Public art can be commissioned by the Public Art Trust (PAT) through two main tracks:
As part of PAT’s role to proactively develop new public art, the PAT may commission Singapore and/or International artists to create unique public artwork for selected spaces/sites, which have been shortlisted from a repository of public spaces made available for use.
Artists can be commissioned either through:
- An Open Call;
- A Closed Call (nomination process);
- A Direct Commission (existing proposals from database); or
- A Direct Purchase.
To encourage more private donations to public art, the PAT provides a co-funding track where external commissioners may submit a proposal to co-commission Singapore or Permanent Resident artists to create public artwork on privately managed land or state land.
Co-commissioners may propose artworks in spaces/sites that are within their purview so long as they meet the following criteria:
- Publicly accessible (open at least 12 hours a day for indoor spaces);
- Has good public footfall (at least 5 days a week);
- Adequate for display of proposed public art.
A complete proposal must be submitted to the PAT for assessment. If approved, the co- commission may be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching through the Cultural Matching Fund.
If you have any queries regarding co-commissioning, please contact the PAT secretariat here.
Please use the Application Form provided below: