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

Corporate

 

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

 

 

Individual

 

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 is currently closed.

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.

 

For enquiries, please email us at nac_poa@nac.gov.sg.

  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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DISTINGUISHED PATRON OF THE ARTS
Corporates 

 

Accenture Singapore
BMW Asia Pte Ltd
JCDecaux Singapore Pte Ltd
Ngee Ann Development Pte Ltd                          

Singtel
The Ngee Ann Kongsi
United Overseas Bank Limited

 

DISTINGUISHED PATRON OF THE ARTS
Individuals

 
Albert Chiu Sin Chuen
Chen KeZhan
Christopher Ho & Rosy Ho
David Salman & Walter Jared Frost
Finian Tan & Fiona Tan
George Quek Meng Tong
Ho Nee Kit
Kris Foundation - Kris Tan Lay Peng 
Max Goh Way Siong
Mr & Mrs Goh Yew Lin
Patrick Lee Kwok Kie 

Poh Choon Ann
Seah & Siak
Teo Hark Piang PBM
Teo Kiang Ang
Terry Tan & Harris Zaidi
Tsai Eng Rung
Wu Hsioh Kwang
Yeap Lam Yang
Yeo Eng Huat
Yeo Eng Koon

 

PATRON OF THE ARTS 
Corporates

 

City Developments Limited
Cityneon Holdings
CLS International (1993) Pte Ltd
Hong Leong Foundation
Keppel Corporation
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
M1 Limited
Marina Bay Sands
Orchard Turn Retail Investment Pte Ltd 
(ION Orchard)

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
SPH Radio Pte Ltd
Temasek Foundation
The HEAD Foundation
UOL Group Limited
Yong Hon Kong Foundation

 

PATRON OF THE ARTS 
Individuals

 

Anne Pui-Luin Lee
C&A Firmenich
Cem A. Azak
Chan Boon Kheng
Chan Kian Kuan
Chan Kok Hua (曾国和)
Jeanette Tan Ai Lin
Koh Boon Wee Edward
Leong Seng Chet Adrian
Lim Ek Tjioe
Lin Deng Li
Marie Elaine Teo

Mary Ann Tsao
Mr & Mrs Yeh Hsin
Paige Parker & Jim Rogers
Peter Michael Lee & Suzanne Liau
Su Hing Leng Ryan
Teo Chen Hian
Teo Yen Koon Desmond
Wee Ewe Lay Laurence John & Patrick John Wee Ewe Seng 
Woffles Wu
Yvonne Tham

 

FRIEND OF THE ARTS 
Corporates

 

Agility Fairs & Events Logistics Pte Ltd
AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Alfa Tech VestAsia Pte Ltd
Allen & Overy LLP
Arina International Holding Pte Ltd
Asia Industrial Development (Pte) Ltd
Audi Singapore Pte Ltd
Avarga Limited 
Bank of China Limited
BinjaiTree
Bloomberg Singapore Pte. Ltd.
CapitaLand Retail Management Pte Ltd
Capitol Theatre, Capitol Singapore 
Capri by Fraser China Square, Singapore
Certis
Chung Cheng High School (Main)
Composers and Authors Society of 
Singapore Limited
Conrad Centennial Singapore
ConsultSingh Services Pte. Ltd.
Corwin Holding Pte Ltd
Creative Eateries Pte Ltd
DBS Bank Limited
DDB Worldwide Private Limited
Deloitte Singapore
Deutsche Bank AG
Dow Jones Publishing Company (Asia), Inc.
EFG Bank AG Singapore Branch
Elmwood Group Private Limited
Estee Lauder Cosmetics Pte. Ltd.
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
EZ-Link Pte Ltd
Fanzhi Foundation for Art and Education
Far East Organization
First Gen Corporation
Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd
G K Goh Group
Gateway Theatre Pte Ltd

Golden Compass School Pte Ltd
Han Nefkens Foundation
Harmony Convention Holding Pte Ltd
Hi-P International Limited
Ho Bee Foundation
Holywell Foundation
John Swire & Sons (S.E.Asia) Pte Ltd
JPL Consultants Pte Ltd
Lam Soon Singapore Pte Ltd
Lee Foundation
LTW Designworks Pte Ltd
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Maybank 
Mocha Chai Laboratories
Novartis Singapore Pte Ltd
NSL Ltd
Pek Sin Choon Pte Ltd
Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited
Raffles City Singapore
Samsung Asia Pte Ltd
Sarika Connoisseur Cafe Pte Ltd
Semgas (S) Pte. Ltd.
Shangri-La Hotel Limited
Singapore Airlines 
Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan
Singapore International Foundation
So Drama! Entertainment
Stephen Riady Group of Foundations
Tan Chay Bing Education Fund
Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
Tan Ean Kiam Foundation
The Hokkien Foundation
The Shaw Foundation Pte
TransTechnology Pte Ltd
Tridente Automobili Pte Ltd
UBS AG Singapore Branch
WarnerMedia's HBO
Woh Hup-Obayashi Joint Venture (Funan)
Yangzheng Foundation

 

FRIEND OF THE ARTS 
Individuals

 

Abdullah Bin Tarmugi
Adam Levinson
Adrian & Susan Peh
Aileen Tang
Alan & Sylvia Wang
Alvin De Souza
Andre Yeap
Andreas & Doris Sohmen Pao
Ang Chee Guan
Angela Lim Loke San
Annabelle Yip
Anthonia Hui & Leonardo Drago
Arnoud De Meyer
Arthur EH Lim
Aw Kah Peng & Thomas Pang
Beatrice Lim FC
Beh Swan Gin & Maisy Koh
Bharat & Kirtida Mekani
Bill & Judy Bollinger
Bobby Lim Chye Huat
Brian Gothong Tan
Catherine & David Zemans 
Cham Tao Soon
Chan Heng Chee
Chan Li-Mei Karen
Chan Wing Cheng
Chang Yee Lee, Lyn
Chia Mia Chiang
Chin Chun Wah
Chng Hak Peng
Chong Chan Meng & Lim Sing Yuen
Chowee Leow & Robin Davies
Chu Chee Keong
Chua Boon Kee
Chua Soo Bin
Claire Chiang
Clarinda & Christopher Martin
Clifton & Mildred Tan 
Conrad Lim & Andrea Giam
CY Loo
Daniel Teo
David Heng & Daniel Lim
David Ong Eng Hui
Deborah Barker
Derek Goh Bak Heng
Devika & Sanjiv Misra
Djafar Widjaja
Dorian Goh Ka Sin
Edmund Lam Kin Hong
Edmund Lin & Trina Liang-Lin
Elisabeth de Rothschild
Eng Bak Chim
Eric Tan
Euan Murugasu
Felicia Foo
Foo Fatt Kah
Foo Kok Wan
Geeson Lawadinata
Geh Min
Geoffrey & Ai Ai Wong
George Raymond Zage III & Kaori Zage
Gioia & Mark Battistoni
Goh Swee Chen
Goh Toh Chai
Goh-Tan Choo Leng
Goi Kok Meng
Gralf & Silvia Sieghold
Gunjan & Showbhik Kalra
Gurpreet Dhillon
Han Mei Lin
Ho Ching
Ho Kian Guan
Hong Huazheng
Huang Zhuang Rong
Hugh Young
Irving Low
Jack & Kristi Garrity
Jacqueline Ho, Esq
Janek Schergen
Jason Hoeyan Yin
Jazz Chong
Jeann Low
Jeffrey Lin Kok Peng
Jennifer Lewis
Jimmy Lim
Jin Lu
John Lombard
Judy Hunt
Julian Chang 
Kai S. Nargolwala
Kathy Lai
Ke Hongjing
Kenneth Tan
Kevin Cheok
Koh Bee Yong
Koh Puay Hoon
Kong Eng Huat
Kwai Fong & Raymond Goh
Lam Kun Kin
Lee Huay Leng
Lee Kah Ngo
Lee Li-ming
Lee Tzu Yang
Leong Wai Leng
Lian Tsui Yee
Liew Wei Li
Lim Boon San, Lionel
Lim Chin Boon
Lim Kian Seng
Lim Mei

Lim Ming Yan
Lim Peng Hor
Lim Tiam Seng
Lin Diaan-Yi
Lin Lu Zai
Lisa & Herve Pauze
Lito & Kim Camacho
Loh Jian Hao
Low Kah Buay
Low Sin Leng
Low Tuck Kwong
Lye Lin Heng
Magnus Keith Yu-Jene
Manraj Singh Sekhon
Mavis Lim Geck Chin
Melanie Chew 
Michael Hwang
Michael Lien
Michelangelo Samson
Michelle Cheo
Mohamed Faizal Mohamed Abdul Kadir
Molly Singam Chow
Mr & Mrs Arthur Lee
Mr & Mrs Choo Chiau Beng
Mr & Mrs Eugene Lai
Mr & Mrs Samuel Koh
Nadav LeHavy
Neil & Mi Jong Tottman
Ng Siak Hai
Ng Siew Quan
Nicolina Charlotte Elrick
Njoto Soe Eksan 
Odile & Douglas Benjamin
Oei Hong Leong
Oei Ley
Oliver Jens Bettin
Olivier Lim
Ong Yu En
Pang Kok Lian
Pang Lim
Pasar Glamour
Peter C. Y. Wong
Peter Ng Eng Toon
Peter Seah
Phua Lay Peng Denise
Pierre Lorinet
Poh Boon Kher Melvin
Priscila Teo
Quek Soo Chek William
Raj & Mary Rajkumar
Richard Raymond Nijkerk
Richard Tan Pick Long
Robert Lokerman & Bojan Tercon
Robin Hu Yee Cheng
Rogerio Bernardo
Rosslyn Leong Sou Fong
Sat Pal Khattar
Sean Wong, PBM
Sheila Lim Siok Keng
Sim Mong Keang
Sim Wong Hoo
Simon Chesterman
Simon Ho
Steven & Liwen Holmes
Steven Looy Nee Phong
Steven Luk & Shirley Goh
Stuart James McLelland
Su Pin & Mervin Beng
Sum Yee Loong
Suon Kuok
Suresh & Jeanette Divyanathan
Susan Kong Yim Pui
Susan Leong Lai Onn
Susanna Kang Lee Cheng
Sybil Lau E Jen
Tan Boon Teik Nee Chung Sook Yee
Tan Chorh Chuan
Tan Chuan Yong
Tan Hsiao Wei
Tan Keng Keng
Tan Lee Kum
Tan Suan Wee
Tan Teck Soon
Tan Whei Mien Joy
Teh Kok Peng
Teo Chong Hock
Teo Ngiang Heng
Teo Tong How Daniel
Thomas Zuellig & Mary Zuellig 
Timothy Sebastian
Tina Cheong & Leong Wah Kheong
Toh Soon Huat
Tommy Tan
Valerie Velasco
Vincent Chua Ngak Yen
Wee Chwee Heng
Wee Kok Wah
William Leong Sin Yuen
Winston Oh
Wong Poo Sing
Woo Chee Chay
Wu Peihui
Yap Chee Meng
Yeow Chee Keong
Yong Ying-I
Yue Chin Beng
Yuen Miu Fun Nancy
Zeng Weimin
Zhang Yu Ting
Zhong Sheng Jian

 

  PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS  

Patron of the Arts Awards 2019

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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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