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More than 300 pre-school children to take up arts course

Published on Jun 24, 2014 6:22 PM

SINGAPORE - More than 300 children from around 10 pre-schools will take part in lessons specially conducted by arts practitioners as part of the two-year pilot Artist-in-School Scheme for Pre-Schools.

The National Arts Council (NAC) announced the $70,000, two-year scheme on Tuesday. It was started in March in partnership with the the Early Childhood Development Agency to give pre-schoolers access to quality arts programmes.

Each school can receive a subsidy of up to 70 per cent of programme costs, including teaching fees of the arts practitioners involved.

About 120 children from five pre-schools have taken part in the pilot phase so far. Art forms covered include dance, music, theatre and ceramics.

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