About Art Outreach
Established in 2003, Art Outreach is a non-profit arts intermediary with IPC status that is dedicated to promoting art appreciation in Singapore and strengthening networks in the local art ecosystem.
We enable practitioners to sustain careers in the arts by offering financial support, professional development opportunities, and an independent and free space to nurture and incubate their work, as well as through facilitating dialogues with collectors and industry leaders.
We also champion the value of art by presenting a year-round roster of accessible and innovative programmes catered to diverse audiences—encompassing educational talks for schools, public art tours, exhibitions and artist residencies—with the aim of encouraging a deeper understanding and appreciation of art and artists in the community.
Art Outreach is supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022 and has been a recipient since 2013.
Our mission is to increase visual art literacy and to promote art appreciation in Singapore by offering an art education programme for primary and secondary school students, art events and presentations in the community, art tours for the public, as well as developing a body of well-trained and committed volunteers to serve as art advocates, providing a vital resource in the community. This is best encapsulated in our motto: “Art Education for the Community by the Community”.
Our vision is a visually literate public, comfortable in engaging with various aspects of visual art including a basic appreciation of art history, especially with art that is relevant to Singapore’s heritage.
Being passionate about the arts and our place in the community
Pushing the boundaries by offering surprising, challenging new experiences Inspiring the imagination with high quality work that is vibrant and enriching
Equipping volunteers with the skills to promote art appreciation in the community