Art-дилеры urged US to help the artistic community
ARTinvestment.RU   24 марта 2020

This New Association art-дилеров (New Art Dealers Alliance, NADA) has posted a petition on Change.org

In the text of the petition addressed to the Senate of new-Йорка, mayor bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo and several representatives of the authorities, in particular, says that "without local and state financial support, enterprises [art galleries] would not be able to pay their employees, to support artists they represent to pay your bills, rent and mortgage for exhibition space".

Commercial galleries are not the only art institution in need of assistance. On 18 March, the coalition of Museum associations of the United States sent a letter to congressional leaders with a request to allocate $4 billion on economic assistance to non-profit museums. And last Friday, March 20, representatives of New York City Foundations announced the creation of a Fund in the amount of $75 million as a "direct response" to the difficulties facing urban social service and cultural organizations.

the Financial difficulties were experienced and the main museums in the United States. In the beginning of last week the Metropolitan-музей announced on the expected loss of $100 million if it will remain closed until July 2020. And although the annual budget of the Museum at $320 million and donations of $3.6 billion, it will not lead to fatal for the Museum consequences, such loss will cause significant damage to the various programs of its development.

According to the drafters of the petition, to support the art-бизнеса, the authorities of the new-Йорка need to take the following measures: to provide grants to small businesses, including art galleries; to provide grants to self-employed cultural workers and enterprises, which employ less than 100 people without the need to prove a decline of 25 %, and medical assistance to all workers of culture and art, to freeze the rent, mortgage payment, insurance payment and utility bills until until the end of the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19 and related economic depression.

currently, a petition signed by over 10 thousand people.

Recall that the attempt to move to for public funding of culture in the first and last times was made in 1936 (the so-called "Reform Speak"). Only one of the following 1937-quality art on the allowance of the state has fallen so that the government abandoned this idea. Since 1937 and until now almost all cultural institutions operate on the principle of self-sufficiency, which increases competition and makes a cultural product of higher quality. In 2019, the financing of culture in the United States amounted to only 0.01 % of GDP and was mainly related to non-commercial public projects.

Source: change.org, artsy.net



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