Gift arts and culture experiences this Christmas
Given how unusual the year has been, it is perhaps fitting to celebrate Christmas differently. Rather than gift material presents, consider giving an arts and culture experience instead. Experiential gifts such as a museum membership, art classes, or an art donation create opportunities for you and your loved ones to bond over arts and culture experiences. Read on and find inspiration for Christmas gifts with a difference this year.
Say it with art
Embody the spirit of giving this season with National Gallery Singapore’s Adopt Now initiative. If your loved one is an avid supporter of the arts, you can make a donation in their name as a gift, acknowledging their support for the arts. Donations start from $50 and donors receive privileges such as complimentary annual Gallery Insider membership, unlimited access to the museum’s long-term and special exhibitions, and invitations to exhibition previews and opening receptions. Find out more about the National Gallery Singapore’s Adopt Now initiative here.
Bond over arts and culture
If your loved one is a fan of exhibitions at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, the ArtScience Friends programme would make an ideal gift. An extension of the Sands Rewards Lifestyle membership, which is free to join, the ArtScience Friends programme, priced from $168, offers members and their guests unlimited and priority access to ticketed shows at the museum year-round. Sign your loved one up for a membership here.
Has your friend shown interest in a new hobby, or enjoys making artwork? A perfect gift would be art lessons at the STPI Workshop. Its classes range from papercraft to drypoint portraiture and screen printing. Sign your friend up for STPI’s art workshops here.
Do good in the name of love
Have a loved one who is passionate about film or photography? Consider making a donation in their name to the first-ever fundraiser by the centre for photography and film, Objectifs. The money raised will go towards championing film and photography in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Donations can be made in any amount and those above $90 come with a gift of a print by a Singapore photographer, filmmaker or artist. Learn more about the fundraiser and check out the available prints here.
(Photos: National Gallery Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, STPI, Objectifs)