Open call for discussion on Culture Ministry funding policies

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev issued a call on Wednesday for the public to air their views on new ministry policies.
Regev opened the issue of ministerial support for performing arts to the general public, asking them to help re-examine and formulate the ministry's funding policies. She included all forms of performing arts in the discussion, including theater, fringe, music, and dance.
In every one of those fields, a discussion will be held surrounding budget needs, conditions for receiving ministry support, the criteria for the distribution of funds between different institutions, and any other relevant issue.
"The diverse human fabric that makes up Israeli society has changed over the years, and we must take care to ensure that the budget allocation method adjusts itself for Israel of 2015," said Regev in her statement on Wednesday.
"The criteria for support that exist today, according to which money is divided to cultural institutions in the country, have accompanied the work for the office for many long years, and I find it necessary to open the discussion to the general public, to listen to the important insights that come from within, and to formulate new policies accordingly," she concluded.
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