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Monday debate day. Follow our famous pointing updates live! (not just via the birther network) #tkculture

We grew up with it: live tweets from the heart of our democracy. Now, of course, debates on culture in recent years have been a bit different from what we expect now. There is no longer a need to fight over the reputation of the arts, as there was during all debates until a year ago. What is it about now? Energy, we think. How theatres. museums and individual artists are going to be compensated for the ridiculously high price of energy. There have been announcements about that, but we want to know for sure if anything will come of it.

And of course we are curious to know which parties are participating, especially the newcomers can give you a good idea of how the wind will blow in the coming years, culturally.


We will leave everything up for discussion, but to save time, here is the contribution of Martin Bosma, not only assistant parliamentary chairman, but also Chief Black Pete of the PVV. As every year, he will fire off a furious story about what he sees as woke fascism and will surely link the sinking of St Nicholas' steamer with the war against Russia. So you will not read any of this tomorrow, because it has already been read a hundred times by Martin Bosma or one of his colleagues.

We are really curious to know what the coalition thinks about autonomous artists, and whether the VVD's path will be continued: not talking about art, but about creative industries and events, a move this website correctly predicted a couple of years ago.

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Wijbrand Schaap

Cultural journalist since 1996. Worked as theatre critic, columnist and reporter for Algemeen Dagblad, Utrechts Nieuwsblad, Rotterdams Dagblad, Parool and regional newspapers through Associated Press Services. Interviews for TheaterMaker, Theatererkrant Magazine, Ons Erfdeel, Boekman. Podcast maker, likes to experiment with new media. Culture Press is called the brainchild I gave birth to in 2009. Life partner of Suzanne Brink roommate of Edje, Fonzie and Rufus. Search and find me on Mastodon.View Author posts

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