Berlin spends nearly €1 billion on public arts & spaces for the city (twice as much as for all of England)

The Alternative UK – 25 July 2023

Here’s a fascinating, challenging story from Euronews:

In 2024, Berlin will increase its culture funding to €947 million, announced Joe Chialo, the State Minister for Culture and Social Cohesion. Chialo has promised to raise that figure to €1 billion for 2025. [That’s over double the arts budget for the whole of England – see below].

It’s an incredible amount of money for a state to fund the arts in just one city, up €13 million from this year’s budget. Projects that will benefit include the renovation of the Komische Oper, one of Berlin’s major opera companies, as well as funds for museums, exhibitions, memorial sites, drama schools and theatres…