Co-founders, board and staff in the media

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ITI's co-founders, board members and staff have been featured in recent media coverage of the arts.

Co-founder Kuo Pao Kun was quoted in a TODAY article on community building in Singapore's arts scene:

'This growing concentration of resources and power in the hands of the state brings to mind the series of questions posed by the late theatre doyen Kuo Pao Kun in 1999, about the tremendous investment of state funding to the development of institutions such as the Esplanade, as opposed to supporting people-initiated projects such as The Substation:

"Is not the people’s spontaneous involvement and active participation in the arts the ultimate objective of state promotions? Why is the state giving priority and overwhelmingly larger support to projects controlled by its own agencies instead of giving such resources to beef up people-initiated ones?

Why has it been necessary for the state to expand and strengthen its domination in the arts, instead of enabling the non-government enterprises to grow with state assistance?"'

General manager Goh Su Lin was interviewed for a Straits Times article on in-kind donations to arts groups:

'While in-kind donations may not add up to a large sum, they are invaluable to small arts groups who juggle a tight budget.

The Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) has received in-kind donations ranging from wine for its gala
receptions to paper for programmes.

General manager Goh Su Lin says: "Because of the limited resources arts organisations like ITI have, their donations have opened doors that we would not otherwise have access to. It has enabled ITI to redirect our budget to focus on our mission to train actors."'

Pao Kun, Co-founder and Director T. Sasitharan (aka Sasi) and board member Chew Kheng Chuan (aka K.C. Chew) were featured in Straits Times articles about the Substation, which can be read here and here.

Co-founder and Director T. Sasitharan and Chairman Arun Mahizhnan were interviewed about Singapore's arts scene in the 1990s for Channel NewsAsia's documentary In Our Time, which can be watched here.


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