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The future of the arts, post-pandemic

This is a special Straits Times resource for pre-university students as part of The Straits Times-Ministry of Education News Outreach Programme.

A scene from the production #Theatre, by design collective Index, an Esplanade commission, which is performed at the Esplanade Theatre. PHOTO: ESPLANADE-THEATRES ON THE BAY
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The team behind the ST-MOE News Outreach Programme has compiled a series of news resources for you. In this resource, look at how arts companies and groups adapted to the issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and what these changes mean for the future of the arts.

The Covid-19 pandemic and its attendant social distancing measures have hit arts groups hard, forcing them to cancel or postpone their shows and the industry to chalk up multimillion-dollar losses. But the crisis has also been a catalyst for digitalisation, as artists put works online and explore new ways of interacting with one another and their audiences across a screen.

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