No more same-for-all?
Public cultural promotion institutions have, for several years already, been taking leave of the principle of spreading funds evenly to as large a number of recipients as possible. Politicians now also favour a more targeted approach. And private cultural promotion institution, too, are increasingly applying portfolio criteria when deciding whom to assign funds to.
Artists themselves, however, have repeatedly voiced reservations about this form of «curator-like» cultural promotion, fearing that such focalised programmes by the promoters of culture are ultimately guided by educational intentions. Cultural promotion institutions, on the other hand, emphasise that focal programmes are, as part of an overall promotion strategy, indispensible for generating new partnerships and exploring new areas for promotion.
This hot topic will be debated in the form of a panel discussion on Monday, 3 May 2010, 18:15, in Lucerne, with the following participants:
•Guy Krneta, writer
•Lynn Kost, Director of «Fumetto»
•Lukas Heuss, Co-Head of the Programmes department at Pro Helvetia
•Regula Koch, Director of Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr
The event will be moderated by Maya Brändli, from the social issues unit at Swiss Radio DRS2, with illustrations by Brecht Evens (BE) and Ben Jones (USA).
Venue: «Fumetto» Festival centre Kornschütte, near Rathausplatz, in Lucerne
The panel discussion was initiated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia in collaboration with Suisseculture and «Fumetto».