Cultural Medallion Awards
Five arts practitioners today received the Cultural Medallion from Singapore President, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam.
They are writer J M Sali, conductor Jennifer Tham, theatre practitioner T Sasitharan, and visual artists Ho Ho Ying and Milenko Prvacki.
The Cultural Medallion award is the highest honour bestowed upon an individual who have made a distinction to Singapore's arts and culture.
At a ceremony held at the Istana, nine other arts practitioners also received the Young Artist Award from Minister of Information, Communications and the Arts, Dr Yaccob Ibrahim.
The recipients are Zizi Azah, Brian Gothong Tan, Ms Genevieve Chua and Tan Wee Lit, Liao Jiekai and Looi Wan Ping, Darren Ng, O Thiam Chin and Zhuo Zihao.
All the Cultural Medallion and YAA recipients will be able to access grants to facilitate their continued efforts in championing the development of their artistic practice and reaching out to Singaporeans through their art form.
Each Cultural Medallion recipient will get a 80,000 dollars grant for use on a single project or multiple projects over his or her lifetime.
The grant quantum for YAA recipients to undertake arts projects or studies has also been increased from 10,000 to 20,000 dollars.
This year, NAC will introduce the Cultural Medallion Speaker Series where the public will have the opportunity to meet the Cultural Medallion recipients to hear their personal stories.
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