Public funding for the arts
All over Europe cultural budgets are under pressure. We'll have to make a stronger case for public funding of the arts. During this meeting in Paris, IETM hopes to foster a fruitful dialogue between representatives of the (public) administration, arts councils and national funds and representatives of the arts field. We suppose that if we better understand each others needs, we may unite forces and create common ground in the defense of public budgets for the arts.
Do you agree that departments for culture, both on national, regional and local level ,are in many countries struggling to defend budgets as much as we, their (potential) grantees are? Would you poke them to participate?