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.

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


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.



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

be a fundraiser

In collaboration with SG Cares Giving Week, SAM invites you to multiply the impact of your generosity to the arts community this year end.


Create your own fundraising campaign and spread the word among your social circle, including friends, family, and colleagues. Inspire others to become advocates for the arts by demonstrating their ability to make a difference. Whether it's dedicating funds towards an upcoming celebration, organizing a company event, allocating a portion of your retail profits or making a donation to support SAM's mission of making art accessible to everyone - every contribution counts.

Fundraise for SAM

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


AE Models Team Pte Ltd

AVS Technologies

Genesis Artech

Goethe Institut

Hong Leong Foundation

Maritime Port Authority



Soho House

Tian Teck Investment Holding

Temasek Shophouse

Torene Project

Yenn and Alan Lo Foundation

Major Supporter


Key Supporter


Singapore Tourism Board

Principal Supporter


Sun Venture Pte Ltd



M.A.D. for SAM


Chang Siok Eng

Desmond Wang Tim Chun

Jim Amberson

Kaavya Viswanathan & Joshua Lewin

Ning Chong

Tan Chuan Yong

Taran Khera

The Kauffman-Yeoh Family

Winston Kwek & Valerie Cheah

Major Supporter

Daniel Teo

David & Catherine Zemans

Linda Neo & Albert Lim

Seah & Siak

Key Supporter

Lauren & Richard Nijkerk

Yeap Lam Yang

Principal Supporter

Pierre & Bolor Lorinet



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



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