Advisory Council on Culture and the Arts
Singapore’s cultural development can be traced back to over 20 years ago, when a high level committee, the Advisory
Council on Culture and the Arts (ACCA), was set up to realise the vision of a culturally-vibrant society. The 1989 seminal
report of the ACCA jumpstarted our cultural development by recommending improvements to infrastructure, organisational
structures and the education system, and greater promotional efforts for arts and culture.
However, more importantly, the ACCA recognised the importance of arts and culture – to broaden our minds and deepen our
sensitivities, to improve our overall quality of life, to contribute to a more culturally vibrant and gracious society, and
to strengthen our social bonds.
Over the years, the ACCA’s vision has come to life. New and upgraded museums, the establishment of the Esplanade,
transformation of the library landscape, and the formation of the National Arts Council, National Heritage Board and
National Library Board, are among the key developments arising from the ACCA report.
Click the following link to read the Executive Summary of the ACCA Report.
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