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Arts and Culture Donations Up for First Time in Three Years in Singapore

Tuesday, July 23, 2019   (0 Comments)

Donations to Singapore's arts and cultural scene rose for the first time in three years, with in-kind giving at an all-time high of $24.5 million. In all, donors gave $57.4 million last year, compared with $51.6 million in 2017, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu announced on July 17, 2019, at the annual Patron of the Arts awards organised by the National Arts Council (NAC).

Ms Fu said: "The value of the in-kind contributions received was almost two times more than 2017 and this highlights how our arts organisations and patrons take an innovative approach to their philanthropic efforts." She added that the NAC hopes to do more for nascent arts groups, helping them develop capabilities, governance frameworks and reach more donors.

Read the full article on the Straits Times website.