The Culture Programme is the only instrument of the European Union exclusively dedicated to support arts and culture. Today, the 15th of December 2010, is the deadline of the European Commission’s public consultation on the next Culture Programme. The Commission will use the input from the consultation to design the next generation of the Culture Programme after 2013.
The we are more campaign has now submitted its contribution that has been prepared by Culture Action Europe following extensive discussions and consultations with its members and partners.
In its contribution, the we are more campaign asks for a bold and daring Culture Programme that will support innovative cultural co-operations, and experiment with new artistic, intercultural, social and economic models. The objectives of the new Culture Programme will have to be refocused, its design and management improved, and its budget increased.
Both individuals and organisations can submit contributions to the European Commission’s consultation and the more individuals and organisations that do so (even if this means that 1000 individuals and organisations submit the exact same contribution), the more likely it is that the contribution will be taken into account.
Act for culture in Europe and support the we are more campaign’s contribution by taking ten minutes to:
1. Read and download our contribution here.
2. Go here to submit the contribution in your name/the name of your organisation.
3. Let us know that you have submitted your contribution by sending us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by commenting on this blog post.
Thank you very much for helping to multiply the we are more message and support our demands for a bold and daring new Culture Programme!