France to increase arts subsidy by 7%

France to increase arts subsidy by 7%


norman lebrecht

October 04, 2022

While England expects deep cuts in the coming Arts Council round, the French government is going for growth with 7 percent increase in the culture budget to 4.2 billion euros. That’s an extra 271 million euros next year.

Most of it will go to financing cinema and audiovisual productions, says the French Ministry of Culture.


  • lamed says:

    Given inflation is 5.8%, it’s really an increase of 1.2%.

    French cinema (which necessarily includes streaming series in the 21st century) is far from the golden age of French cinema, while other countries are making leaps and bounds ahead.

  • Concertgebouw79 says:

    It’s very easy to conplain and to be ironic about the French strategy concerning art subsidy but it’s a fact that Paris managed well the last years with the new Philarmonie and the comings in town of Mäkelä and Dudamel who are success. In London there’s always the ugly Barbican, Rattle left and the LSO still don’t have this great concert hall the orchestra deserves.

  • Ya what says:

    England is probably the worst place in Western Europe at the moment.

  • 18mebrumaire says:

    Well, to be fair they’ve got their wretched “sov’rinty” but sadly still no fish!

  • David says:

    Waiting to see how the usual French bashers try to spin this in a negative light!