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.
Artists have published a petition against the destruction of Hungarian cultural life: Dear Members of Parliament! The government is about to systematically destroy cultural life in our country! According to a new bill they plan: – to bulldoze the National Cultural Fund – to give the minister of human resources the right to appoint directors […]
The Chair Election of OISTAT Costume Design sub-commission will be held at Costume Design sub-commission meeting in 2019 during Prague Quadrennial in Prague, Czech Republic. The Costume Design sub-commission is the sub-commission of OISTAT Performance Design which promotes the field of costume and disseminates information about the art and practice of costume design. The sub-commission […]
Angela Merkel: has recently made a very meaningful statement on the situation: „It’s not that it doesn’t matter what we do. It is not in vain. It is not in vain“. It is about protecting the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions where infections can have a more serious course. She asked the citizens for […]