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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