I Beg to Differ is back, with a new debate programme on every third Tuesday of the month. The new season starts on 21 September with the most famous third Tuesday of the year: Prinsjesdag. On this day, the plans of the Upper and Lower Houses are pronounced during the “troonrede”(king’s speech). This evening, we will focus on the state of the art sector and upcoming culture plans and budgets, zooming in on The Hague.
In The Hague, per capita spending on art and culture is below the national average. On 24 June 2021, an article appeared in Den Haag Centraal, ‘Haagse cultuur in geldnood‘, in which a request is made to spend 18.8 million euros more on culture each year. The article also pointed out the weak middle management: starting artists and smaller art institutions are the victims of the shortages and also have to comply with the Fair Practice code.
What plans do various parties have for the arts and culture sector and how does the so-called ‘weak middle management’ view these plans? How do we define “middle management” in the arts and what is the need for it? Who is asked for advice? And what are the consequences of the shortages, will there be more cooperation or competition?
The panel will consist of o.a.:
Robert van Asten (Wethouder Mobiliteit, Cultuur & Strategie in Den Haag)
Alexandra Landré (artistiek directeur Stoom).
Date: Tuesday, 21 September
Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Location: Zaal 3
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