28 Sep '11, 2am

Supporters gave $26.6 million to the arts in 2010, a $4.5 million increase over 2009

Supporters gave $26.6 million to the arts in 2010, a $4.5 million increase over 2009

Among the donors who received awards last night were Wild Rice supporters (from left) Mr Tan Puay Hiang, Mr Leonardo Drago and Ms Anthonia Hui. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE By Corrie Tan Arts donors gave more to the arts last year, in line with the boom in the economy. They gave $26.6 million, an increase of $4.5 million from the $22.1 million given in 2009. Mr Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Minister of State for Information, Communications and the Arts, announced this on Tuesday night at the National Arts Council's annual Arts Supporter Awards. These awards recognise individuals and corporations which have contributed between $10,000 and $49,999 in a year to promote and develop the arts. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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