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.