[spectre] (fwd) June 23: Come Together - Meeting about the NL budget cuts in the arts

Andreas Broeckmann ab at dortmunder-u.de
Tue Jun 21 15:33:31 CEST 2011

Stedelijk Museum

Announcement Thursday, June 23, 2011, 7:00 - 10:00 pm

Come Together -
A 'town hall' meeting about the budget cuts in the arts!

Following the announcement of the catastrophic 
budget cuts in the arts in Halbe Zijlstra's 
letter published on Friday June 10, there have 
been many initiatives to support those 
institutions and (funding) structures that will 
be abolished in the new Cultural Policy plan. In 
the build-up to the debate in the Tweede Kamer 
about the proposed budget cuts on June 27, there 
is a need to unify these individual pleas and 
come together to discuss different strategies and 
actions of protest.

On Thursday, June 23rd from 7 p.m. til 10 p.m. 
several speakers will talk at a 'town hall 
meeting' at the Stedelijk Museum. They will 
discuss about how they are affected by the budget 
cuts and if these cuts are executed, the 
consequences upon the preservation and 
presentation of the visual arts in the 
Netherlands. In addition to that, there will be 
opportunity to discuss which steps the visual 
arts sector should take in the coming months.

With: Ellen de Bruijne (gallery Ellen de Bruijne 
Projects, Amsterdam), Jeremiah Day (artist, 
Amsterdam), Ann Demeester (director de Appel arts 
centre, Amsterdam), Eric Jan van de Geer (artist, 
spokesman Schuilen in het Rijks), Melvin Moti 
(artist and tutor at De Ateliers, Amsterdam), 
Monika Szewczyk (Head of Publications, Witte de 
With) and Marianne Versteegh (general secretary 
Kunsten '92), among others.


For an overview of all protest actions, go to http://www.schadekaart.nl

Location: Café Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Language: Dutch and English

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