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 by the Trust’s Advisory & Commissioning Panel (ACP). 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:
Advisory & Commissioning Panel (ACP)
The PAT is guided by a ten-member Advisory & Commissioning Panel (ACP) that comprises independent members of the community, as well as professionals from the visual arts, architecture and urban planning sectors. The ACP will provide general direction, artistic/aesthetic input and technical knowledge to ensure the commissioning of high quality and engaging public art in Singapore.
The Advisory & Commissioning Panel (ACP) members:
- Mr Ahmad Bin Mashadi, Head/Senior Associate Director, NUS Museum (Co-Chair)
- Mr Paul Tan, Deputy CEO, National Arts Council (Co-Chair)
- Mrs Mae Anderson, Chairman, Art Outreach Singapore
- Mr Andrew David Fassam, Senior Director, Urban Planning (Conservation and Urban Design Group), Urban Redevelopment Authority
- Ms Swee Mun Lee, Senior Assistant Director, Conservation Services, National Heritage Board
- Dr Susie Lingham, Director, Singapore Art Museum
- Mr Vincent Leow, Artist
- Ms June Yap, Independent Curator
- Ms Janice Koh, Stage and television actress, and former Nominated Member of Parliament
- Mr Yann Follain, Co-founder, WY-TO Pte. Ltd.