary objective is to provide support to Social Service Agencies (SSAs) and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) by engaging their beneficiaries in artistic activities.
On 4 September 2017, the partnership between the CDCs and the NAC was renewed, with a commitment to allocate $1 million towards the WeCare Arts Fund over the next two years. The fund is designed to facilitate programmes that promote inclusivity in the arts and help individuals from disadvantaged and underserved communities build self-confidence.
Activities supported by the Fund
The fund supports project costs that involve artists working directly with SSAs/SHGs and their beneficiaries through the Performing, Visual, Literary and Multi-Disciplinary arts.
Who is the Fund for?
The fund is open to all SSAs/SHGs that are keen to work with artists / arts groups to bring arts to their beneficiaries. SSAs must be a member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS). Artists may approach SSAs directly in order to submit an application for the Fund.
Download the Guide and Application Form.
*With effect from January 2020, interested SSAs can submit their application online via the OurSG Grant Portal (https://oursggrants.gov.sg) for a more seamless grant application process using CorpPass.
For further enquiries, you may contact the CDCs officer in your district to find out more about the fund: