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 been instrumental in the development of the arts industry in Singapore. This includes creative and innovative programming, audience development, establishing business partnerships and strategic alliances and business 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, Australian Ballet, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Mtislav Rostropovich, Stephane Grappelli, Singapore International Comedy Festival, Marcel Marceau, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Business and sponsorship partners developed in the first 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 Boardenables 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 sustainable, well-supported by deepening audience engagement as well as private and public agency partnerships. With content that is visionary and innovative, we hope to continue with our mission to bring rewarding and unique experiences for both local audiences and international visitors.

Brief Notes on Director:

Dr Liew was the first Singaporean Artistic Director of the Singapore Arts Festival. Following the success of the festivals under his direction, he set up Arts Management Associates as an independent private impressariat for the performing arts in 1988.

In the early 90s, Dr Liew was appointed chairman of the Economic Development Board’s Performing Arts Task Force. He has also served on the Renaissance Singapore Committee, the Economic Review arts resource panel and the National Arts Council’s Audience Development Resource Panel and InfoComm Media Development Authority’s Arts Consultative Panel. He leads the industry group ACEMS (Association of Concert Managers Singapore).

He was recently conferred the title of Chevalier l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government, and the Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia (Knight Order of the Star of Italy) in 2012 for outstanding contributions to the arts.