Budgets 2022: Culture prioritizes cinemas and museums in accounts with 40% more income

If last year the Ministry of Culture and Sport has already counted its largest economic contingent in a decade, Miquel Iceta will have even 38.4% more than its

Budgets 2022: Culture prioritizes cinemas and museums in accounts with 40% more income

If last year the Ministry of Culture and Sport has already counted its largest economic contingent in a decade, Miquel Iceta will have even 38.4% more than its predecessor José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes. The budget of the Department of Him will go by 2022 of 1,148 million euros to 1,589. Of these, 356 come from European recovery funds.

A budget rate that culture has focused especially on the cinema sector, which expands its items up to 97 million, 10% more than in 2021; In plastic arts and museums, the great beneficiaries of the accounts with a game that rises 20% up to 197 million, and the young cultural bonus, announced last week by Pedro Sánchez, and that, according to the Government's forecasts, with its 210 million will reach half a million Spaniards who turn 18 EN 2022.

However, growth in budget items, although in lower fees, is general in all items of the General Budget of the State of 2022 for culture. In this way, music and dance programs range from 108 to 113 million (+ 4.6%) and the theater from 52 to 56 million (+ 7.7%), both managed by the National Institute of Performing Arts and The music (INAEM). Within the epigraph of the Performing Arts, whose total amounts to 266 million, also appears the section of the cinema with 97 million. Of these, 70 will go to the Fund of Cinematography Protection and 10 will be for aid to the exhibition halls.

In the case of museums, the great beneficiary is the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection Foundation, which increases its budget by 11 million euros while the Prado Museum and Queen Sofia increase in seven and four respectively. This increase in the items, as detailed hacienda in the Yellow Book, is executed for "Building Rehabilitation Interventions", "expansion and construction of new venues" and "the renewal of permanent exhibitions".

The area of archeology and historical heritage, on the other hand, grows 2.6% up to 158 million with the Board of Directors of the National Heritage as the main beneficiary with 118. Rise somewhat lower than that experience the library and archives heading, of 78 to 84 million (+ 7.7%), and cultural promotion, from 56 to 58 (3.57%).

During his speech in the Congress of Deputies to present the accounts, the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, has highlighted the cultural sector as "one of the one he has suffered during the pandemic" and has influenced "the importance" of the Young cultural bonus for those who turn 18 at 2022. A measure that the Government has presented in recent days as one of its stars measures and that will consist of 400 euro aid for the acquisition of cultural products of literature, cinema or theater and That are left the bulls.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 03:46

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