Be Part Of Singapore's Premier Visual Arts Festival !


Singapore Art Show


2 August – 8 October 2007


The National Arts Council (NAC) is pleased to invite the public to submit their artworks for the Singapore Art Show 2007 (SAS2007).


Organised by NAC, the Singapore Art Show (SAS) is a national platform celebrating distinctive and outstanding art created by Singaporean and Singapore-based artists.  The biennial festival showcases the diversity of visual arts practices in Singapore, presents new artistic content, and further develops the capabilities of artists and curators.  It also aims to encourage public appreciation and engagement in visual arts in Singapore.


Spread over two months, SAS2007 features a main platform, the Singapore Art Exhibition (SAE) and multiple niche platforms.  Held at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) from 2 August to 3 September, SAE comprises an Open section and a Curated section. Singaporeans and residents can be a part of SAS2007 by submitting their works for the Open section.


To ensure the wide-ranging and inclusive nature of the Open section, the public can submit any form of visual artworks.  These include works of painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, batik, photography, printmaking, mixed media, installation and new media art.  Submitted works will be assessed and short listed for exhibition by a selection panel comprising members from NAC, SAM, practitioners and academics from the local visual arts community.  Short listed artists stand to receive a Career Developmental Prize which is a residency grant prize of up to $50,000 to boost his/her artistic and professional development.


“The Singapore Art Show is a national showcase of Singapore artists and Singapore art. At the same time we would also like it to be a platform for artists to hone their craft and raise their competencies so that they can continue to develop new works and go on to make a mark in the international art scene.  I encourage all artists to send in their best works and make a bid for the Career Development Prize,” says Lee Suan Hiang, Chief Executive Officer, National Arts Council.


The deadline for submission of artworks for the Open section is 15 June 2007. SAE is co-presented by NAC and the National Heritage Board (Singapore Art Museum) as part of SAS2007. 


In addition to the main platform, the SAS2007 features niche platforms to promote specific arts forms or curatorial visions. There will also be other accessible and fun outreach activities and public art components to engage the public in a myriad of visual and interactive offerings.


We invite you to help us publicise SAS 2007 and the call for participation in SAE through your respective media.


More information on participation in SAE is in the annex attached.