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About the Young Artist Award

Established in 1992, the Young Artist Award is Singapore’s highest award for young arts practitioners, aged 35 and below, whose artistic achievements and commitment have distinguished them from their peers. It encourages young practitioners to continue pursuing excellence in the arts and to inspire others. 

The Young Artist Award is presented by the Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and administered by the National Arts Council (NAC). To date, the Young Artist Award has been conferred on a total of 178 artists in the fields of film, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts.


Young Artist Award Grant (YAA Grant)

Each recipient of the YAA is eligible for a grant of up to $20,000 that supports their future artistic pursuits and development. The grant can be used for arts projects or studies that have a positive impact on the recipient’s artistic development, or to the local arts scene.

Recipients are invited to share their proposal for this Grant, which they may apply for within two years of receiving the Award. 

For more information on the YAA Grant, download the guidelines and the application form













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Brian Gothong Tan

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Darren Ng

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Genevieve Chua

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Liao Jiekai

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Looi Wan Ping (Lei Yuan Bin)

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Troy Chin


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Cai Bi Xia

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Daniel Kok

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Jason Wee

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Xia Haiying


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Natalie Hennedige


Dr Philip Tan

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Dr Tan Kai Syng

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Ting Kheng Siong


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Beatrice Chia-Richmond

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Chong Tze Chien

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Francis Ng

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Kelvin Tong

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Lim Yan

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Toh Ban Sheng

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Yeo Chee Kiong

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Yo Shao Ann


2005 Aaron_R 275x250

Aaron Khek

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Alvin Pang

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Cyril Wong

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Heman Chong

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Katryna Tan

2005 Li Xie_R 275x250

Li Xie (Lim Poh Poh)

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Michael Lee


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Chan Yoong Han

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Dr Danny Tan

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Ling Hock Siang

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Dr Tan Chee Lay

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Tang Ling Nah


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Ken Seet

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Noni Kaur

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Tan Hwee Hwee

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Dr Zechariah Goh


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Daren Shiau

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Quek Ling Kiong

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Royston Tan

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Tammy Wong

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Cheah Chee Kong

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Chua Say Hua

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Goh Boon Teck

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Raymond Lau

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Yee Ee-Ping


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Felix Cheong

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Hong Sek Chern

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Jeffrey Tan

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Kam Ning

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Kok Heng Leun

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Lee Sze Yau

2000 Lim Chin Huat_R 275x250

Lim Chin Huat


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Ang Gey Pin

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Aravinth Kumarasamy

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Dr Chng Nai Wee

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Chua Lik Wuk

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Henry Low


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Alvin Tan

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Dr Gabriel Wu

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Dr Joyce Koh

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Lee Huei Min

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Paul Ocampo

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Eric Khoo

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Haresh Sharma

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Ker Ban Hing

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Lim Jing Jing

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Tan Mei Ching


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Boey Kim Cheng

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Meenakshy Bhaskar

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Siow Lee Chin


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Baet Yeok Kuan

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Ghanavenothan Retnam

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Lim Seng Tiong

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Nirmala Seshadri

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Simon Tay


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Bey Hua Heng

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Chia Joo Ming

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Henri Chen

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Philip Jeyaretnam

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Jennifer Tham

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Lee Tiah Khee

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Lim Jen Erh

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Ong Keng Sen

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