Nominate well-deserving arts sponsors for prestigious awards!

 

Nominations for the National Arts Council’s (NAC) Patron of the Arts Awards will be open from 18 January 2006. Both individuals and organisations who have contributed to the arts, whether in cash or in kind, during the period of 1 January to 31 December 2005 may apply.

 

The annual Patron of the Arts Awards are Singapore’s foremost recognition for arts sponsorship. The awards are conferred by the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts. Five categories of awards, namely 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, recognise individuals and entities who have contributed towards the promotion and organisation of artistic activities in Singapore. The awards will be given out later this year.  More details of the awards can be found in the Annex attached.

 

Total arts sponsorship recorded for the year 2004 was $29.5 million.  For their contribution, 208 corporate sponsors and 42 individuals, including 79 new contributors, received their awards in a ceremony held last year.

 

Nomination forms can be downloaded via NAC’s website http://www.nac.gov.sg. All nominations must reach the NAC by 31 March 2006.  For enquiries on nominations, the public may contact Ms Lee Mui Lian (DID: 6837 9581, E-mail: lee_mui_lian@nac.gov.sg).

 

Annexe: Patron of the Arts Award 2006