Nominate Sponsors for 2009 Patron of the Arts Award today!


Nominate Sponsors for 2009 Patron of the Arts Award today!


With about 70 art activities daily to fill the calendar last year, the arts scene was bursting with vibrancy, thanks to the robust support from arts patrons. Sponsors supported new initiatives such as Keppel Nights and Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Inspire Programme, the development of artists and arts groups, arts education initiatives, scholarships, arts infrastructure, arts institutions, festivals such as Mosaic Music Festival and da:ns Festival, as well as national showcases such as Singapore Arts Festival and Singapore Biennale. 


Nominations for the 2009 Patron of the Arts Award are now open to commend the philanthropic efforts of these well-deserving donors.


Individuals and organisations, who have contributed to the arts, whether in cash or kind during the period 1 January to 31 December 2008, are invited to apply. The annual Patron of the Arts Award is Singapore’s most prestigious recognition for arts sponsorship, which acknowledges individuals and entities for their contributions towards the promotion and organisation of arts activities in Singapore. The five categories of awards are the 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. The awards will be conferred by the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts in the later part of the year.


Nomination forms can be downloaded via NAC’s website All nominations must reach the NAC by 15 April 2009.  For enquiries on nominations, the public may contact Ms Lee Mui Lian (DID: 6837 9581, E-mail:


Annex: Details and Nomination procedure for the 2009 Patron of the Arts Awards.