Thanks to the generous contributions by patrons who have offered financial support, resources, skills and time, Singapore’s arts scene has grown and flourished over the years.


Instituted in 1983, the Patron of the Arts Awards celebrate and recognise organisations and individuals who have contributed significantly towards the development of the arts. We deeply appreciate these contributions that have helped the arts to grow and be accessible to all.


Each year, we recognise contributions in cash, in-kind and loans in the following categories:


Cash and In-Kind Contributions



Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award

$1,500,000 and above

Patron of the Arts Award

$300,000 - $1,499,999

Friend of the Arts Award

$50,000 - $299,999





Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award

$100,000 and above

Patron of the Arts Award

$50,000 - $99,999

Friend of the Arts Award

$10,000 - $49,999

NEW!* Artwork and Artefact Loans

Corporate and Individuals


Distinguished Supporter of the Arts Award

$1,000,000 and above

Supporter of the Arts Award

Below $1,000,000

*Only applicable for artwork and artefact loans made from 2020, to be recognised for Patron of the Arts Award 2021 onward.


  To Submit Contributions  

To submit contributions

The submission period for Patron of the Arts Awards 2020, in recognition of contributions made between 1 January and 31 December 2019, will end on 29 February 2020.

About the submission process

Please complete your submissions online supported by donation receipts, sponsorship agreements and their respective utilisation reports and/or other supporting documents as proof of the donation and/or sponsorship.


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  Evaluation Criteria  

To guide your submission of cash and in-kind nominations, please refer to the evaluation criteria below:

Evaluation of cash & in-kind nominations

  • The arts activities, including those held at the community level, must have a significant impact on the artistic development in Singapore and must not be part of the organisations’ core strategies, business operations or marketing plans.
  • The relevant art genres are music, drama/theatre, dance, film, literature, photography and the visual arts. Folk, traditional, classical and contemporary forms of the relevant art genres are eligible for nomination.
  • Cash donations towards performances, competitions, exhibitions and scholarship programmes, or sponsorship of arts facilities, equipment and music instruments are eligible for nomination.
  • In-kind sponsorship must meet the needs of the beneficiary and offer real cost savings to the beneficiary.
  • Discounts, bonus, upgrades, value-adds and waivers that are part of business negotiations to obtain best value for money, shall not be considered in-kind sponsorship.
  • Barter exchanges (a system of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money) shall not be considered as an in-kind sponsorship.
  • Marketing partnerships such as official media, official website, official hotel, etc which requires dollar investment from the beneficiary is a sales purchase, and shall not be considered in-kind sponsorship. For marketing deals that require no dollar investment from the beneficiary, the product or service offered must meet the needs of the beneficiary to be considered in-kind sponsorship.
  • The cost incurred by organisations which promote/support/organise arts activities as part of their core strategies, business operations or marketing plans shall not be considered in-kind sponsorship.
  • Product giveaway is an opportunity for the product owner to distribute or display his product. The value of the products given away is thus not considered to be in-kind sponsorship to the beneficiary. However if the product giveaway meets the needs of the beneficiary, such as being a necessary part of the activity, it shall be considered in-kind sponsorship.

Evaluation of artefact donations

  • Valuation based on certified reports by respective institutions

Evaluation of artefact loans

  • Artefacts have to be loaned for at least 5 years
  • Donor recognised at the start of loan tenure, at valuation amount registered at the start of loan tenure
  • Valuation based on certified reports by respective institutions

  Current Award Recipients  

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BMW Asia Pte Ltd
Singapore Telecommunications Limited

Temasek Foundation Nurtures CLG Limited
The Ngee Ann Kongsi
United Overseas Bank Limited



Albert Chiu Sin Chuen
Anne Pui-Luin Lee
Anthonia Hui & Leonardo Drago
Chan Kok Hua (曾国和)
Christopher & Rosy Ho
Danny Tan
Dato' Noor Azman Mohd Nurdin
Finian Tan & Fiona Tan
Kris Tan Lay Peng
Maria Heiner
Mr & Mrs Goh Yew Lin
Oei Hong Djien
Paige Parker & Jim Rogers
Patrick Lee Kwok Kie
Poh Choon Ann
Tan Koon Boon
Tsai Eng Rung
Wu Hsioh Kwang




Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd
Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation
Changi Airport Group
City Developments Limited
CLS International (1993) Pte Ltd
Conrad Centennial Singapore
DBS Bank Limited
Far East Organization
Hong Leong Foundation
JCDecaux Singapore Pte Ltd
Keppel Corporation
Lee Foundation​​

M1 Limited
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Marina Bay Sands
Orchard Turn Developments
Samuel Seow Law Corporation
Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Stephen Riady Group of Foundations
Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
Terra Foundation for American Art
The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd
The Shaw Foundation Pte




A&C Firmenich
Adam & Brittany Levinson
Christopher Cheng Wai Sam
Chung Khin Chun Kathleen
Clarinda & Christopher Martin
Conrad Lim & Andrea Giam
Daniel Teo Tong How
David Salman & Walter Jared Frost
Ho Nee Kit
Irene Tedja
Jack & Kristiyani Garrity
Lam Kun Kin

Lauren Nijkerk-Bogen
Lim Chin Boon
Lim Kwong Ling
Mary Ann Tsao
Oei Hong Leong & Oei-Chu Yue Mei
Pierre & Bolor Lorinet
Seah & Siak
Sek Ann Thong
Simone Lourey
Suon Kuok
Susanna Kang Lee Cheng




AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Allen & Overy LLP
Arina International Holding Pte Ltd
Audi Singapore Pte Ltd
Avarga Limited
Bank of China Limited
Butterfield Trust
CapitaLand Retail Management Pte Ltd
Capitol Theatre, Capitol Singapore
Coca-Cola Singapore
Composers and Authors Society of Singapore Limited (COMPASS)
Deloitte Singapore
Deutsche Bank AG
Dimension Data Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
EFG Bank AG Singapore Branch
Elmwood Group Private Limited
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Fairmont Singapore
Furama Hotels International Management Pte Ltd
G K Goh Holdings Limited
Golden Compass School Pte Ltd
Harmony Convention Holdings Pte Ltd
Hitachi Vantara Pte Ltd
Ho Bee Foundation
Holywell Foundation
Hotel Royal Limited
JCCI Singapore Foundation Limited
John Swire & Sons (S.E.Asia) Pte Ltd

Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
Lam Soon Singapore Pte Ltd
Lavish Dine Catering Pte Ltd
Luxasia Foundation
Malaysia Dairy Industries Private Limited
Mingxin Foundation
Ngee Ann Development Pte Ltd
Novartis Singapore Pte Ltd
Pei Hwa Foundation
Pek Sin Choon Pte Ltd
Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited
Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Ltd
Raffles City Singapore
RHT Rajan Menon Foundation
Santa Lucia Asset Management Pte Ltd
Sarika Connoisseur Cafe Pte Ltd
Singapore Airlines Limited
Singapore International Foundation
SMRT Corporation Ltd
So Drama! Entertainment
SPH Radio Pte Ltd
Sunray Woodcraft Construction Pte Ltd
Tan Chay Bing Education Fund
Tan Ean Kiam Foundation
The Hokkien Foundation
The Ireland Funds Singapore
TransTechnology Pte Ltd
Tridente Automobili Pte Ltd
UOL Group Limited
Yangzheng Foundation
Zarch Collaboratives Pte Ltd




Adrian & Susan Peh
Alan & Sylvia Wang
Albert Quek
Alvin de Souza
Amanda Lee Cham Wing
Ambrish Sukhani
Amy & Kevin Gould
Anand Tharmaratnam
Andreas & Doris Sohmen-Pao
André Klein
Ang Soo Buay
Anthony Huray
Arthur & Khim Lee
Arvind Khattar
Aw Kah Peng & Thomas Pang
Barry Lee
Beh Swan Gin & Maisy Koh
Ben Chng
Benny Oh
Bernadette Rankine
Bernhard Steiner
Bernice Lim
Blossom Hing & Suresh Nair
Cham Tao Soon
Chan Boon Kheng
Chandra Mohan Rethnam
Chan Heng Chee
Chan Kian Kuan
Chen KeZhan
Cheryl Ong & Robert Huray
Chew Gek Khim
Chew Kwee San
Chia Mia Chiang
Chiang Jung Liang
Chng Hak-Peng
Chong Chan Meng & Lim Sing Yuen
Christine Ong
Christine Yeh
Christopher John Fussner
Chua Kin Siang
Chua Lee Hoong
Chuah Chee Leng Gerard
Chung Wei Han & Hoong Yik Luen
Clarence Tan Hung Chua
David Liao
David Zemans & Catherine Poyen
Deborah Barker S.C.
Des Tan
Dick van Motman
Doddy Anderson
Dorian Goh Ka Sin
Dorothy Ng Geok Eng
Edmund Lam
Edmund Lin & Trina Liang
E-len Fu
Elisabeth de Rothschild
Emi Eu
Eng Chin Chin
Eu Yee Ming Richard
Fan Rui Cheng
Felicia Foo
Foo Kok Wan
Gareth McIlroy
Gary Lau
Geeson P Lawadinata
Geh Min
Geoffrey & Ai Ai Wong
Geoffrey Yu Sau Kuk
George Quek Meng Tong
Giacomo Clerici
Goh Bak Heng
Goh Soo Khim Marianne
Goh Swee Chen
Gracemaple Kwok
Gralf Sieghold
GS Dhillon
Harris Zaidi & Tan Pheck Kin
Ho Nai Chuen
Howie Lau
Hwang Yee Cheau
Jackson & Diana See
Jacqueline Ho, Esq
Janek Schergen
Jason Tang
Jazz Chong
Jeanette Tan
Jean-Pierre Felenbok
John & Andrea Friedman
Joshua Ip
Judy Hunt
Julie Lo & Eugene Lai
June Goh
Kaikhushru Shiavax Nargolwala
Kam Hye Sin
Kathy Lai
Kenneth Tan
Khoo Kim Geok Jacqueline
Knut Unger
Koh Choon Fah
Koh Tai Ann
Kong Eng Huat
Koo Wen Hsin
Kwai Fong & Raymond Goh
Lau Hui Zin
Laurel Lee Sweener
Lee Chee Pin & Amanda Chen
Lee Huay Leng
Lee Lung Nien
Lee Theng Kiat

Lee Tzu Yang
Leny Suparman
Leong Wah Kheong & Christina Cheong
Leong Wai Leng
Liew Wei Li
Lim Ek Tijoe @ Bachtiar Karim
Lim Hang Chung
Lim Mei
Lim Peng Hor
Lin Diaan-Yi
Linda Neo
Lisa Robins Pauze & Herve Pauze
Lito & Kim Camacho
Low Cheng Hock
Low Kah Buay
Low Sin Leng
Low Tuck Kwong
Lu Guo-Xiang
Magdeline Goei
Magnus Keith Yu Jene
Manraj Sekhon
Mary & Raj Rajkumar
Max Goh Way Siong
Melvin Goh
Michael Hwang
Michelangelo & Lourdes Samson
Michelle Cheo
Mollie Low-Scott
Mona Lim
Mr & Mrs David Loh
Ms Kennedy & Mr Haugen
Nadav Le Havy
Neil Andrew Tottman
Ng Nam Teck
Ng Siew Quan
Noreen Chan
Odile & Douglas Benjamin
Oliver Jens Bettin
Ong Seng Chew
Ong Yew Huat
Pang Kok Lian
Pasar Glamour
Patrick Ang
Pauline Chan
Peter C. Y. Wong
Peter Michael Lee & Suzanne Liau
Peter Seah
Phalgun Raju & Nicholas Nash
Phua Cheng Foo
Prabhat Ojha
Priscila Teo
Quek Soo Chek William
Richard Leow
Robert Lokerman & Bojan Tercon
Robin Hu Yee Cheng
Rogerio Bernardo
Ron Sim Chye Hock
Ronald Ong
Roushan Arumugam
Sameen Hamed Farooqui
Sanjiv & Devika Misra
Sheila Lim Siok Keng
Shruti Lohia Hora
Soh Chuen Kong
Stephane Targui
Stephanie Ho Y F
Steve Ting
Stuart James Mclelland
Sum Yee Loong
Susan Aryanthi Santoso
Sydney Yeung
Tan Khoon Yong
Tan Sook Yee
Tan Suan Wee
Tan Wan Chye
Tan Whei Mien Joy
Tan Yew Lim Catherine
Teh Kok Peng
Teo Chen Hian
Teo Chong Hock
Teo Kah Chee Rachel
Teo Lay Lim
Teo Ngiang Heng
Terence C W Lim
The late Chung Meng Ker
Thomas Zuellig
Usha Chandradas 
Vemala Rajamanickam
Vincent Chua Ngak Yen
Vivian & Sharon Chandran
Wee Chwee Heng
William Koh Chee Wei
William Liu Wei Hai
Winston & Valerie Kwek
Winston Oh
Wong Hong Ching
Wu Peihui
Yap Chee Meng
Yeap Lam Yang
Yee I-Lann Maria
Yeo Eng Koon
Yip Wai Ping Annabelle
Yong Kon Yoon (Eugene)
Yong Ying-I
Yvonne Tham
Zaibun Siraj & Paul Drayson
Zeng Weimin
Zhong Sheng Jian



Patron of the Arts Awards 2018

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Patron of the Arts Awards 2017

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Patron of the Arts Awards 2016

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Patron of the Arts Awards 2015

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Patron of the Arts Awards 2014

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Patron of the Arts Awards 2013

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