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.
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
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.
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.
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.
*Please select the fund for ‘Singapore Art Museum’.
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
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.
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Exhibitions & Special Projects
AE Models Team Pte Ltd
Chew Shou ZI
Goethe Institut Singapore
Hong Leong Foundation
Maritime Port Authority
Michelangelo & Lourdes Samson
New Carlsberg Foundation
Tian Teck Investment Holding
Yenn and Alan Lo Foundation
Yvonne Wang & Alex Turnbull
CHARLES & KEITH Group Foundation
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Singapore Tourism Board
Sun Venture Pte Ltd
M.A.D. for SAM
Chng Nai Wee
Desmond Wang Tim Chun
Goh Eck Meng
Kaavya Viswanathan & Joshua Lewin
Tan Xuan Rong
The Kauffman-Yeoh Family
David & Catherine Zemans
Hiew Yoon Khong
Linda Neo & Albert Lim
Loo Tze Lui
Maisy Koh & Beh Swan Gin
Manfred Schmoelz and Patricia Choo
Michael & Diane Palmer
Simon & Michelle Cheong
Winston Kwek & Valerie Cheah
Chyau Fwu Wine & Spirits Pte Ltd
Kishin Hiranandani S/O Raj Kumar
Lauren & Richard Nijkerk
Lien Properties Pte Ltd
Marie Elaine Teo
Teh Hua Fung
Thomas & Kah Peng
Yeap Lam Yang
ACE Team Foundation
Chong Siak Ching & Seah Cheng San
Dr David Ong Eng Hui & Dr Lee Shu Jin
Elaine A Saverin
Helu-Trans Pte Ltd
InterPremium Pte Ltd
Luxury Ventures Pte Ltd
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Mr & Mrs David Fu
Nick Liu Yuen Zheng
Paige Parker & Jim Rogers
Pierre & Bolor Lorinet
Wing Tai Property
Dato Noor Azman Mohd Nurdin • Hallam Chow • Ivan Chin • Krack Studio
Kenneth and Penny Tan • Mark Goh & Guillaume Levy-Lambert, the MaGMA Collection • Mizuma Gallery
Sameer Sain & Family • Susan Santoso • Wu Meng & Zhang He • Tay Yu-Jin • Yee I-Lan
Our heartfelt thanks to all donors who wish to remain anonymous.