Germany will provide to help small business €50 billion the First in line — artists?
ARTinvestment.RU   27 марта 2020

The assistance will be allocated in the form of grants, which will self-employed artists and small businesses in the sphere of culture and art

the News about the granting of state aid package to maintain the cultural and creative industries of the country had after just a few days after he was it is known that the Senate of Berlin will provide financial assistance to artists.

financial aid of up to €50 billion will be available in the form of state grants and loans, designed to cover the running costs of small businesses of arts and culture, public organizations and mass media. Loans for these purposes can also use artists to cover the lease of premises and studios.

In addition to the monetary payments, the government is also ready to allocate up to €10 billion for social payments to freelancers (including unemployment benefits) for a period of six months. In the calculation of social payments will also take into account housing costs. In addition, tenants are protected from eviction if they cannot pay the rent due related to the coronavirus.

In case of impossibility of realization of the Museum project, museums will be exempt from liability. The government also said it will try to adapt existing Museum budget and funded program in accordance with the current needs of the institutions.

the Minister of culture of Germany Monica Gruetters, according to published artnet content, said that the Federal government "fully recognizes" the importance of art-индустрии, adding that "assistance will be provided as quickly and with as minimal amount of bureaucracy as possible!"

"Our democratic society needs its unique and diverse cultural and media landscape in this unimaginable until recently, a situation — said Gruetters. — courage Creative people in the arts can help to overcome the crisis. We must use every opportunity to create good things for the future. That's why we believe it especially correct the following idea: artists are not only indispensable but also vital, especially now."

For all the euphoria associated with the release of Germany's unprecedented means of support for the arts among the world countries, from the eyes of the majority of the media is hidden one important detail: to obtain grant funding artists will be required to obtain the status of the entrepreneur, i.e. become on the account in tax bodies of the country. If they will use this opportunity — know in the near future.


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