Forget Covid. Germany is boosting arts spending by 6.6 percentmain
Culture Minister Monika Grütters has won a budget of 1.94 billion euros for the coming year. That is a 6.6% increase year on year.
And not a peep of opposition. Grütters has won the argument that culture in Germany is vital for social cohesion.
Since she became Minister of State for Culture in 2013, federal spending on culture has increased by 60%.