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:



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

* this includes artefact/artwork loans. 



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

  To Submit Contributions  

To submit contributions

The submission period for Patron of the Arts Awards 2019, in recognition of contributions made between 1 January and 31 December 2018, will end on 28 February 2019.

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

  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, and valued above $1 million
  • 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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Accenture Singapore
Keppel Corporation Limited
Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd
Ngee Ann Development Pte Ltd

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



Albert Chiu
Benson T S Puah
Chen Kezhan
Christopher & Rosy Ho
Family of the late Dr Ng Eng Teng
Goh Yew Lin
Ho Kiau Seng
Koh Seow Chuan
Patrick Kwok Kie Lee
Tsai Family
Wu Hsioh Kwang




Ascendas-Singbridge Pte Ltd
Changi Airport Group
City Developments Limited
Composers And Authors Society Of Singapore Ltd
Ho Bee Foundation
Hong Leong Foundation
ION Art, ION Orchard
KOP Properties Pte Ltd
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
Lee Foundation
M1 Limited

Samuel Seow Law Corporation
Singapore Chinese Chamber Of Commerce Foundation
Singapore International Foundation
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
So Drama! Entertainment
Sunray Woodcraft Construction Pte Ltd
Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited
The Hokkien Foundation
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore Branch
Yong Hon Kong Foundation




Anne Pui-Luin Lee
Antoine and Christina Firmenich
Chan Kok Hua
Finian & Fiona Tan
Geeson P Lawadinata
Goh-Tan Choo Leng
Ho Kian Guan

Kris Tan Lay Peng
Lam Kun Kin
Paige Parker & Jim Rogers
Pierre Lorinet
Poh Choon Ann
Richard Tan
Susanna Kang Lee Cheng




Air France
AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Apsara Asia Pte Ltd
Arina International Holding Pte Ltd
Audi Singapore Pte Ltd
Audio Image Engineering
Bank of China
Barclays Bank PLC
Bloomberg L.P.
Braun Buffel
Bugis Junction
Capitaland Mall Trust
CLS International (1993) Pte Ltd
Conrad Centennial Singapore
DBS Bank Limited
Deutsche Bank
Direct Funeral Services
Dow Jones Publishing Company (Asia), Inc.
EFG Bank AG Singapore
Elmwood Group Private Limited
Engro Corporation Limited
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Far East Organization
Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd
G K Goh Holdings Limited
Geneva Master Time Marketing LLP (Patek Philippe)
HCS Engineering Pte Ltd
Hi-P International Limited
Hotel Royal Ltd
Interchem Pte Ltd
IWC South East Asia
Kingsmen Exhibits Pte Ltd
Lam Soon Singapore Pte Ltd
Lavish Dine Catering Pte Ltd
LCH Lockton Pte Ltd
List Holdings Singapore Pte Ltd

Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Millenia Motion Pictures
Milton Exhibits (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Novartis Singapore Pte Ltd
One2Ten Realtime Feedback Solutions
One Farrer Hotel & Spa
OUE Limited
Pei Hwa Foundation Limited
Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited
Pontiac Land Group
Qatar Airways Singapore
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Resorts World Sentosa
Rich-Art Enterprises Pte Ltd
Richemont Luxury (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited
S-One Stuttgart Singapore
Samsung Asia Pte Ltd
Sarika Connoisseur Cafe Pte Ltd
Singapore Airlines Limited
Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan
SMRT Corporation Ltd
SNZ Pte Ltd
Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Tan Chay Bing Education Fund
Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
Tan Kong Piat Pte Ltd
Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing Pte Ltd
The New York Times
The Shaw Foundation Pte
Transtechnology Pte Ltd
Yangzheng Foundation
Yen & Son Holdings Pte Ltd
Yunnan Realty Pte Ltd




Adam Levinson
Adrian & Susan Peh
Alan Goei
Alvin De Souza
Ambrish Sukhani
Amy & Kevin Gould
Andreas & Doris Sohmen-Pao
Andress Goh
Andrew B. Ranard
Anthonia Hui & Leonardo Drago
Anthony Huray
Arthur Lee
Arun Mahizhnan
Aw Kah Peng
Ben Chng
Bernadette Rankine
Catherine Tan
Cem Azak
Chan Heng Chee
Cheah Sui Ling
Chia Mia Chiang
Chong Chan Meng & Lim Sing Yuen
Choo Chiau Beng
Christina Ong
Christine Yeh
Clarinda & Christopher Martin
Conrad & Andrea Lim
Dang Huynh Uc My
Daniel Teo Tong How
David Ong
David Zemans & Catherine Poyen
Deborah Barker, S.C.
D’Silva Edward
Dick Van Motman
Edmund Cheng
Edmund Lam
Edward Chew
Elaine Low
Elisabeth de Rothschild
Emma & Joseph Cherian
Evgeny Tugolukov
Foo Mee Har
Francis Ho
Geoffrey & Ai-Ai Wong
Georges Barbey
Goh Geok Khim
Goh Swee Chen
Harpreet Bedi and Santinder Singh
Harris Zaidi
Ho Ching
Hong Kiat Tan
Hugh Young
Irene Tedja
Jacqueline Ho
Janek Schergen
Jazz Chong
John Friedman
Johnny Heng
Joshua Ip
Judith Lee Bollinger
Julie Lo
Karen LM Chan
Kathy Lai
Kenneth Tan
Kim Teo
Kirtida & Bharat Mekani
Kong Eng Huat
Kris Taenar Wiluan
Kwok Kian Woon Anthony
Laurel Lee Sweener
Lauren Elyse Bogen
Lee Li Ming
Lee Lung Nien
Lee Ming San
Lee Tzu Yang
Lian Tsui Yee
Lim Peng Hor

Lim Sor Kuan
Linda Neo
Lin Foundation
Lito & Kim Camacho
Liu Chee Ming
Low Check Kian
Lu Tong Yi
Maisy Koh
Mary Ann Tsao
Michelle Cheo
Myrna Susan Thomas
Nadav Le Havy
Ng Eng Hen
Nguyen Thi Phuong & Jacques Renaud
Nick Ning & Emy Huang Yang
Oei Hong Leong
Oliver Bettin
Olivia Lum
Oliviero Bottinelli
Ong Pang Boon
Ong Tai Tiong Desmond
Ong Yew Huat
Ong Yong Lock
Pauline GC Chan
Peter Robless
Peter Seah Lim Huat
Prabhat Ojha
Priscila Teo
Raj & Mary Rajkumar
Ravi Thakran
Raymond Goh
Reza Safavi
Richard Eu
Rin Nan Yoong
Robin Hu Yee Cheng
Rogerio Bernardo
Sadhonadevi Gunaratnam
Samuel Lim
Santosa Handojo
Sean Wu
Shaw Lee Jeong
Sheila Lim Siok Keng
Shruti Lohia Hora
Simone Anne Lourey
Sim Wong Hoo
Sum Yee Loong
Su Pin & Mervin Beng
Tan Aik Hock
Tan Puay Hin
Tan Vern Han
Tarun Kataria
Teo Kek Yeng
Teo Ngiang Heng Jackson
Terence Lim
Tham Kwang Hsueh Yvonne
The late Mr Joseph Grimberg
Theng Kiat Lee
Thomas & Mary Zuellig
Thomas Pang
Thomas Teo
Toh Lam Tiong
Toh Soon Huat JP, BBM
Valerie U. Velasco
Viviant Chua Poh Choo
Wah Kheong & Tina Leong
Wee Chwee Heng
Wee Wei Ling
William Tok
Wing Cheng Chan
Winston Oh
Wong Ngit Liong
Yee Cheau Hwang
Yip Wai Ping Annabelle
Yong Ying-I
Yuen Miu Fun Nancy
Zhi’En, Alvin Lin
Zhong Sheng Jian



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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