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How PAT Works

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Public art can be commissioned by the Public Art Trust (PAT) through two main tracks:

PAT Commissions

As part of PAT's role to proactively develop new public art, the PAT may commission Singapore and/or International artists to create unique public artwork for selected spaces/sites, which have been shortlisted from a repository of public spaces made available for use.

Artists can be commissioned either through:

  • An Open Call;
  • A Closed Call (nomination process);
  • A Direct Commission (existing proposals from database); or
  • A Direct Purchase.
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To encourage more private donations to public art, the PAT provides a co-funding track where external commissioners may submit a proposal to co-commission Singapore or Permanent Resident artists to create public artwork on privately managed land or state land.listed from a repository of public spaces made available for use.

Co-commissioners may propose artworks in spaces/sites that are within their purview so long as they meet the following criteria:

  • Publicly accessible (open at least 12 hours a day for indoor spaces);
  • Has good public footfall (at least 5 days a week)
  • Adequate for display of proposed public art.

A complete proposal must be submitted to the PAT for assessment by the Trust’s Advisory & Commissioning Panel (ACP). If approved, the co- commission may be eligible for dollar-for-dollar matching through the Cultural Matching Fund.

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Advisory & Commissioning Panel (ACP)

The PAT is guided by a ten-member Advisory & Commissioning Panel (ACP) that comprises independent members of the community, as well as professionals from the visual arts, architecture and urban planning sectors. The ACP will provide general direction, artistic/aesthetic input and technical knowledge to ensure the commissioning of high quality and engaging public art in Singapore.

The Advisory & Commissioning Panel (ACP) members:

  • Mr Ahmad Bin Mashadi, Head/Senior Associate Director, NUS Museum (Co-Chair)
  • Mr Paul Tan, Deputy CEO, National Arts Council (Co-Chair)
  • Mrs Mae Anderson, Chairman, Art Outreach Singapore
  • Mr Andrew David Fassam, Senior Director (Urban Design), Planning, Conservation & Urban Design Group, Urban Redevelopment Authority
  • Ms Swee Mun Lee, Senior Assistant Director, Conservation Services, National Heritage Board
  • Dr Susie Lingham, Creative Director, Singapore Biennale 2016
  • Mr Vincent Leow, Artist
  • Ms June Yap, Independent Curator
  • Ms Janice Koh, Stage and television actress, and former Nominated Member of Parliament
  • Mr Yann Follain, Co-founder, WY-TO Pte. Ltd.