Advancing the Arts | National Arts Council Annual Report FY 2018/2019

National Arts Council of Singapore,
29 October 2019, Singapore

Chairman's Statement

Professor Chan Heng Chee

As I step down as Chairman of the National Arts Council (NAC), I am in a reflective mood. The arts scene is more vibrant today, and the ecosystem stronger compared to 1991 when the NAC was first established. It had a modest annual budget of under $20 million in its early years, and audiences did not have state-of-the art museums and performing arts venues or the diversity of shows, exhibitions and literary titles that we enjoy today.