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