Germany throws another billion euros at the arts

Germany throws another billion euros at the arts


norman lebrecht

February 04, 2021

The federal culture minister Monika Grütters today secured an extra billion Euros in arts relief to cover the second Covid lockdown.

She calls it ‘an important sign’- but it is less than the 1.5 billion she saked for.



  • RW2013 says:

    Speaking on behalf of many who still haven’t received their November support, I wish she wouldn’t make these ‘important signs’ before having come through on her last offer.

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    Throwing (taxpayer’s) money solves all problems.

    • Hayne says:

      But it buys votes…er, helps the arts.

    • Christopher Clift says:

      It may NOT solve all the problems but at least it’s a gesture in the right direction.

      • Hayne says:

        You’re ignoring his point of stealing from some to give to another. Such a nice “gesture.”

        • Tamino says:

          Oh you brainwashed people… The stealing happens earlier, when some fat cats keep all the profits of a mutual production for themselves. It‘s the systemic error in capitalism. Not that communism is any better, just reversing the error. But our democracies currently are in grave danger, because the disparity between rich and poor, with the middle class inbetween shrinking, is getting bigger, destabilizing and radicalizing our societies.

  • Gustavo says:

    Suggest we all tune into Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder – live tomorrow evening from Munich – to lighten the mood.

    Some musicians seem to have received Februarhilfe.

  • JussiB says:

    President Biden please make arts in America great again.

  • But more than our government has done.