The Ministry of culture and COVID
ARTinvestment.RU   09 апреля 2020

The Minister of culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova shared plans of state support for the arts

Since the announcement of the pandemic and the beginning of the quarantine restrictions in countries around the world every day brings us more news about the measures of state support of art-бизнеса and cultural sector in different countries on different continents. Despite the fact that the most publicized measures Europe and America, countries Middle East and Asia-Тихоокеанского in the region also do not stand aside and actively participate in helping the cultural institutions of their countries.

a Few days ago about how the government plans to help domestic culture, suffering in conditions of quarantine restrictions, said in an interview, published on the website of the Ministry, and the Minister of culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova.

According to her, the main task of the Ministry now is to help the state cultural institutions in the coverage of mandatory costs — wages, utility payments, security and taxes. In addition, the Ministry of culture has developed a mechanism that allows not to reduce funding institutions in the reduction of indicators of the given assignment (these assignments applies a certain level of attendance, the number of implemented projects, etc.). A separate item of support will be targeted state support of cultural institutions — electronic standard for the submission of applications for obtaining state support is now under development.

On the measures to support the art-рынка and non-government arts organizations, in an interview said no, but we know that the state can use and some private companies working in the field of culture and art.

this has not happened Yet, support to the private art-сектору, including galleries and private museums, has a business. For example, some galleries space "Winery" was able to get a discount on rent from the owner of the premises.

Representatives of the art-рынка, however, believe that the state should strengthen measures of support. The members of art-сообщества in the name of the Prime Minister-министра Michael mishustina, the details of which today published on the pages of the newspaper "Kommersant", the gallery owners urge the state not only to reduce the rent, but also to cancel the sales tax and to provide the art-бизнесу tax holidays. In addition, to support authors and exhibition venues, galleries, suggested that the government buy their works by contemporary artists for public funds.

the Response to the appeal of art-сообщества from the government of the Russian Federation did not arrive yet, however it is known that a copy of said letter is received and Olga Lyubimova.


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