Frascati and PLAN Brabant to receive EUR 500,000 jointly for talent development

Last week the Minister Minister of Culture, Education and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, added EUR 500,000 to the annual cultural budget for the next four years. This budget is earmarked for the talent development programmes at Frascati and PLAN Brabant.

Together, Frascati and PLAN Brabant had asked for EUR 1,450,000. But the minister has indicated that EUR 500,000 is all she can find for the structural support of the two talent development programmes. The Minister had earlier announced her search for additional funds saying she would be ‘using a tiny cake-fork to search for crumbs in the budget’.

This week it also became known EUR 500,000 will be made available to the Omscholingsfonds Dansers Nederland, which specializes in retraining dancers who are ending their professional dancing careers. This fund normally runs on contributions from employers, but with the impact of COVID-19, these were lagging.