Europe's culture & creative sectors call for boost in EU budget for culture
Over 60 Organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors an open letter to the EU institutions urging them to give a significant boost to the EU budget dedicated to culture.
As the European Commission prepares to unveil its proposal for the next long-term EU budget at the beginning of May, cultural and creative sectors are joining forces to amplify their call for an increased EU culture budget.
Highlighting the contribution of culture to the social, economic and artistic development of Europe, the open letter contrasts this with the small amount of EU money currently dedicated to culture (0,15% of the overall EU budget).
The signatories stress that despite being among the EU’s main assets, the cultural and creative sectors are notoriously under-financed, and their huge potential remains largely untapped and call on the EU to double the budget allocated to culture, and to ensure that cultural and creative sectors also have access to other sources of EU funding.
Download the open letter here: