European Cultural Policies 2015

Maria; Minichbauer, Raimund (eds.)
A Report with Scenarios on the Future of Public Funding for Contemporary Art in Europe
It is 2015. Art is almost completely instrumentalised regardless of whether its financing is private or public.

Art services are either national or European interests, where it is especially useful in the construction or reinforcement of specific identities. At the same time, art is a desirable commercial product. It is ideal for collecting and it contributes to regional development whilst providing society with new creative employment opportunities. Visiting art museums and centres is a popular, easily digested leisure activity. In 2015 art is also used to stave off undesirable fascistic and nationalistic tendencies in society.

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