Schwerin (dpa/mv) - Culture requires state funding and culture mainly takes place in the larger cities. These are two results of the first culture monitoring for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which was commissioned by the state government and presented on Tuesday by Culture Minister Bettina Martin (SPD) in Schwerin.
Martin announced changes in cultural funding as a consequence of discussions with cultural workers and the available data. This reduces the bureaucracy for the recipients of the funds. In addition, the possible funding period should be extended to up to four years, thus creating more planning security. The introduction of minimum fees should contribute to fairer remuneration for artists.