08 Sep '17, 11pm

Art v government at Singapore festival: 'I fear once I leave, they will punish me'

One marker of its economic success is the thriving arts scene, up to 85% of which is funded by the government according to its data. During the week the Guardian visited, there were at least three publicly-funded arts festivals being held, and many speak of the sector’s vibrancy. Writer Ng Yi-Sheng says on the whole, Singapore has become a more culturally healthy place thanks to the government’s arts funding. “Many people have benefited, many of my friends have benefited ... and having works officially valued by institutions gives the average person here more sense of wellbeing, belonging.”

Full article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/09/art-v-gover...

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