15 April 2020 – Increased funding for the cultural sector

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Type of Intervention: Industry interventions
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Overview: The Dutch Goverment has provided an additional €300 million towards the country’s cultural sector. The support is aimed at helping cultural institutions maintain employment and overcome financial difficulties due to COVID-19, as well as enable their investment in the coming cultural season.

The money will go towards increasing subsidies to maintain cultural infrastructure and festivals, as well as increasing the National Restoration Fund for national monuments. It will also extend national funds to support cultural infrastructure in regions and cities, such as important municipal and provincial museums, stages and film theaters, as well as free theater producers, commercial festivals and art galleries.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/04/15/aanvullende-ondersteuning-voor-culturele-sector