Instituted in 1979 by our late President, then Minister of Culture, Mr Ong Teng Cheong, the Singapore Cultural Medallion is highest arts accolade, honouring individuals whose artistic excellence, contribution and commitment have enriched and distinguished Singapore’s arts and culture scene.
This award celebrates inspiring local arts practitioners who display professional maturity in their practice through a distinctive body of work, and who have made extraordinary contributions to Singapore’s artistic development and pushed boundaries in their respective fields of artistic practice, with good local and international standing and a strong display of leadership.
The Cultural Medallion is presented by the President, Republic of Singapore and administered by the National Arts Council (NAC). To date, the Cultural Medallion has been conferred on a total of 130 artists in the fields of film, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts.
Cultural Medallion Fund
Each Cultural Medallion recipient will have access to funds of up to $80,000 to support their continuous artistic pursuit and help them make a positive impact on Singapore’s arts and culture development by engaging the wider community through their projects.
This amount could be used for a single project or multiple projects over the recipient’s lifetime.
For more information on the Cultural Medallion Fund, download the guidelines and the application form.