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What does Singapore Art Museum do?

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is a charity that presents contemporary art exhibitions and programmes with a focus on Southeast Asia. It relies on donations to create inspiring shows, sparking lifelong interest in art and making it accessible for all.




imran bin tajudeen, collin tseng chern yang @collin liu chern yang, fumio nanjo, su e-len mrs. e-len fu, foo kwee joen junie, michelangelo kho samson, low eng teong, timothy chin jun wun (timothy chen junwen), cheng wai wing edmund, heng chen seng




  • Donations are tax-deductible
  • Registered Charity
  • Established since 2013
  • Published yearly Annual Reports
  • Audited Financial Statements

Society Impact

  • Promoting contemporary art and artists from Southeast Asia, fostering a regional identity and cultural exchange.
  • Providing educational programs to make contemporary art accessible for visitors of all backgrounds, enhancing their understanding and appreciation of the arts.
  • Organizing thought-provoking exhibitions that spark lifelong interest in art and stimulate creativity among visitors.
  • Building one of the world's most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary art for future generations to appreciate and learn from.
  • Committing to responsible practices, such as sustainable operations and ethical collection management, contributing to a humane and sustainable future.
  • Encouraging dialogue, discovery, and collaboration among artists, visitors, and the community through various programs and events.
  • Fostering cultural tourism

Donation Income

Fundraising Efficiency

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Program Expense Ratio

This is the percentage of the charity's total expenses that are spent on its core programs. A higher percentage suggests that more money is going directly to the cause, rather than being spent on administrative or fundraising expenses.