Nominations for 2004 Patron of the Arts Awards Now Open


National Arts Council’s (NAC) prestigious annual awards for arts sponsorship are open for nominations. Both individuals and organisations who have contributed to the arts industry for the year 2003 may apply.


The Patron of the Arts Award honours contributions of $50,000 and above. As Singapore’s foremost recognition for arts sponsorship, the award is conferred yearly by the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts. It comprises the five categories of Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award, Patron of the Arts Award, Friend of the Arts Award, Associate of the Arts Award and Arts Supporter Award.


To be given out later this year, the awards are given in appreciation of individuals and organisations who have contributed towards the promotion and organisation of artistic activities in Singapore, either in cash or in kind. Contributions must have been made during the period of 1 January to 31 December 2003.


Total arts sponsorship recorded for the year 2002 is $31.2 million.  For their contribution, 154 corporate sponsors and 29 individuals, including 70 new contributors, received their awards in a ceremony held last year.


Nomination forms are obtainable at Kallang Theatre, Victoria Theatre, NAC office and All nominations must reach the NAC by 28 February 2004.  For enquiries,  the public can contact Mr Adrian Cheong, Marketing Executive (DID: 6837 9576,


Details of the awards can be found in the Annex attached or at NAC's website.


Annex - Patron of the Arts Award 2004