Our SG Arts Plan (2023 - 2027): The National Arts Council’s Five-Year Road Map For The Arts

Published on 03 November 2023
By Team Catch

Rolled out between 2023 and 2027, this is a bold, strategic road map for the arts and culture sector. It is an invitation for everyone to join the making of Singapore as a distinctive city and creative economy anchored on a connected society. 

The plan is the culmination of two years of engagement with artists, creatives, and audiences across Singapore, and reflects the collective aspirations of the arts and culture sector.

The plan is built on three strategic thrusts:

  • A Connected Society: Where our national identity is anchored on our shared arts and culture.

  • A Distinctive City: Where spaces are invigorated by the arts and contribute to making Singapore an endearing home and attractive destination.

  • A Creative Economy: Where the arts and adjacent industries thrive and create more employment opportunities.

Each thrust is supported by key priorities and initiatives that will be implemented over the next five years.


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A Connected Society

The arts and culture play a significant role in connecting people and communities, and Our SG Arts Plan (2023 - 2027) aims to do this by:


  • Sustaining Audiences through Life: Embed arts experiences in key life areas such as education, leisure and well-being across all ages.

  • Strengthening Communities through Shared Experiences: Expand arts touchpoints for audiences through strategic partnerships and programmes to grow strong ties within and across diverse communities.

  • Driving Advocacy to Grow Support: Foster an appreciation for the social impact of the arts across people, public and private sectors, and encourage contributions to the arts from a diversified and growing pool of patrons.

A Distinctive City


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The arts play a vital role in shaping a city's identity and making it a vibrant and attractive place to live and visit. Our SG Arts Plan (2023 - 2027) aims to make Singapore a Distinctive City by:

  • Diversifying and Unlocking Spaces: Increasing and deepening access to affordable public and private spaces, integrating the arts in more spaces where people live, work and play across Singapore.

  • Activating Places and Precincts: Working with the public and private sectors to co-create innovative and unique arts places and precincts for artists, as well as local and global audiences.

  • Infusing Arts Everywhere: Create an immersive and creative city filled with the arts in real life, in augmented reality and in the metaverse.

A Creative Economy


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Our SG Arts Plan (2023 - 2027) is all about expanding horizons and making Singapore a global hub for creativity!

The arts and culture sector is a significant contributor to Singapore's economy. Our SG Arts Plan (2023 - 2027) aims to grow the Creative Economy by:

  • Forging New Ways of Doing Business: Increasing visibility and potential for the arts and adjacent industries to create more employment opportunities.

  • Growing Artistic Excellence: Building capabilities and development pathways for sustainable careers in the arts.

  • Expanding Internationalisation Opportunities: Develop a globally connected arts sector and establish Singapore’s reputation as a creative centre, so as to grow international demand and markets for local arts.

Catch a Part of the Plan


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Dive into the heart of Singapore's arts scene with Catch and be a part of Our SG Arts Plan (2023 - 2027). Let's make arts accessible to all!

Our SG Arts Plan (2023 - 2027) will require the collective support of public organisations, the private sector, and every single one of us.

Where does Catch come in as part of Our SG Arts Plan (2023 - 2027)? Well, we are here to showcase Singapore as a vibrant and inclusive hub of arts and culture activity. By making the arts accessible to all, we are diversifying the arts and enticing artists and audiences alike to create and share, connect and engage.

How can you be part of it and join the making of a vibrant arts and culture scene in Singapore? It's quite simple!

Come and be a Catch member, Catch more arts and cultural events, and support more local artists and creatives by attending programmes, buying their works and sharing your experiences with others by becoming a Catch Creator. Let’s go Catch some arts and culture and put Our SG Arts Plan (2023 - 2027) into action!

Top image credit: National Arts Council


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