Artists' Advocacy in Singapore: A Changing Drama
In this paper I look at how Singapore artists have recently capitalised on opportunities for advocacy in light of a changing political landscape. Since the 1980s, the arts in Singapore have offered a forum for social critique, albeit tamed by the state, and artists are part of the nascent civil society sector. I will first lay out some developments in the Singapore government's process of 'opening up', and end with an account of two recent initiatives: the arts communityâ€™s election of a representative for an appointment as Nominated Member of Parliament in 2009, and the campaign by the arts community to the Censorship Review Committee in 2009â€“10. Such accounts 'from the ground up' by practitioners are important for a deeper understanding of the interactions between the state, its agencies, arts practitioners and the various social and artistic interest groups that operate in the arts and cultural sector.
Singapore arts; cultural policy
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Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management; ISSN 1449-1184
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