[artinfo] Fwd: good bye new media
b2 at c3.hu
Thu Jun 16 12:14:57 CEST 2011
On 14.06.2011, at 20:15, Andreas Broeckmann wrote:
> Last Friday the new policy plans of the new Minister were announced
and published and they are very dramatic in general for the whole field
of art and culture in The Netherlands.
> New Media Art Organisations in Netherlands lose funding.
> The Dutch secretary of state for Culture in the Netherlands, Halbe
Zijlstra, has published his policy plan for coming years. In contrast to
the official recommendations given to him by the Culture Advisory Board,
the cutbacks will not be spread out over a number of years, but will
take immediate effect in 2013. The budget for visual art will shrink
from 53,3 to 31 million.
> Among the more damaging and destructive decisions is the complete
cutting of funding for the six leading New Media Art Organsiations that
produce, distribute and facilitate New Media Art;
> -STEIM: Independent Live electronic music centre that is exclusively
dedicated to the performing arts.
> -De WAAG: Organisation & Worklab for old and new media, developers of
open source tools, research & technology for the creative independant
industry & intermediate between art, science and media.
> -Worm: Rotterdam based laboratory, venue and studios for film, music
and internet featuring concerts, new media events, screenings,
production of film, music and software art.
> -Mediamatic: software art projects, lectures, workshops & screenings
aiming on the young generation of artists, designers & tinkerers.
> -V2: interdisciplinary centre for art and media technology in
Rotterdam, activities include organizing presentations, exhibitions and
workshops, research and development of artworks operating in an
> -NIMK: The Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk) promotes the wide
and unrestrained development, application and distribution of, and
reflection on, new technologies within the visual arts. Since the
Netherlands Media Art Institute came into being in 1978 an extensive
collection of video and media art has been assembled, to which new works
are constantly being added.
>In the document one can read that Architecture, Design and eCulture
are fusing together in a new fund called Creative Industry (something
non of these sectors wants). ALL organization in the 3 domains won't
receive any structural funding anymore in this plan BUT the new Fund,
that is now being structured, will likely offer the change to
organizations to get structural funding (2 to 4 years). But since this
fund is not there yet and since they are having strong debates about the
role and function, and program of this fund nothing is indicated about
this fund in the published document.
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