Our Ambition
Build a network of patrons to elevate the soft power of the arts to transform businesses, industries and societies.
Programme Direction
Fundraise to support Iconic Initiatives with deep impact to reshape social capital through the arts.
Global Stage
Pave the way for Singapore artistes beyond the domestic market and take their craft to the global stage.
The Arts Is a Social Good
The arts is a creative impulse that can make life better. It’s an idea that lives in our minds and thrives in our hearts. The arts is in all of us.
Music Commissioning Series by The Foundation

World Premiere

Movements in Time

Artworks from the National Gallery

A Suite for Orchestra by Kelly Tang

Inaugural Music Commissioning Series feat Kelly Tang

Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise proudly presents the world premiere of “Movements in Time – Artworks from the National Gallery” by Cultural Medallion Recipient Kelly Tang.

Move through an exhibition of the National Gallery Singapore like never before with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, and trace the emotive contours of artworks by iconic Singapore artists Chua Mia Tee, Simryn Gill, Eng Tow, Han Sai Por and Tzee (Sarkasi Said) in this musical interpretation. 

The concert will feature a solo guest performance by the prodigy pianist Mikkel Myer Lee. There will also be a screening of a mini documentary about the UTOPIA Symphony.

Art of Commissioning

charity donation Singapore

Arts creation is at the centre of The Foundation’s ambition to build a network of patrons to elevate the soft power of the arts.

By growing the canon of Singapore music through original works and promoting multidisciplinary arts projects, our charitable organization works to cultivate the next generation of Singapore’s artistes and arts literacy in the community through education & outreach programmes.

And that’s just the first step in our vision to promote the arts as the creative impulse that drives a first-world society.

The Foundation’s mission is to be the catalyst that generates high-impact arts initiatives, through strategic fundraising to achieve international recognition for Singapore works and artistes on the global stage.

We take a holistic interventionist approach with its projects, engaging meaningfully with arts supporters and donors, the government and corporates to help drive the organization’s goals toward a vibrant arts ecosystem. 

The Global Stage

utopia symphony inspired by singapore

The first in a series of Iconic Initiatives, the UTOPIA Symphony implicitly magnifies Singapore’s place in history as a model of success. Recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London under the baton of conductor Vladimir Jurowski, the UTOPIA Symphony was released on the LPO classical music label on major digital platforms like Spotify and iTunes.

Network of Partners

The Foundation aims to reorient arts philanthropy to diversify the range of arts supporters and donors.

Your support goes towards our goal to raise $10 million throughout the next 5 years to support the arts and artistes.

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Artists & Students
Major Works in 10 Years
Works to Export to Cultural Capitals of the World
New Partner Collaboration
UTOPIA Reimagined Charlie Lim

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We are proud to work with companies, individuals and organisations that share our common vision to provide mission-critical funds in support of a vibrant arts ecosystem. Ongoing funding is crucial to support our charitable programmes.

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Arts Outreach

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German Embassy Singapore arts partnerships

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Read The Straits Times article →

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