For the NUS community to be informed participants in global society, through engagement with the arts and an understanding of cultural diversity.
To contribute to holistic education and the NUS experience through the arts.
Elaboration of Mission
A centre within the National University of Singapore, CFA believes that the arts and higher education have shared goals of building knowledge and nurturing an inquiring spirit. Through its programmes and partnerships with organizations in Singapore and beyond, CFA promotes research, learning and appreciation of the arts, and encourages multidisciplinary collaboration based on existing and emerging cultural interests within the NUS community of students, staff and alumni. CFA seeks to present different genres of the arts, catering to the broad academic and popular interests of the NUS community, with the purpose of inspiring, creating critical dialogue and enjoyment. CFA nurtures arts literacy through its audience development, and develops the creative and artistic talents of NUS students and staff. In doing so, CFA provides a platform of interaction that brings together diverse creative and intellectual energies within the NUS and beyond.
CFA presents an active events calendar year-round that adds vibrancy to campus life.
CFA manages and nurtures 23 undergraduates and alumni groups in music, dance, drama, visual arts, film-making and production.
CFA manages venues and facilities suitable for worldclass arts performances, exhibitions, academic and corporate conferences and other lifestyles activities.
CFA provides consultancy on arts and entertainment, as well as project management and curating expertise for the campus and beyond.