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Digital cultural concierge
A still-to-be-named app that can personalise arts and culture recommendations according to users’ searches and booking history will enter its beta stage and be launched by end-March.
For a start, it will feature only events in public museums under the National Heritage Board, the National Gallery Singapore and Esplanade, but will be expanded to include more listings over the year.
Ticketing platforms like Sistic will be linked up to the app to allow for seamless booking. The data gathered by the app will also help arts and culture providers better understand how to grow their reach.
New arts spaces to open
Renovations will start soon on the five double-storey units at 52 to 56 Kampong Java, which are meant to add more affordable space for artists, and will likely be completed by 2024.
The iconic building at 45 Armenian Street, previously known as The Substation, should also reopen some time in the next two years.
The National Arts Council is convening an advisory panel this year on matters about the venue’s physical design, programme design and funding.