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The cultural sector continues to insist on more prospects at the cabinet

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The cultural and creative sector taskforce, a collaboration of more than a hundred industry, professional and interest organisations, repeats its appeal to the cabinet for more prospects. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Ernst Kuipers (Public Health) announced during a press conference on Friday evening that theaters, cinemas, museums and pop halls will remain closed.

“This is of course very disappointing,” says Jeroen Bartelse on behalf of the task force. “Of course it should not become a competition between sectors and it is nice that the kids can go back to school and that the shops are open, but we are also longing to be able to open again. We had hope for the museums when we heard that shops were allowed to open, but unfortunately.”

Bartelse understands that “health comes first”, but believes that after two years a plan should be drawn up for the longer term. “A marching route of which risk level corresponds to which measures. We have gained so much experience with, among other things, the Field Labs and corona test evidence.”

The Association of Theater and Concertgebouw Directors (VSCD) also wants “a long-term strategy” from the cabinet, a spokesperson said on Thursday after it had already been leaked that there will be no relaxation within the cultural sector.



The cultural sector continues to insist on more prospects at the cabinet
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