About Campaign

ends 31 Dec 2020, 11:59 PM
The arts capture our memories and stories, playing its part in building the unique identity and spirit for Singaporeans. The pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented financial impact on the arts community. Performing venues have been shut down overnight, productions and events have been cancelled and many arts groups face uncertainty with future work. This is especially so for small arts organisations who are unable to fundraise for themselves. During this difficult time, our local arts groups need your help more than ever, to continue to keep our cultural legacy alive.

Through The Sustain the Arts (stART) Fund*, a joint initiative by the National Arts Council and the private sector, funds raised will provide more project commissioning and capability development opportunities for our arts groups. For 2020/2021, the stART Fund will also provide relief to arts groups affected by the additional costs of operations due to COVID-19 through the funding of safety measures such as masks, face shields and thermal scanners. stART will also prioritise funding for art programmes that reach out to our frontliners, healthcare workers, and vulnerable groups like our seniors and help our arts groups digitalise and monetise their art content online.

All eligible donations raised will be matched dollar for dollar by the Cultural Matching Fund, doubling the impact of your donation. All donations will also be eligible for 250% tax deduction.

*Visit www.nac.gov.sg/start to find out more!

About the Charity

The Sustain the Arts (stART) Fund is a joint initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC) and the private sector to boost the long-term sustainability of smaller arts organisations, and to nurture a culture of giving to the arts. The need is especially pronounced today due to the disruptions and implications that COVID-19 has brought to everyone, especially the arts and culture scene.

The fund is administered by NAC and is set up to help arts organisations which have limited resources to scale up and establish robust governance structures. The stART Fund also aims to help these smaller arts organisations create and present quality programmes that contribute to the vibrancy of Singapore's arts and culture ecosystem. Such programmes include those with community impact that enable more people to enjoy the arts, enhance the arts experience through digital technology, and encourage audiences to reflect on and celebrate Singapore's cultural identity.

The stART Fund is managed as a sub-fund under the Support of the Arts Fund (SFAF), a registered charity with IPC status under the Charities Act. Hence, all donations to the stART Fund will be eligible for 250% tax deductions.

For more information regarding the stART Fund, please visit www.nac.gov.sg/start.


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Arts & Heritage

Arts and Culture Development Office, Contact Person