Public Art Trust (PAT)
The Public Art Trust (PAT) is an initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC) to make art a part of our urban spaces and bring art closer to Singaporeans. It aims to achieve this by commissioning new public art in spaces where we live, work and play. The PAT will also partner private donors and corporates who see the value in creating new public art, by providing tax incentives and dollar-for-dollar matching towards commissioning costs. In an effort to drive education and develop best practices in public art in Singapore, the PAT will prioritise opportunities for Singapore artists and provide platforms for collaborations with international peers.
The PAT was established by the NAC in 2014 with $10 million seed funding from the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY).