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Re: <nettime> Arts Cut Down
allaninfo on Sat, 25 Jun 2011 10:28:33 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Arts Cut Down

Dear ALL,

in agreement with Veronika's post:

"Vicente, there are several organisations around whose purpose is to
lobby for culture in the EU; most importantly for the independent
/ alternative / non-commercial sector Culture Action Europe
(http://www.cultureactioneurope.org/ )"

Loss of cultural funding is blowback from years of plenty in which
'cultural funding' was one element in the neoliberal economic
constellation and a minor (based on actual monies spent/allocated)
cog in the paradigm of transnational urban development; it should
be no surprise to anyone that the first and second elements to
be eviscerated in the stampede to save the banks and the various
scenarios of financial collapse are Culture and Education; while
local initiatives certainly have importance and are necessary it is
essential to support and strengthen existing existing institutions
such as Culture Action Europe.


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