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Fear and trembling in the cultural sector: the dark side of the 'trickle down'

Pure panic and existential angst: that is the picture you get when you approach creators in the arts personally about the effects of trickle down (the trickle down of coronas funding from the government to those creators). The Creative Coalition may be making a fist for them, talking about it with the minister, the institutes debating it, but the creators almost without exception remain silent because it could cost them their relationship with powerful patrons and make you look awkward in the 'circuit'...

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Ingrid van Frankenhuyzen

Ingrid van Frankenhuyzen worked as a journalist (until 2009) for NRC Handelsblad for 11 years. For years, she worked in radio (NCRV, KRO, NPS) for both arts and current affairs programmes on Radio 1 such as Hier en Nu Achtergronden, Het Geding, Formule 1 and Kunststof. She was an editor, presenter, reporter, writer and directed documentaries and radio plays (like the Odysseia with Ton Lutz). In Frankfurt, she was involved in many projects of the Hessischer Rundfunk. In 2000-2002, she was a committee member at the Council for Culture. In television (KRO, NCRV, IDTV), she made programmes and series on corporate social responsibility, politics, psychology, art and the environment. She also wrote a (legal) handbook: Divorce for Beginners; The Divorce Guide from A to Z. Ingrid is director of Communisenso. She taught many European and national politicians, aldermen and councillors, (government) managers and CEOs the tricks of the communication trade. She is a specialist in (online) crisis communication. Ingrid van Frankenhuyzen is also artistic director and director of Stichting Zeeproducties c.q. Oh Die Zee / Oh The Sea, which develops Oerol-like projects. See www.ohdiezee.nlView Author posts

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