THE ANTI-GALA FOUNDATION PARTY at Atlas Bar (2017)
Institution of Public Character
The Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise is an arts charity founded by Michael Tay in 2013 as a non-profit, and became an arts charity in 2014. It aims to develop the local arts scene, bringing our best talents to the global stage.
With its unique approach to project development and fundraising, The Foundation acts like a venture capitalist in the arts space – developing the project with the artist, raising funds and implementing the project, including public communications. The goal is to ensure that every project delivers significant impact.
The Foundation connects with business networks and resources to design arts initiatives that benefit both the artistes and business, and ultimately the society. Also, all funds raised by The Foundation are matched by the government, dollar-for-dollar.
In February 2019, The Foundation received IPC (Institutions of Public Character) status, which allows our donors to receive 250% tax deductions.
Board of Trustees
Our Financial Philosophy
Vision & Mission
Our vision is to promote the arts as the creative impulse that drives a first-world society.
The Foundation takes a holistic interventionist approach with its projects, engaging meaningfully with government and corporates to help drive its goals toward a vibrant arts ecosystem.
The Foundation’s mission is to become the premier platform in Asia to generate high-impact arts initiatives, through strategic fund-raising and by extending a regional market for the arts.
Thoughts from Michael Tay, Founder
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The Foundation Team
The Foundation operates with a lean team comprising dedicated, passionate volunteers and part-time staff. This allows us to keep focus on devoting funds to projects.
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Administration & Finance
Fundraising & Donor Relations
Project Planning & Management
The Foundation In The News
The Foundation is proud to be a supporting partner of Beethoven Im Garten 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19, this year’s concert in the park has taken on a digital incarnation. Read about the project in this article from the Straits Times.
He was a kampung boy who grew up to become a wine-drinking, music-loving plenipotentiary and polymath, but you wouldn’t know it on first meeting him.
At its second annual fundraiser, the Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise unveils a slew of ambitious projects. Up to now, music celebrating Singapore is generally known to be National Day anthems, but Michael Tay, the founder of arts charity Foundation for the Arts and Social Enterprise, has grander plans for the aural homage to the city-state’s achievements.