The pandemic has not disappeared, the public has not returned

Open Letter on the 2022 Cultural Budget and Covid 19 Pandemic Support Funds

20 October 2021

Numerous interest groups from the field of art and culture, including the IGFM, have jointly written an open letter to the Austrian Federal Government and the State Secretariat for Art and Culture.

The letter makes it clear that an increase in the 2022 cultural budget cannot mean the phasing out of various Covid support funds.
Likewise, the budget increase of €10 million for the independent scene should not be used for Covid 19 support, but for improving the economic situation of artists.
A new package of measures is desired (among others, permanent retention of the 5% VAT, donation deductibility for all non-profit art and cultural associations).

Here is the original letter to read: