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Singapore arts festival yet to find its identity

Despite undergoing a review in 2012-2013, the Singapore International Festival of Arts is still finding its footing

What is the point of an arts festival? Is it about identity, about vanity, about an investment in a city's cultural life?

Of course, the best arts festival will deliver a little bit of all of these.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 29, 2018, with the headline 'Singapore arts festival yet to find its identity'. Print Edition | Subscribe