The Arts House Launches Pilot Scheme To Support Arts Groups And Stimulate An Economically Viable Arts Scene

Introduction: Singapore, 18 December 2003 – In a bold move that aims at creating a dynamic and economically viable arts scene, The Arts House launches a pilot scheme based on a risk-sharing principle between venue and artists.

Risk-sharing principle between artists and venue provider represents The Arts House’s commitment to support arts groups 

Singapore, 18 December 2003 – In a bold move that aims at creating a dynamic and economically viable arts scene, The Arts House launches a pilot scheme based on a risk-sharing principle between venue and artists.

Under this pilot scheme, The Arts House will absorb venue costs on all performance nights and in return take only 20% of gross box office takings.

“There are both arts and economic implications that underlie this principle. For this model to be viable for both The Arts House and the artist, the works staged at The Arts House have to be those that are of high artistic quality and integrity in order to attract audiences.” Said Mr Colin Goh, general manager, The Old Parliament House Ltd which manages The Arts House. “By using this model, The Arts House wants to show a commitment in providing support for Singaporean artists who seek to reach out to wider and to build audiences through their works.”

While some venues in Singapore practice variations of this model of taking a percentage for the box office receipts in lieu of venue rental, The Arts House will operate solely on this model for venue-hire performances at The Arts House under this pilot scheme.

With this offer, the incentive to produce works that engage more audiences is greater than ever.

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About The Arts House at the Old Parliament

The Arts House at the Old Parliament is Singapore’s newest arts centre. It aims to expand the tastes of audiences through a spectrum of multi-disciplinary arts experiences, and to establish a platform to develop and promote young talent.

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For further queries, please contact

Mary Loh
Director, Corporate Communications & Marketing
The Old Parliament House Limited
Tel: 65 6332 6901
Fax: 6 336 3021
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Mary Lee
Assistant Director, Corporate Communications & Marketing
The Old Parliament House Limited 
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