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Culture And The Arts: Intrusion In Political Space

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Among the major annual events on the arts calendar is the now, multi-million Singapore dollar, annual Singapore Arts Festival, with a focus on showcasing Asian and international performances in music, dance and theatre. As a habit of the Peoples Action Party (PAP) government, beyond the desire for a gracious society, economic considerations are part of the motivation behind the initiatives of developing culture and the arts. Beyond tourism, economic interest is focused on intensifying the production capacity of the highly technology-driven cultural industries and their multiplier effect in business opportunities. Under the government?s concerted effort to create a Singapore with a vibrant artistic and creative community as essential to the next phase of economic growth, the flourishing of the arts in Singapore has an ironic political twist.

Keywords: arts; culture; economic growth; Peoples Action Party (PAP); political twist; production capacity; Singapore



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