Champion local arts – M1 has been supporting the arts since 1997, as we believe a thriving arts scene is important in enriching the quality of life, as well as strengthening social bonds and our identity, especially in a multicultural country like Singapore. Key sponsored arts events include the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play and M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival. We also partner leading homegrown contemporary dance schools - T.H.E Dance Company and Frontier Danceland in presenting the M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival, M1 Open Stage + DiverCity, M1 Dancing on the Frontier Appreciation Series and the M1-Frontier Danceland PULSE scholarship programme. In recognition of our sustained support to Singapore’s arts scene over the years, M1 was presented with the Patron of the Arts Award in 2018 for the 19th consecutive year by the National Arts Council.