[The Straits Times] Attendance up by 33% at Singapore International Festival of Arts
Published on 11 June 2019
More than 73,000 people attended the Singapore International Festival of Arts (Sifa) this year, up from 55,000 visitors last year.The annual arts festival had more than 150 ticketed and free events from May 16 to June 2. First launched as the Singapore Festival of Arts in 1977, Sifa is presented by not-for-profit organisation Arts House Limited and commissioned by the National Arts Council. It is currently helmed by festival director Gaurav Kripalani, whose three-year term began last year. Last year's festival had an attendance of more than 55,000 and sold 84 per cent of its tickets. The festival's free closing concert featuring the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) at the Botanic Gardens drew crowds.
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