Parliamentary Question by NMP Janice Koh on Subsidies and preferential rates for local arts groups
To ask the Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (a) what subsidies or preferential rates are given to non-profit and for-profit local arts groups to help offset the venue rental cost of spaces run by the Esplanade and other Government agencies; and (b) what more can be done to help these groups alleviate the cost of such rentals.
Answer by Acting Minister Lawrence Wong:
Subsidies and preferential rates for local arts groups
Subsidised and preferential rates are extended to both not-for-profit and commercial local arts groups, for spaces run by agencies such as The Esplanade Co Ltd and The Old Parliament House Ltd.
2. The Esplanade, for example, tiers its venue rental rates according to the different forms of hire. Public performances by local commercial arts...
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