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 2021 is currently open and will close on 28 February 2021.

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
JCDecaux Singapore
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd

Singtel
United Overseas Bank Limited

 

DISTINGUISHED PATRON OF THE ARTS
Individuals

 

Albert Chiu Sin Chuen
Christopher Ho & Rosy Ho
Goh Yew Lin
Goh-Tan Choo Leng
Kris Foundation - Kris Tan Lay Peng
Mr & Mrs Choo Chiau Beng

Pierre & Bolor Lorinet

Sim Wong Hoo

Tang Wee Kit 
Seah & Siak
The late Mr Lim Yew Kuan
Wu Hsioh Kwang
Yong Hon Kong Foundation - Danny Yong

 

 

PATRON OF THE ARTS 
Corporates

 

CapitaLand Hope Foundation DBS Bank Limited
Hong Leong Foundation Keppel Corporation
Lee Foundation

M1 Limited
 

MingYi Foundation
Orchard Turn Retail Investment Pte Ltd (ION Orchard)
Tan Chay Bing Education Fund Temasek Foundation

 

PATRON OF THE ARTS 
Individuals

 

A&C Firmenich Anthonia Hui & Leonardo Drago

Chan Kok Hua (曾国和)

Conrad Lim & Andrea Giam

Elisabeth de Rothschild

Marie Elaine Teo

Mary Ann Tsao

Max Goh Way Siong

Paige Parker & Jim Rogers

Pang Sze Khai
Suon Kuok
Tan Lee Kum
Wee Chwee Heng

William & Judith Bollinger

Yeo Eng Koon

 

FRIEND OF THE ARTS 
Corporates

 

AL Wealth Partners Pte Ltd
Alfa Tech VestAsia Pte Ltd BinjaiTree
Bloomberg
BreadTalk Group Pte Ltd
C K Holdings (2003) Pte Ltd

Citibank N.A. Singapore
City Developments Limited
CLS International (1993) Pte Ltd

Composers & Authors Society of Singapore Limited

Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

Credit Suisse AG, Singapore

Deloitte Singapore
Deutsche Bank
EFG Bank AG, Singapore Branch

Elmwood Group Private Limited

ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Garena Online Pte Ltd
Gateway Theatre
Ho Bee Foundation
Holywell Foundation Ltd
ICAP (Singapore) Pte Ltd
John Swire & Sons (S E Asia) Pte Ltd

Lam Soon Singapore Pte Ltd
 

LCH Lockton Pte Ltd
LWC Alliance Pte Ltd
Mingxin Foundation
Mocha Chai Laboratories
Ngee Ann Development Pte Ltd OCBC Bank
Ode To Art Pte Ltd
OUE Foundation
Phillips
Phua Cheng Foo
Poh Tiong Choon Logistics Limited

Prudential Assurance Company Singapore

Qualcomm Foundation

Rolls-Royce Singapore Pte Ltd

Singapore International Foundation

SMRT Corporation Ltd

Stephen Riady Foundation

StorHub Self Storage
Tan Chin Tuan Foundation

Tan Ean Kiam Foundation

Tantallon Capital Advisors Pte Ltd

The Ireland Funds Singapore

The Ngee Ann Kongsi
Union Gas Holdings Limited Zaobao.com Limited

 

FRIEND OF THE ARTS 
Individuals

 

Abha & Ajai Kaul
Adrian & Susan Peh
Adrian Leong
Alan Chan
Alvin De Souza Anastasia Liew
Andreas & Doris Sohmen-Pao

Andress Goh Lai Yan

Annabelle Yip
Arnoud De Meyer
Beh Swan Gin & Maisy Koh

Bianca Cheo Hui Hsin
C J Chen
Catherine Poyen & David Zemans

Cham Tao Soon
Chan Boon Kheng
Chan Heng Chee
Chan Heng Wing
Chang Julian
Chang Ling Seow
Chen KeZhan
Chng Hak-Peng
Chong Chan Meng & Lim Sing Yuen

Chua Yang
Claire Chiang
Clarinda Tjia Dharmadi

Daniel Teo Tong How

Deborah Barker
Debra & Samuel
Denise Phua Lay Peng

Devika & Sanjiv Misra

Dorian Goh Ka Sin
Eddy Ooi
Edmund N S Tie

Emily Chan

Eric Tan

Euan Murugasu

Eugenia & Talenia Gajardo

Foo Kok Wan
Fort Sanctuary Francois Dubrulle
Fu Ye-Lan, Felicia

Gautam & Basabi Banerjee

Geoffrey & Ai Ai Wong

Geraldine Song
Gioia & Mark Battistoni

Gralf & Silvia Sieghold
Ho Ching
Hwang Yee Cheau

Jacqueline Ho, Esq
Janek Schergen

Jennifer Lee Gek Choo

Jeremy Lee
Ji Xuegen
Jimmy Yim, SC
Joshua Ip
Joy Tan
Kan Shook Wah Kenneth Tan
Khoo Hang Choong
Kwai Fong & Raymond Goh

Lam Kun Kin
Laura Hwang Cheng Lin

Lauren & Richard Nijkerk

Lee & Dee Kirk
Lee Tzu Yang
Leila Cheung & Siew Thim Chooi

Leong Wai Leng
Liem Mei Kim

 

Lim Bee Choo
Lim Boon Heng
Lim Cheng Eng
Lim Chin Boon
Lin Diaan-Yi
Lisa & Herve Pauze
Liu Chee MingLoh Jian Hao
Low Kah Buay
Low Tuck Kwong

Margaret Wee Bee Hoon

Maria Heiner
Mary & Raj Rajkumar

Mavis Lim Geck Chin

Mervyn Fong
Mr & Mrs Alan Wang
Mr & Mrs Arthur Lee
Mun Chor Koon
Nancy Yuen
Natasha & Olivier Lim
Ng Siew Quan
Oei Ley
Ong Keng Yong
Pasar Glamour
Patrick Goh
Patrick Lee Kwok Kie
Paul Ng Wei Han
Peter Seah
Ping Ong Coates
Poh Choon Ann

Prakash & Joanne

Prakash & Vidhya Pillai

Priscila Teo
Priscylla Shaw
Prof & Mrs Lim Seh Chun

Rachel Sim
Raymond Quah
S&Y Lo
Sally Liew
Samuel Lim
Shabbir & Shahnaaz Hassanbhai

Susanna Kang
Tan Hsiao Wei
Tan Lay Pheng
Tan Sook Yee
Teo Hark Piang
Teo Liap Chee
Terry Tan & Harris Zaidi

Thomas & Mary Zuellig

Timothy Sebastian
Tina Cheong & Leong Wah Kheong

Valerie Velasco, Esq

Vemala Raja
Vincent Chua Ngak Yen

Vivian P J Chandran
Vivien Goh
William & Mavis Tok

Winston & Valerie Kwek

Wong Hong Ching
Wu Peihui
Yeow Chee Keong
Yin Jason Hoeyan
Yong Kon Yoon
Yvonne Tham
Zaibun Siraj & Paul Drayson

Zeng Weimin (曾伟民)

 

  PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS  

Patron of the Arts Awards 2020

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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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