How much funds does Centre For the Arts (CFA) need annually?
Answer: We require about S$7 million per financial year.
Who decides how funds are used within CFA?
Answer: Donors will decide on the Funds they wish to support; i.e. CFA Student groups, NUS Museum and Baba House. CFA has an Exco (Executive Committee) that decides on fund allocation for various programmes, projects and activities at the beginning of each financial year.
How is CFA funded?
Ans: National University of Singapore (NUS) is a not for profit organisation established in 2006 (RCB: 200604346E). We rely on donations from Foundations, the public and corporations, to supplement our part funding by NUS. NUS funds 70% of our annual budget. 20% comes from venue rental income. 10% is by donation from Foundations, corporate and individual donors.
What percentage of the direct expenses is expended to our beneficiaries?
Ans: About 80% of the funds are expended directly to our beneficiaries; namely the 23 students arts groups through providing professional tutoring, equipment, facilities amongst others. The balance of 20% is used by CFA to plan programmes and produces year-round events to bring the arts to NUS students and the community. These programmes help develop an appreciation of the arts, laying the foundation for the future of the arts in Singapore.
Where can I ready more about the financial status of CFA?
For more information on our financial statement, you may refer to our annual reports.
Does CFA need to keep reserves?
Ans: Yes. CFA requires reserves and a sinking fund to maintain the University Cultural Centre, Runme Shaw CFA Studios, NUS Museum and Baba House.
Can CFA provide tax deductible receipt for donation?
Ans: As an Institute of Public Character (IPC), CFA is able to provide tax deductible receipt for direct donations.
Who benefits when I make a donation to 'Action For Arts – Centre For the Arts Fund'?
Ans: By making a gift to Action For Arts Fund, you help our students achieve their full potential and realise dreams. Donation received will go towards student development, maintaining the Studios where students can be trained and tutored, maintenance of performing Hall, Theatre and exhibition spaces for our students to perform and display their works. Your giving also supports merit-based arts excellence and encourages our students to be the best that they can be.
List of our student arts groups:
|NUS Boulevart||Exxon Mobil Campus Concerts Crew|
|NUS Chinese Dance||NUS Chinese Orchestra|
|NUS Chinese Drama||NUS Choir|
|NUS Dance Blast!||NUS Dance Ensemble|
|NUS Dance Synergy||NUS Electronic Music Lab|
|NUS Guitar Ensemble||NUS Harmonica|
|NUS Ilsa Tari||NUS Indian Dance|
|NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble||NUS Jazz Band|
|NUS Lion Dance||NuSTUDIOS Film Productions|
|NUS Piano Ensemble||NUS Rondalla|
|NUS Stage||NUS Symphony Orchestra|
|NUS Wind Symphony|
Your gift will also enable us to continue bringing the arts to the student population and the community, by keeping ticket prices affordable. We run a regular calendar of concerts, dances, arts festivals, film screenings and literary events.
Who benefits when I make a donation to 'NUS Museum Fund'?
Ans: By making a gift to NUS Museum, you contribute to the care and management of the museum's collection, research and curating of exhibitions and the development of educational programming. NUS Museum houses 7,000 objects, among which are works donated by late Cultural Medallion recipients and artists Chua Ek Kay and Ng Eng Teng. NUS Museum develops a range of programmes relevant to research and academic concerns of the university, and to present exhibitions and art in an accessible and engaging manner for the public. Our outreach programmes aim to help awaken intellectual curiosity, stir the imagination, and inspire all to discover and explore the world of art, history and culture. As a University Museum, we received more than 66,000 visitors for 2008.
Who benefits when I make a donation to 'Baba House Conservation Fund'?
Ans: By making a gift towards our conservation efforts, you help NUS Museum maintain and preserve the Straits Chinese heritage. The Baba House at 157 Neil Road is perhaps the last surviving Straits Chinese town house in Singapore. Visitors will be able to appreciate the restoration and conservation efforts made on this authentic Straits Chinese structure and will at the same time be exposed to the customs and material culture of the Straits Chinese community in a living context.
Can I donate artworks / artefacts to NUS Museum?
Ans: NUS Museum is a comprehensive museum for teaching and research. It focuses on Asian regional art and culture within its four collections. You can channel your queries to email@example.com and we will be in touch.
If I have questions on donation or on fundraising events to benefit CFA, who can I contact?
Ans: You can channel your queries and proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.