an blog | AJBlog Central | Contact me | Advertise | Follow me:

Italy arts receive 21 million Euro cut – but arts bosses will have their salaries boosted

Here is a summary of La Reppublica’s report, translated for Slipped Disc by Paolo Noseda:

ruins-of-greek-temple-selinunte-sicily-italy

This morning the Minister Lorenzo Ornaghi, Head of Cultural Heritage, submitted to Consulta (the Constitutional Court) the proposed allocation of the Fund for the Performing Arts, the funding that the state gives to the sector amounted to 389.8 million in 2013. In 2012 were 411, 414 in 2010, 527 in 2001 even. We were expecting some changes in negative (say 7 million) but nobody was prepared to a cut so large (20 million), which reduces to a real no-brainer investment in the state sector, thus confirming the worst forecasts.


The new cuts, explained by the ministry, are a consequence of the measures spending review and the recent Constitutional Court ruling that ordered the reinstatement of the cuts in the salaries of executives. On this small amount, the Consulta has always worked this morning the “unpacking” that is, the distribution of the amount in proportion to the various sectors.

There is so fixed that, as always, 47 percent goes to the Foundations Lyrical (but due to the cut will share € 10.1 million less). The film will see the 18.59% and theaters 16.4% with 3.4 million euro less. The music will be the 14.10% of the FUS.
- FOND. LYRICS 183.2 MILLION (MINUS 10.159 MILLION)
- ATT.MUSICALI 54.9 MLN (MINUS 3.047 MLN)
- DANCE 10.2 MILLION (PLUS 5.362 MILLION)
- THEATRE 62.5 MLN (MINUS 3.467 MLN)
- CIRCUS = 5.4 MILLION (MINUS 878,686)
- CINEMA = 72.4 MLN (MINUS 4.0 MILLION)
- OSS.SPETTACOLO 779,694 (MINUS 43,233)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Comments

  1. I had the pleasure of living in Italy for just over a year, and having the first recitals of my career in that country. I used to count on going there just about every year, but things of course have dried up there. It was a truly traumatic experience to live in Italy at the time when it was turning into what has practically become third-world in terms of opportunities in the arts for young people. Seeing what has further become of it is a painful experience.

an ArtsJournal blog