Spare some change for arts venues here

A temporary donation box located inside the Esplanade ticketed area where the audience is encouraged to donate any amount they want for a programme booklet.
A temporary donation box located inside the Esplanade ticketed area where the audience is encouraged to donate any amount they want for a programme booklet.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Institutions such as the National Museum of Singapore and the Esplanade are seeing increases in their donation collections with the help of cash-donation boxes

Loose change is adding up to big bucks for art venues here. Three institutions which have installed cash-donation boxes in their premises have reported increases in their donation collections.

In its annual report for the financial year 2018/2019 released recently, the Esplanade's chairman Lee Tzu Yang noted that thousands of individuals have given close to $80,000 through donation boxes as well as online platforms such as Giving.sg and Sistic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 30, 2019, with the headline 'Spare some change for arts venues here'. Print Edition | Subscribe