Support SAM

SAM is committed to sharing the transformative power of contemporary art with the widest possible audiences. Your generosity will go a long way in helping SAM create more meaningful exhibitions, events and programmes to spark a lifelong interest in art.
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Beyond presenting thought-provoking exhibitions, SAM makes art accessible through various community programmes and has built one of the world's most important collections of Southeast Asian artworks.


We keep most of the exhibitions and events free for the Singaporean public.


As SAM is a nonprofit charity with an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) status. We rely on the good will of our supporters in championing our mission and vision.


Any contribution, large or small, goes a long way in supporting the arts, artists, and public access to exhibitions of international repute. Scroll down to learn more on how you can give.

 

 

 

donating to the museum

 

These are some ways in which donations to the museum impacts and touch lives.

Your donation enables SAM to continue our work in delighting through the arts.

 

'Museums have always had a barrier for people with vision impairments. Historically, everything has been “See, Don’t Touch!”

As I lost my eyesight over the years, this obstacle has become ever more important. Today, initiatives like the SAM Touch Collection allow me to appreciate artistry just as much as everyone else.'


- Joshua Tseng

 

'Covid-19 has affected the seniors mood and emotions and we had to learn to handle and bring them through these emotions.

 

Through Seniors & the Contemporary art seniors were able to talk about and express their feelings though art. It also helped reminisce about the past and remind them not to focus on negative emotions.

 

It was fulfilling to see the seniors have something to look forward to.'

 

- Staff and volunteers at various elderly care homes

 

 

Education & Access Programmes

Exhibitions

Artwork Commission
& Acquisitions

Research & Residencies

 

 Our programmes aim to remove barriers of inaccessibility to the arts. These includes mental and physical disabilities, and the lack of facilitation.


We partner with other non-profit organisations and schools to offer free or reduced-cost opportunities to underserved communities with the vision that anyone can engage with the arts.

 Our exhibitions present art of our times through a Southeast Asian lens. Through our exhibitions we hope to encourage dialogue on contemporary issues that may be overlooked.


We aim to inspire humane and sustainable futures through transformative, thought-provoking everyday encounters with art of our times.

 Our commissions enable local and regional artists to advance their practice and push boundaries.


SAM also acquires works that are salient to the national and contemporary dialogue and cares for the works through meticulous preservation – ensuring access for future generations to come.

 Designed to engage both the art community and the public at large, SAM Residencies actively involves local communities through a diverse line up of resident-organised activities such as open studio visits, talks, and workshops.


For the art community, it serves as an incubator for exploring new approaches in artistic and curatorial practices.

                               


 

Every gift makes a difference.

 

Make your tax-deductible gift today.

 

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Find out more about our annual giving programme and other unique ways to give below.

other ways to contribute

1. Artwork Donation

SAM welcomes gifts of art that are aligned with the theme and mission of the museum. When you donate an artwork, you can be assured that it will be cared for and appreciated by many, for generations to come.


Please get in touch with us via email if you would like to make an artwork donation.

 

2. Tailored Giving


Every donation makes a difference.

 

If you would like to leave a legacy, support a specific cause within SAM, or if you have any novel ideas on supporting SAM that is not listed, please get in touch with our Partnerships & Patronage team here.

 

Corporate donations by Benevity

SAM is listed on Benevity, a platform that facilitates online workplace giving and gift matching. Please check if your company is using Benevity prior to making your donation.

 

Chapel and York Foundation (For US Tax Payers)

You can support SAM through Chapel & York US Foundation, a registered Foundation with 501(c)(3) status. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and the Foundation will issue a tax receipt to acknowledge your generosity.


Click here to donate.

 

*Please select the fund for ‘Singapore Art Museum’.

 

3. Volunteering

 

Thank you for your interest in SAM. Due to the pandemic, there are currently no recruitment drives for volunteers. Please stay tuned for more information.

 

You may wish to visit this page for other ways to get involved

 

Our Supporters

 

Singapore Art Museum would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to all our partners and donors who have supported us over the years.

Your support enables us to further our vision to foster a creative, thoughtful, and inclusive society.

 

The impact that your generous cash, artworks, and in-kind donations have helped make a difference is detailed in our annual reports.

 

 

Exhibitions & Special Projects

Supporter

Goethe Institut

Hong Leong Foundation

JCCI Singapore Foundation

Major Supporter

President's Challenge

Mind the Gap 200 – Sustainable Earth Fund

Singapore Tourism Board

Principal Supporter

Mapletree

Sun Venture Pte Ltd

                   

 

M.A.D. for SAM

Supporter

Chang Siok Eng

Tan Chuan Yong

The Kauffman-Yeoh Family

Ning Chong

Winston Kwek & Valerie Cheah

Major Supporter

Daniel Teo

Linda Neo & Albert Lim

                             

 

Artwork Donations

Dato Noor Azman Mohd Nurdin • Susan Santoso • Yee I-Lan

Mizuma Gallery • Krack Studio • Kenneth and Penny Tan

           

 

With special thanks to the following:

Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

Acción Cultural Española • Mondriaan Foundation • Institute Francais • Temasek Trust

                       

 

Our heartfelt thanks to all donors who wish to remain anonymous.