SINGAPORE: The government has assured artists affected by a fire at Telok Kurau Studios that it will do its best to help them continue their work in a conducive and safe environment.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Sam Tan, gave the assurance after he visited the studios in Lorong J Telok Kurau and met the affected tenants on Thursday evening.
He said the focus is on helping the affected artists return to their studio spaces as soon as possible.
Three artist studios were affected, while power supply was disrupted by the blaze in the early morning on Tuesday. Over 1,000 artworks in one of the studios were destroyed.
Power was restored to the building in the evening of the day of the incident.
The National Arts Council has made alternative arrangements for those affected.
There were 27 artists and two visual arts societies based at the studios.
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