Company Profile
profile-pic Arts Management Associates (AMA) is one of Singapore’s oldest and most resourceful arts presenters. Established in 1988 by Dr Robert Liew, former Artistic Director of the Singapore Arts Festival, AMA has led the way in the development of the arts industry in Singapore. This includes creative and innovative programming, audience development, establishing business partnerships and strategic alliances and infrastructure development.AMA has brought in some of the world’s most prestigious artists and celebrated productions, many for the first time to Singapore. These include: Placido Domingo, New York Philharmonic, Paris Opera Ballet, EVITA, A Chorus Line, American Ballet Theater, Wynton Marsalis, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Sir Neville Marriner, Tokyo Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Australian Ballet, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mtislav Rostropovich, Stephane Grappelli, Singapore International Comedy Festival, Marcel Marceau, Lady Salsa and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Business and sponsorship partners developed over the last two decades include: Singapore Airlines, Citibank/Citicorp, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Rolex, Coutts Bank, HSBC, UBS Private Bank, Deutchebank, Mercedes Benz and Singapore Press Holdings.

In addition, on-going alliances with various foreign embassies and government agencies such as the National Arts Council and Singapore Tourism Board enables a diverse programming and outreach capability.

AMA’s vision for the future is the elevation of the performing arts industry to a level that is mature, well-supported by both an expanded audience base as well as business partnerships and government agency support, with content that is visionary and innovative, resulting in rewarding and unique experiences for a worldwide live audience.

Brief Notes on Director:
Dr Liew is a governor of the Federation of Asian Cultural Promotion and was chairman of the Economic Development Board’s Performing Arts Task Force. He has also served on the Renaissance Singapore Committee and the Economic Review Committee, NAC Audience Development Resource Panel, Esplanade Users Advisory Group and as adjunct lecturer at the Philosophy Department, National University of Singapore. He is also Chair of ACEMS (Association of Concert and Event Managers Singapore). He was recently conferred the title of Chevalier l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government for outstanding contributions to the arts.