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6 quotes from thought leaders to get you thinking about the arts scene in Singapore

Here're what some of the stakeholders in Singapore's creative industry have to say.

  • Ong Keng Sen

    Director, Singapore International Festival of Arts

    “What’s lacking in this country is trust – the bureaucrats don’t believe in the artists and vice versa. And that impacts the art-making because the projects become fraught with misunderstandings.”

    24 August 2017. The envelope-pushing festival director comments on the pitfalls of government-organised art festivals.


Hanif Kureishi: “An artist is somebody who starts with the rules, then breaks the rules, then takes the whole thing through another language.”

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