National Arts Council's Patron of the Arts Award 2019

Kris Foundation is happy to announce that founder Ms Kris Tan has been awarded the National Arts Council of Singapore's Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award, her seventh award. Ms Tan was honoured at the Patron of the Arts Award ceremony in Singapore on 17th July 2019.

Let our present effort shape the future of philanthropy.
— Ms Kris Tan, Founder, Kris Foundation

(Photo: National Arts Council)

The Straits Times, Singapore (18 July 2019)

NAFA-Kris Foundation Fund Concerto Competition 2019 | Lianhe Zaobao

The Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) - Kris Foundation Fund Concerto Competition Finals 2019 took place 4th January 2019 at the Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore. The finalists were pianist Liang Xinyu (Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major), saxophonist Johann Koh (Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra) and harpist Karen Tay (Debussy’s Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane).


Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore (2 February 2019)

Harpist Karen Tay, pianist Liang Xinyu and saxophonist Johann Koh with Ms Kris Tan.

National Arts Council's Patron of the Arts Award 2018

Congratulations to our founder Ms Kris Tan on receiving the National Arts Council of Singapore’s Patron of the Arts Award 2018, acknowledging the Kris Foundation's support towards the arts and its valued role in building a vibrant and sustainable arts scene in Singapore. This is Ms Kris Tan's 6th award from the NAC as an arts patron since 2012. Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, graced the occasion, thanking over 200 patrons for their generous and continuous support.

'Art at Heart' | Singapore Tatler

In Singapore Tatler’s January 2018 issue, Ms Kris Tan discusses her passion in creating the Kris Foundation, sustainable giving and the role of the private sector in cultivating the arts scene in Singapore.

Read more here.

To support the arts is not just to support a production for immediate return on investment, rather, an investment for our future that will serve to embrace and acknowledge the tenacious spirit of human existence.
— Ms Kris Tan, Founder, Kris Foundation