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 Nominate  

To nominate

Nominations will open for Patron of the Arts Awards 2018, in recognition of contributions made between 1 January and 31 December 2017.

Nomination period: 1 January 2018 - 28 February 2018

About the nomination process

Nominations may be submitted online supported by receipts and/or other relevant documents as proof of the 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
Ngee Ann Development Pte Ltd Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

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




Alexander Tedja
Benson T S Puah
Chen Kezhan
Christopher & Rosy Ho
Ho Kee Hang & Eugenie Ho
Ho Kiau Seng
Joseph Grimberg

Patrick Lee Kwok Kie
Poh Choon Ann
Teo Kiang Ang
Thia Sia Eng
Tsai Family
William Randall & Simone Lourey
Yasmina & Bernard Sabrier




Char Yong (Dabu) Foundation Limited
City Developments Limited
Composers And Authors Society Of Singapore Ltd
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Evonik (SEA) Pte Ltd
Far East Organization
Ho Bee Foundation
Hong Leong Foundation
Lee Foundation
M1 Limited
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd

Samuel Seow Law Corporation
Singapore Chinese Chamber Of Commerce Foundation
Singapore International Foundation
Singapore Leong Khay Huay Kuan
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Fullerton Heritage
The Hokkien Foundation
The Ireland Funds Singapore
Viz Branz Pte Ltd
Yangzheng Foundation




Anthonia Hui & Leonardo Drago
Chan Kok Hua
Chua Kee Teang
Danny Tan
Goh Yew Lin
Kris Tan (Kris Foundation Fund)
Lam Kun Kin
Lim Kim Chong
Neo Kah Kiat
Paige Parker & Jim Rogers
Pauline Chan Gek Chan

Seah Cheng San & Chong Siak Ching
Su Hing Leng Ryan
Susanna Kang Lee Cheng
Teo Bee Chiong
Teo Kek Yeng
Tow Eng
Wong Wun Ming
Wu Hsioh Kwang
Wu Tsung Kan
Xu Pei Jian




Al Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Arina International Holding Pte Ltd
Aspen Re
Audi Singapore Pte Ltd
Audio Image Engineering
Ava Global Pte Ltd
Bloomberg L.P.
Bugis +
C.P. Pokphand Co. Ltd (Charoen Pokphand Group)
Canon Singapore Pte Ltd
Capitol Retail Management Pte Ltd
Capri By Fraser Changi City, Singapore
Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd
Circus Maximus
Clear Channel Singapore
CLS International (1993) Pte Ltd
Credit Industriel Et Commercial
DBS Bank Ltd
Deutsche Bank
Elmwood Group Private Limited
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Fat Factory
Flamite (S) Pte Ltd
Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd
G K Goh Holdings Limited
Geneva Master Time Marketing LLP / Patek Philippe
Harmony Convention Holding Pte Ltd
Hotel Royal
International New York Times
ION Art, ION Orchard
IWC Schaffhausen Southeast Asia
JCDecaux Singapore Pte Ltd
John Swire & Sons (S.E.Asia) Pte Ltd
JPL Consultants Pte Ltd
Kim Choo Kueh Chang Pte Ltd
Kinghill Limited
Kingsmen Creatives Ltd
Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
Lam Soon Cannery Pte Ltd
LAUD Architects Pte Ltd

LCH Lockton Pte Ltd
Lianbee-Jeco Pte Ltd (Braun Buffel)
Lim Yong Productions
LWC Alliance Pte Ltd
M.A.C Singapore
Malaysia Dairy Industries Pte Ltd
Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd
Millenia Motion Pictures Pte Ltd
Mitsubishi Corporation, Singapore Branch
Netccentric Ltd
Network For Electronic Transfers (Singapore) Pte Ltd
OUE Limited
P'Art 1 Design Pte Ltd
Pei Hwa Foundation Limited
Pernod Ricard Singapore Pte Ltd
Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited
Queserser Singapore
Raffles Studio Pte Ltd
Rubina Watch Co. Pte Ltd
Sarika Connoisseur Cafe Pte Ltd
SH Cogent Logistics Pte Ltd
Singai Tamil Sangam
Singapore Airlines Limited
Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan
Singapore Island Country Club
SKC Pte Ltd
SNZ Pte Ltd
Stephen Riady's Group of Foundations
Tan Chay Bing Education Fund
Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
The Hour Glass Limited
The Shaw Foundation Pte
Tong Seng Produce Pte Ltd
Transtechnology Private Limited
Vacheron Constantin South East Asia & Australia
Woh Hup (Private) Limited
Yuantai Fuel Trading Pte Ltd




Adam & Brittany Levinson
Adrian & Susan Peh
Alan Goei
Albert Chiu
Alexander R W Kwok
Alfred Wong
Alison Kennedy
Alvin Arumugam
Anand Tharmaratnam
Andreas & Doris Sohmen-Pao
Andress Goh
Andrey Berzins
Anne Lee Pui Luin
Arthur Lee
Astrie Sunindar-Ratner
Aw Kah Peng
Ben Chng
Ben Y.T. Chang
Cham Tao Soon
Chandra Mohan S/O Rethnam
Chia Mia Chiang
Choo Chiau Beng
Christina Ong
Christine Low
Christine Yeh
Choo Oi Yee
Chua Seow Ann
Cindy Chua-Tay
Claire Chiang
Clarinda Tjia Dharmadi-Martin
Conrad & Andrea Lim
Dang Huynh Uc My
Daniel Teo Tong How
David Harris Zemans & Catherine Poyen
David Heng and Daniel Lim
David Liao Tian Sze
Desmond Lim
Dorothy Chan
Edmund Lin & Trina Liang
Elisabeth de Rothschild
Elsie Yu Chen Chee
Eu Yee Ming Richard
Evgeny Tugolukov & Natalya Pavchinskaya
Geeson P Lawadinata
Geh Min
Geoffrey & Ai-Ai Wong
George Quek Meng Tong
George So
Georges Barbey
Goh-Tan Choo Leng
Grace, Shua & Jacob Ballas Charitable Trust
Harris Zaidi
Hayden Majajas
Ho Kian Hock
Hugh Young
Hwang Yee Cheau
Jackson & Diana See
Janek Schergen
Jeanette Tan Ai Lin
Jimmy Yim
John Chia
John Friedman
Julie Lo
June Goh
Koh Sauk Keow
Kong Eng Huat
Laura Hwang

Laurel Lee Sweener
Lee Choon Bok
Lee Kah Heng
Lee Li Ming
Lee Lung Nien
Leong Wai Leng
Lim Boon Heng
Lim Chin Boon
Lim Peng Hor
Lito & Kim Camacho
Loh Boon Chye
Low Check Kian
Maisy Koh & Beh Swan Gin
Manraj S. Sekhon
Margaret Bee Hoon Wee
Mavis Lim Geck Chin
Michael Hwang
Michael Lien and Tan Kheng Ju
Michelangelo Samson
Nadav N Le Havy
Ng Siew Quan
Nicholas & Michelle
Nicolina C. Elrick
Odile Benjamin
Oei Hong Leong
Oliver Bettin
Olivia Lum
Ong Chu Poh
Ong Pang Boon
Ong Yong Lock
Paul Bernard
Peter Seah
Philip Choi
Philip Jeyaretnam
Phua Lay Peng Denise
Pierre Lorinet
Pierre Perrett
Poh Soon Ong
Raj & Mary Rajkumar
Reuben Savi Khafi
Richard Eu Keng Mun
Richard Nijkerk
Roger Fluri
Rogerio Bernardo
The late Mr S R Nathan
Sharon S J Chandran
Soon Fong-Yeng
Stella Kon
Sylvia Lim Sor Kuan
Tan Kwang Hwee
Tan Wan Chye
Tan Whei Mien Joy
Tay Wee Jin Michael
Tham Kwang Hsueh Yvonne
Thomas & Mary Zuellig
Timber Yeh
Wah Kheong & Tina Leong
Wee Chwee Heng
Wee Wei Ling
Winston & Valerie Kwek
Wong Fong Fui
Wong Ngit Liong & Tan Siew Hoon
Yap Chee Meng
Yeap Lam Yang
Yeo Eng Koon
Yong Pung How
Yong Ying-I
Zhong Sheng Jian



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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