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cultural philanthropy

supporting arts and culture in Singapore


Introduction A Global City for the Arts MICAs Cultural Agencies Current giving landscape Why give?
Arts and culture has a profound impact on our society: it has the power to influence an individuals identity and aspirations, foster closer relationships within a community and make Singapore an even more exciting and vibrant place to live in.

Arts and culture is part of who we are: it is shaped by our historical context, the values we believe in, the issues which concern us and the ideas which we create.

Arts and culture is our shared reserve: it is a product of the creativity of our community and should be nurtured by the various segments of our community: people, private sector organisations and the government.

How to give? Partnering We seek your partnership with local artists and cultural organisations to help our cultural landscape continue to flourish. your efforts http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=m1+fringe+s Links ponsor+report&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

our vision
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Introduction A Global City for the Arts MICAs Cultural Agencies
In 2000, the Renaissance City Plan (RCP) was published, articulating a vision of Singapore as a world-class city supported by a vibrant cultural scene, along with the strategies needed to achieve it. Since then, this arts and culture masterplan has been refined to suit the needs of the changing arts and culture landscape. Each phase of the RCP has had a different focus to suit the changing cultural landscape: - RCP I (2000-2004) Build up an audience for the arts and increase the artistic talent pool. Government investment of $10M per annum during this period. - RCP II (2005-2007) Enhance creative capabilities and support local artists and arts companies venturing out to international platforms. Government investment of $12M per annum for 20052006, and $15.5M for 2007. RCP III (2008-2015) Build local content, develop sustainable ecosystem, and encourage greater community engagement. Government investment of $23.25M for this new phase of development *The Renaissance City Plan III (RCP III) public report will be released in the later part of 2008. To account for the growth of the arts and cultural sector in the last 5-10 years, MICA will also be releasing an inaugural Singapore Cultural Statistics document in September 08.

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Introduction A Global City for the Arts MICAs Cultural Agencies Current giving landscape Why give? How to give? Partnering your efforts Links

MICAs cultural agencies


MICA has a number of cultural agencies which promote arts and heritage in Singapore. These are but a few agencies which you may wish to consider supporting there are also many other local arts and culture organisations which would welcome your support.

National Arts Council (NAC) Promotes appreciation and development of the arts in Singapore.

National Heritage Board (NHB) Promotes appreciation of heritage. Oversees public museums and heritage centres; chairs the Museum Roundtable

National Library Board (NLB) Promotes a learning culture through making knowledge accessible

Preservation of Monuments Board (PMB) Preserves buildings or monuments of architectural, historical or artistic interest

The Esplanade Co. Ltd (TECL) Showcases both visual and performing arts at a world-class venue

School of the Arts (SOTA) Provides a specialised integrated arts and academic curriculum to artistically talented students

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current landscape
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MICAs Cultural Agencies Current giving landscape Why give? How to give? Partnering your efforts Links

Even though cultural philanthropy has been around for decades, more private individuals and organisations are recognising and acknowledging the important value which culture can bring to our community. A few notable recent examples are listed below: Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation: Creativity Development In 2008, APB Foundation launched the APB Foundation Inspire Programme which adopted 5 Arts Groups/Companies for 3 years with a grant of $450,000 to support plans by selected artists and organisations to develop their works. The Foundation has also partnered with the Singapore Art Museum to sponsor the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize Series at a cost of $2.25M, which aims at recognising outstanding contemporary artworks Keppel Nights In 2008, Keppel Corporation launched Keppel Nights, Singapore's first sustainable subsidised ticket purchasing scheme to benefit and cultivate ticketed audiences for the arts and entertainment. Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarships and Bursaries In 2008, Ngee Ann Kongsi donated $12M over 6 years to the School of the Arts (SOTA) for its scholarships and bursaries scheme. At the same time, other non-monetary forms of giving, like loans and donations of artefacts, as well as co-branding, have also emerged: - Public museums attracted $118M worth of donations and loans of artefacts and artworks in the period 2004-06 alone. - Corporate co-branding efforts for the arts included the DBS Arts Centre (in collaboration with The Singapore Repertory Theatre) and Credit-Suisse and Singapore Art Museums partnership to showcase Southeast Asian artists.

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why give?
Introduction A Global City for the Arts MICAs Cultural Agencies
- Culture is the soul of our nation - Beyond the sound infrastructure and economic achievements which we have worked hard to attain, culture represents the human dimension of Singapore. Our arts and heritage embody the spirit, ideas and imagination of our people and should thus be celebrated and preserved. e.g. NACs Singapore Art Show and NHBs HeritageFest invite the public to celebrate Singapores visual artists and history respectively - Culture enhances the creative capacity of our people - Cultural activities help develop critical thinking and creativity through providing alternative methods of self-expression and ways of seeing the world. These skills are crucial in the knowledge economy which thrives on innovation and ability to adapt to change. e.g. SOTAs integrated arts and academic curriculum encourages students to learn traditional subjects with innovative creative tools - Culture builds communities and bridges differences - Cultural events provide platforms for different social segments of Singapore to interact and engage with each other. Through the lens of art and culture, we have the opportunity to appreciate the influence of our rich multi-racial heritage. e.g. NHBs community trails deepen the understanding about the history of a community, and are developed with the inputs of residents

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- Culture enhances the quality of life for all

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MICAs Cultural Agencies Current giving landscape Why give? How to give? Partnering your efforts Links

- Expanding our cultural offerings can help make Singapore a more exciting and sophisticated place for you to live, work and play in. Arts and culture are an integral part of the landscape of any vibrant city. e.g. The Esplanade provides free programming throughout the week and NAC organises free events in the parks and in the heartlands -Culture provides a positive brand association - With a push towards lifestyle marketing, partnering cultural organisations to co-sponsor events can enhance visibility and positive brand association with the arts for your organisation. Such sponsorship enables your organisation to reach out to a prime audience who attribute the excitement of the cultural events with the brand. In return, your support can help develop the capabilities of our cultural organisations, to continue to bring you quality performances and exhibitions. e.g. M1 Fringe Festival was produced in collaboration with local theatre group, The Necessary Stage - Culture is a way of leaving your mark on Singapores history - We all have a different experience and understanding of living in Singapore. Culture provides the medium with which you can share your individual expressions or reactions to Singapore with future generations to come. e.g. NLBs annual roadshow encourages the participation of the public to donate or digitise old photographs and materials relating to Singapore We invite Singaporean residents, corporations and foundations to partner us in initiating an exciting new phase of growth for the cultural sector

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how to give?
Introduction - Your funding support enriches the cultural life of our society.
For further information about how to give to specific agencies, feel free to contact the various representatives below:
ARTS Includes the performing, literary, visual arts and arts education -National Arts Council (NAC): Ms Rowene Law, rowene_law@nac.gov.sg, 68379578 -Esplanade: Mr Lim Ewe Leong, partner@esplanade.com, 68288321 -School of the Arts (SOTA): Ms Lim Puay Keng, puaykeng.lim@sota.edu.sg, 63425806 HERITAGE Includes our museums and conservation centre National Heritage Board (NHB): Mr Shaun Phua, shaun_phua@nhb.gov.sg, 63323624 -Heritage Conservation Centre: Ms Wee Ann Jee, wee_ann_jee@nhb.gov.sg, 62672618 -Asian Civilisations Museum: Mr Anthony Gan, anthony_gan@nhb.gov.sg, 63362975

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-National Museum: Ms Dorothy Ng, dorothy_ng@nhb.gov.sg, 63323251


-Singapore Art Museum: Ms Tan Suenne Megan, suenne_megan_tan@nhb.gov.sg, 63323215 LIBRARIES -National Library Board (NLB): Mr Tony Leow, tony_leow@nlb.gov.sg, 63321787

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giving in kind
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Other valuable ways of giving to the arts: -Volunteer your skills -Share your professional services and advice (e.g. legal advice, financial services, etc.) -Volunteer your resources -Donate a space for an artist or organisation to exhibit/perform at -Sponsor equipment like lighting, mikes, etc. for a performance

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-Share your instruments to arts groups


-Volunteer your time -Help out in ad hoc and long-term projects -Through NVPC, or contact the cultural organisations directly -Start a private museum e.g. MINT Museum of Toys - If you would like to share your collection with the public, you can start up a private museum -Supported by Heritage Industry Incentive Programme (Hi2P) -Share or donate collectible artefacts or pieces of your art collection to a museum

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partnering your efforts
Introduction

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MICAs Cultural Agencies Current giving landscape Why give? How to give? Partnering your efforts Links

There are several schemes in place to partner you in your efforts in helping the local arts and culture scene flourish:
-Double-tax deduction -Donations in cash towards cultural organisations registered as charities are entitled to a double-tax deduction. For further details about this scheme, click here. -Approved Museum Scheme (AMS) -Museums which promote the appreciation of Singapores history, art and culture can sign up to be an Approved Museum, which allows its donors to qualify for double-tax deductions of artworks/artefacts. For further details about this scheme, click here. -Public Art Tax Incentive Scheme (PATIS) -Private organisations and individuals who donate, commission, display and maintain public art are entitled to claim double tax deduction under this scheme. For further details about this scheme, click here. -National Heritage Fund- Central Fund -Non-profit organisations which promote heritage can receive help in fund-raising efforts through double tax deduction being offered to donors to members of this fund. For further details about this scheme, click here. -Gross Floor Area (GFA) incentives -New developments which provide and integrate public art in Central Singapore will be entitled to GFA incentives from the Urban Redevelopment Authority. For further details about this scheme, click here.

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partnering your efforts
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-Naming Rights

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MICAs Cultural Agencies Current giving landscape Why give? How to give? Partnering your efforts Links

-Significant donations to public museums may warrant naming rights on a case-by-case basis. For further details about this scheme, click here.
-Arts Adoption Programme -Corporations are encouraged to give direct medium-term support to arts organisations through this scheme. NAC will facilitate in linking suitable arts organisations based on corporations needs. For further details about this scheme, click here. -Recognition Awards -The annual Patron and Arts and Patron of Heritage awards recognise those who have given generously to the arts and heritage respectively, over the past year. For further details about these awards, click here and here

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Some other useful sites:
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MICAs Cultural Agencies Current giving landscape Why give? How to give? Partnering your efforts Links

NAC Esplanade SOTA Directory of Arts Organisations and Venues in Singapore*

HERITAGE PMB NHB Museum Roundtable*

LIBRARIES NLB

VOLUNTEERING NVPC Arts Outreach* Kind Exchange*

* Not directly associated with government