The National Arts Council of Singapore develops Capability Development Scheme
- Direct support for artists and cultural professionals
- Skills development
- Strengthening the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries
- Adapting business models
In mid-March the National Arts Council announced the Capability Development Scheme for the Arts (CDSA) to benefit arts organizations and artists. The CDSA supports skills upgrading across various disciplines, including art making, digitalization, entrepreneurship and audience development. To date around 600 training opportunities have been supported, benefiting over 200 arts organizations and self-employed workers in the arts sector. To alleviate the financial burden on artists and arts organizations, 50% of the CDSA subsidies are paid in advance as soon as they sign up. A broad range of programmes are eligible for the CDSA, including workshops, masterclasses, seminars, lectures, professional programmes and residencies. Online training programmes can also receive support, provided the areas of training relate to the arts and culture sector.