The Straits Times
Published on Nov 19, 2012

More Singaporeans attending arts events


Arts involvement and appreciation is increasing among Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, a new survey by the National Arts Council shows.

About one in two residents attended an arts and cultural activity or event in 2011, compared to one in three in 2002.

The reach of the arts is also more diverse. While youth and working adults still form the bulk of arts audiences, the overall distribution of audiences across different income and education levels reflects Singapore's population profile more closely than it did 10 years ago.

For instance, 13 per cent of arts audiences in 2011 comprised those who have up to primary school education, a leap from 4 per cent in 2002.