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04 Jan 2021

Nominations for 2021 Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award Now Open

Cultural Medallion

The Cultural Medallion is Singapore’s highest artistic accolade, recognising individuals whose artistic excellence as well as contribution and commitment to the arts have enriched and shaped Singapore’s cultural landscape. Since it was established in 1979, the Cultural Medallion has been awarded to 128 artists in the fields of film, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts.

Each recipient will be able to access the Cultural Medallion Fund of up to SGD80,000. This supports their continuous artistic pursuits and their efforts towards advancing Singapore’s artistic development for the benefit of society.

Past Cultural Medallion recipients who are CSS members include Mr. Eric James Watson (CSS Full Member)!

Young Artist Award

The Young Artist Award is Singapore’s highest award for young arts practitioners, aged 35 and below, whose artistic achievements and commitment have distinguished them from their peers. It encourages young practitioners to continue pursuing excellence in the arts and to inspire others. Since it was established in 1992, the Young Artist Award has been conferred on 163 artists in the fields of film, literary arts, performing arts and visual arts.

Each recipient of the Young Artist Award is eligible for a grant of up to SGD20,000 that supports their future artistic pursuits and development.

Past Young Artist Award recipients who are CSS members include Dr. Emily KOH (CSS Full Member)!


The 2021 Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award call for nominations is now open until 10 Feb 2021 (W) 6 PM. For more information, please visit NAC’s website (link below).


Photo Credit: National Arts Council (NAC) Singapore