France pumps 22 million into culture

The French culture minister Franck Riester has made 22 million Euros available in compensation to preserve cultural institutions from virus collapse.

Riester himself tested positive for CV and is in self-isolation.

The breakdown is 10 million for music, 5 million for performing arts, 5 million for books and 2 million for visual arts.

Riester said: ‘We must do everything to ensure their survival. It is the very future of our cultural model that is at stake’.

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