Government assures artists hit by studios of safe & conducive environment
The government has assured artists affected by a fire in Telok Kurau Studios that it'll 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, said this after he visited the Studios in Lorong J, Telok Kurau and met the affected tenants on Thursday night.
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 are 27 artists and two visual arts societies based at the Studios.
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