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Relevance, utility and use of (quasi-)arm's length financing mechanisms for culture in SEE
In the past 15 year, many attempts have been made in order to reform the centralised financing mechanisms inherited from the past. Also, there was a pressing need to identify new financial resources which would supplement the limited budgetary appropriations for the culture sector. In this context, very diverse models of so-called "arm's length financing mechanisms" came into being in Eastern Europe, some in the early '90s, some later on, while in some countries they are still on the drawing board. The forum therefore aims to share information and experiences on the functioning of such arm's length financing mechanisms in our countries and to find and share possible ways of improving their operations and their impact on the cultural life.
Background paper (08.02.2004):
Relevance, utility and use of (quasi-)arm's length financing mechanisms for culture in SEE (PDF file, 169 KB) by Delia Mucica
Final report (00.00.0000):
(DMINISTRATION/UPLOAD/TF/20/ file, 4 KB) by
CONTRIBUTIONS
The background paper is also available in html format HERE.
Contribution by:
Oana Radu
08.02.2005
The question that a visible minority's experience in the midst of a White controlled society poses is "who cares?" If we assume that the population is racially and culturally homogeneous, the questions you pose can almost be answered by mathematical modelling. The central question becomes allocation of "funds" between diverse forms of art expression. Re-introduce equity and distributive justice and the questions you pose will lack the relevant context to make them interesting in a multi-racial, multicultural context. Even if you have a homogeneous population in all respects(clones) we are confounded by the situation when we are in the mode of art as some sort of deliverable/outcome in time and space or time-space compared with the situation where art is the process of the evolving and self-discovery of man-woman in time-space, the intense all-consuming struggle to understand/know the why and what of spontaneous eruptions of the "soul" on our consciousness. The issue is not simply how certain distributive mechanisms configure or reconfigure the contours of manifest dreamscapes and shuffle the proprietors, but rather whether there would be art without funding.
Contribution by:
Clarence Bayne
11.02.2005
 
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