A call to invest in all creative futures

Ahead of the next European Council meeting (17-18 July), 45 leading European cultural figures issued a call for the EU to "be bold and to invest in culture and the arts, to invest in all our creative futures."

A direct response to the European Commission’s latest proposal to reduce the Creative Europe programme’s budget to €1.5 billion, in comparison to the €1.8 billion they had initially proposed in May 2018.

Performance artist Marina Abramović, singer-songwriters Björk and MØ, dance choreographer Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker, film directors Agnieszka Holland, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre, theatre director Ivo Van Hove, conceptual visual artist Daniel Buren, film music composer Alberto Iglesias and writer Nina George are among the many acclaimed names behind the call. 

Read the letter here.


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