Scheme puts artists in pre-schools to nurture creativity
Published on Jun 26, 2014 9:29 AM
Pre-schoolers can attend quality lessons conducted by expert arts practitioners, as part of a pilot scheme to develop children's creativity through the arts.
More than 300 children from up to 10 pre-schools will take part in the two-year Artist-in-School Scheme for Pre-Schools.
The National Arts Council (NAC) announced on Tuesday that $70,000 has been set aside for the scheme, which was started in partnership with the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in March.
Each pre-school can receive a subsidy of up to 70 per cent of programme costs, including teaching fees of the practitioners, and material costs, or up to $7,000 per project, which- ever is lower.
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