From 1.1. 2020, the Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon, member of the right-wing nationalist party Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA), will decrease the cultural budget of Flanders by a total of 22 million Euros. Subsidies for large institutions will be cut by either 3 % or 6 %. Funding for independent projects, amateur arts and socio-cultural organisations will decrease by as much as 60 %. These adjustments come in addition to the cuts that occurred over the past years. In 2018, the total budget for independent projects was 12,145,000 Euros; from 2020, it will only be 3,392,000. Instead, the Flemish government intends to invest in cultural heritage and a new museum for Flemish history and culture.
Mahmut Canbay, director of a Hamburg Mut Theatre, has been arrested on his arrival in Turkey. Canbay told the German Press Agency on Friday that he had been interrogated for eight hours. He was banned from entering the country on Thursday evening. According to Hamburger Abendblatt, Canbay is a German Turk of Kurdish descent and […]
„Long live the theatre!“, „Down with the dictatorship!“. In Albania’s capital Tirana, artists and citizens occupy the National Theatre in order to save it from demolition. by Lindita Komani in taz from 30.07.2019, see also here: https://blog.dthg.de/albania-will-the-national-theatre-be-demolished The National Theatre of Albania has been the scene of protests for a year and a half, first […]
2018 marks 200th foundation anniversary of the Gonzaga Theatre in Arkhangelskoye in Krasnogorsky District of Moscow region of Russia. Pietro Gonzaga (1751-1831) was an Italian theatre set designer who established scenic design into an art “in its own right”. He worked as a stage designer in La Scale and other theatres in Milan, Genoa, Rome […]