Infographics: Are the budget cuts necessary or just plain stupid?

The Dutch budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. The above average cuts will produce below average results.

In 2011 the budget is € 490 million to support the cultural infrastructure. That sounds like a lot, but it is only a third of what we spend on holidays. It's 1,5% of the annual costs of the State Pension, and only 0,2% of the country's total Budget.

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Relatively modest - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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Homeowner tax benefits: 11 billion annually. - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Find the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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Joint Strike Fighter: 7,6 billion. - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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Christmas, Sinterklaas, Easter: 1,5 billion. - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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European Union: 6,2 billion per year - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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The Budget 235 billion. - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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AOW 30 billion - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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Vakantie: 12,3 miljard. - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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North/South Line: 3,1 billion. - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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HSL: 7 billion - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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Gorging, boozing & smoking: 45,6 billion. - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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Savings Dutch citizens: 300 billion. - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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War: 8,5 billion. - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven

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NH-90 Helicopters bought by accident: 1 billion. - Art 0,49 billion. The budget for arts & culture institutions is relatively small. Profits from the cuts will be very limited, the damages will be tremendous. Download the PDF here. Abel, Niels Bouwman, Willem Velthoven