FSpeaking during the Conference “Financing Culture 2030”, which brought together representatives of 50 entities from the sector of the Nordic region, Antonio Cunha also emphasized the need to “refocus” culture, considering it a “distinctive pillar of the region”.
“In our North 2030 regional strategy, culture is among the basic commodities of public interest, along with education and health. This is new in our strategy,” he said.
The CCDRN leader admitted that, in recent societal work, culture was “virtually absent” and “always seen as dependent”, but was convinced by a paradigm shift.
He stressed that “culture for the north is a good in itself. Centralizing culture is crucial for the north and the country.”
Antonio also claimed it as a “fair” support for culture, but predicted that, whatever the budget, it would “always fall short of needs”, so he called for a “combination” of different sources of funding.
In addition, the official warned of the importance of autonomy to manage the resources that might be available.
“Despite the importance of financial resources, the autonomy we will have to manage,” he said, stressing the need for “convergence and flexible and flexible governance,” which pays attention to different regional realities.
At the conference, the participating working groups created a set of 50 strategic and operational recommendations for the upcoming societal framework, focused from the outset on competitions and specific resources for the cultural and creative sector, focused on and reflecting their needs. their peculiarities.
Establishing an observatory to create information and knowledge for the sector at the regional level is another proposal, along with training sector agents and supporting the recruitment of qualified professionals, including fund management entities.
Other proposals were also presented at the conference, such as dialogue and expression between the sector and the various sources of funding being prepared at the national level, creating complementarities and avoiding overlaps and empty spaces.
Another proposal concerns the valorization of heritage, through the creation of support lines of funds for its maintenance.
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