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Showcasing Cultural Medallion Recipients

By working with stakeholders for various initiatives, National Arts Council (NAC) raises appreciation for our Cultural Medallion recipients’ artistic excellence and contributions that have enriched Singapore’s arts and culture landscape: 

Our Cultural Medallion Story: Honouring and Celebrating Singapore's Artistic Talents

Our Cultural Medallion Story is a dedicated showcase to honour Singapore's Cultural Medallion (CM) recipients and celebrate their achievements. 

The idea of a showcase was mooted after the National Art Council (NAC)’s conversations with the Cultural Medallion recipients on what could be done to better support the arts and culture sector. Commissioned by NAC and managed by Arts House Limited (AHL), Our Cultural Medallion Story consists of a physical showcase, together with a companion website that tells the stories and works of the Cultural Medallion recipients.

Launched on 26 November 2021 by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Edwin Tong, Our Cultural Medallion Story provides an educational and interactive experience for visitors to reflect on how Singapore’s arts and culture landscape has progressed over the years and honours the nation’s cultural icons who have inspired generations of artists and audiences.

Our Cultural Medallion Story and the rest of The Arts House invite visitors to explore the creative worlds of the Cultural Medallion recipients where they can enjoy and engage in activities by the Cultural Medallion recipients, such as book launches, exhibitions, talks, and workshops.

Singapore Online Arts Repository (SOAR): Preserving and documenting Cultural Medallion Recipients’ artistic practices

Our Cultural Medallion Story is one of NAC’s ongoing initiatives to raise the collective appreciation for the Cultural Medallion recipients. Besides commissioning the showcase, NAC is working with NLB to develop the Singapore Online Arts Repository (SOAR), an integrated and comprehensive digital repository documenting the work of Cultural Medallion recipients, alongside other key artists and arts groups. Existing digitised materials on Cultural Medallion recipients continue to be accessible through the National Online Repository of the Arts (NORA) and new materials will be progressively added to provide Singaporeans with valuable insights into Singapore’s cultural history.

Master Artist Series (MAS)

The Master Artist Series (MAS) allows both educators and students to learn from prolific artists who are masters and pioneers of their artistic practice.

MAS Students

Formerly known as the Cultural Medallion Speaker Series in Schools, the MAS (Students) scheme has reached more than 1000 schools since 2012 through an array of talks and workshops. Recent workshops include speakers such as Haresh Sharma, Amanda Heng, and Riduan Zalani, and have taken place both in person and via digital platform.

MAS Teachers

The MAS (Teachers) allows Visual Art, Music, Drama and Dance teachers to benefit from talks, masterclasses or workshops conducted by Cultural Medallion (CM) and Young Artist Award (YAA) recipients. The scheme is a collaboration with the Ministry of Education’s Singapore Teachers Academy for the aRts (MOE-STAR) and Arts Education Branch (MOE-AEB) to support the capability development of teachers.

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