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Here, There: In the Netherlands, artistic community reeling from funding cuts

Today, we return to our occasional Here, There series with a look at arts funding around the world.

In the Netherlands, the government recently slashed 200 million Euros in arts funding. The cuts were met with a storm of protest.

Many of the Dutch insist that funding for the arts is a right, not a privilege, and that it's the government's job to support experimental art. We speak to Michel van der Aa, a house composer for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, about what the cuts mean.


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