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Scheme puts artists in pre-schools to nurture creativity

Published on Jun 26, 2014 9:29 AM
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong and pre-schoolers of PCF Sparkletots Pasir Ris West taking part in a visual arts class supported by the artist-in-schools scheme. About 120 children from five pre-schools have been enjoying various art forms. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

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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