The Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award (CMYAA) are pinnacle awards that recognise exemplary Singaporean artists for their distinctive bodies of work, artistic excellence and their contributions to the development of our nation’s diverse arts and cultural landscape. The awards also encourage and empower recipients to pursue their passions and create world-class works that raise the international profile of Singapore’s arts scene.
The 2022 Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award call for nominations is now closed.
The Cultural Medallion is Singapore’s highest arts accolade, honouring individuals whose artistic excellence, contribution and commitment have enriched and distinguished Singapore’s arts and culture scene.
To date, the Cultural Medallion has been conferred on a total of 130 artists in the fields of film, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts.
Each Cultural Medallion recipient will have access to funds of up to $80,000 to support their continuous artistic pursuit and help them make a positive impact on Singapore’s arts and culture development by engaging the wider community through their projects.
Young Artist Award
The Young Artist Award is Singapore’s highest award for young arts practitioners, aged 35 and below, whose artistic achievements and commitment have distinguished them from their peers. It encourages young practitioners to continue pursuing excellence in the arts and to inspire others.
To date, the Young Artist Award has been conferred on a total of 169 artists in the fields of film, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts.
Each Young Artist Award recipient will be eligible for a grant of up to $20,000 that supports their future artistic pursuits and development. The grant can be used for arts projects or studies that have a positive impact on the recipient’s artistic development, or to the local arts scene.
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