The Dutch Secretary of state for culture, Halbe Zijlstra, has published his policy plan for the coming years on June 10th. In contrast to the official recommendations given to him by his advisory board, the Raad voor Cultuur, these historic cutbacks will not be spread out over a number of years but will take immediate effect as of January, 2013. Next to the devastating effect for the whole field of emerging arts and innovation, this means that the Netherlands Media Art Institute is facing a 100% cut in its structural governmental funding.



Contrary to all recommendations and expectations we are now facing major challenges in keeping the Institute alive in order to remain an active leading player in the field of art, technology and innovation. We are very much aware that the days of individualism are history. Alliances within and beyond the arts, partnerships and shared leadership will be key to help us through these unstable economic, political and social times. The Netherlands Media Art Institute, being a valuable node in an international network, believes in the strength of this Institute, the sector and the potential of the artists and our partners. We are dedicated to invest all of our energy and efforts to keep media art vibrant and alive.

Netherlands Media Art Institute

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