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As part of its on-going efforts to monitor the state of the arts in Singapore, NAC has conducted the Population Survey on the Arts on a biennial basis since 2009. The purpose of the survey is to track and understand: how Singaporeans perceive the arts; and how involved they are in arts and culture – henceforth referred to as ‘arts’ – activities.

The emergence of COVID-19 brought sudden and widespread changes to the way we lived, worked and played. In Singapore, this came after physical arts attendance had risen to a high of 69% in 2019. NAC’s COVID-19 Arts Consumption Study, which examined people’s online engagement with the arts during the pandemic, revealed that 88% of Singaporeans engaged with the arts online, motivated by novel experiences and for their mental well-being. This report explores how difficulties can be transformed into innovation, for the arts to thrive post-pandemic.

Emerging from the Pandemic – a special report with highlights from the 2019 Population Survey on the Arts
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