2008 Nominations for Patron of the Arts


Nominate your cultural philanthropic heroes today!


The 2008 Nominations for the Patron of the Arts Awards are now open. Individuals and organisations, who have contributed to the arts, whether in cash or in kind during the period 1 January to 31 December 2007, are invited to apply.


The annual Patron of the Arts Awards 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 late 2008.


Total arts sponsorship in 2006 reached $33.5 million.  In appreciation of their contributions, 230 corporate sponsors and 35 individuals, including 82 new contributors, were feted last year at the annual award ceremony. For the second time since 2003, the Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award was accorded to a record high of 19 patrons last year.


Nomination forms can be downloaded via NAC’s website http://www.nac.gov.sg. All nominations must reach the NAC by 1 April 2008.  For enquiries on nominations, the public may contact Ms Lee Mui Lian (DID: 6837 9581, E-mail: lee_mui_lian@nac.gov.sg).


Please refer to the annex for further details and nomination procedure for the 2008 Patron of the Arts Awards. 


Annex : 2008 Patron of the Arts Awards