National Arts Council Singapore
The National Arts Council champions the arts in Singapore. By nurturing creative excellence and supporting broad audience engagement, our diverse and distinctive arts inspire our people, connect communities and profile Singapore internationally. We preserve our rich, cultural traditions as we cultivate accomplished artists and vibrant companies for the future. Our support for the arts is comprehensive – from grants and partnerships to industry facilitation and arts housing. The Council welcomes greater private and corporate giving to and through the arts so that together we can make the arts an integral part of everyone’s lives.
Ms. Serene Lim
Ms Serene Lim is the Director (Policy & Planning) of the National Arts Council (NAC). Serene leads the divisions under her care in developing robust arts and culture policies to nurture Singapore’s arts ecosystem. Her department engages in organisational development and performance management work to strengthen NAC’s internal processes, as well as the crafting and alignment of communication narratives with NAC’s strategic objectives. Serene also oversees the planning and implementation of NAC’s cultural diplomacy efforts and internationalisation activities, to position Singapore arts globally through international exchanges, collaborations, market development initiatives and showcases.
Serene holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. She was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Medal for Best MPA Governance Study Project.
Prior to joining NAC, she was with the Corporate Communications department at the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth.