The National Arts Council invites artists, audiences, and stakeholders to contribute to Singapore’s cultural future with the unveiling of the Our SG Arts Plan (2023 – 2027).

The National Arts Council (NAC) announced the launch of Our SG Arts Plan (2023 – 2027), extending an invitation to artists, audiences, and stakeholders to actively participate in shaping Singapore’s arts and culture landscape. The launch event was officiated by Mr. Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law, marking the culmination of extensive engagements with over 16,500 stakeholders to gather insights and aspirations for Singapore’s arts scene.

Guided by consultations with industry partners, artists, creatives, and public feedback since July 2021, Our SG Arts Plan (2023 – 2027) outlines a comprehensive masterplan for the arts and culture sector in Singapore over the next five years. The plan centers around three key strategic thrusts: building A Connected Society, creating A Distinctive City, and fostering A Creative Economy. These thrusts aim to unite communities through the arts, enhance public spaces with artistic vibrancy, and drive innovation and collaboration within the arts and creative industries.

Eight initiatives will be launched across various sectors, including arts, lifestyle, community, and technology, exemplifying the collective effort required to advance Singapore’s arts scene over the next five years.

Mr. Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law, emphasized, “Our SG Arts Plan (2023 -2027) is more than a policy blueprint for what we hope to achieve. It is a statement of belief in the power of the arts to foster creativity, inculcate a sense of belonging, bond people together, and distinguish Singapore globally.”

Mr. Low Eng Teong, Chief Executive Officer of the NAC, expressed enthusiasm for the journey ahead, saying, “As we carry out the plans for the next five years, we are excited for more to join us in the making of Singapore’s vibrant and sustainable arts scene.”