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Firms can help boost arts scene

Singtel's $10 million donation towards building a new medium-sized theatre at the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay shows how the private sector can help take the arts scene here to the next stage.

State funding is a key component of most arts groups' budgets, but the arts and cultural sector cannot rely solely on taxpayer funds to fuel growth.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Firms can help boost arts scene'. Print Edition | Subscribe