Culture launches an unemployment benefit to help the sector


The Minister of Culture and SportMichael icetahas announced that it will launch, “for the first time in the history” of Spain, a benefit for all those who are part of structural unemployment in the cultural sector. He hopes that his proposal “adapts to the intermittency” of the cultural sector, which has reached the 3.5% of employment whole in Spain. This was confirmed by the head of Culture this morning, although he has not spoken in detail about this new aid that is included within the “advanced” measures for the development of the Artist Statute, whose measures he stated during a meeting organized by Europa Press , expects them to enter into force “before the end of the year”.

“And I hope to comply”, he has qualified, because he has had the “immense luck” of having the government commitmenta support that the vice president and labor ministerYolanda Díaz, as well as the Minister of Social SecurityJosé Luis Escrivá and the Minister of universitiesJoan Subirats.

during the act iceta has also released the data published today by his ministry on the employment in the cultural sectorwhich has already reached 710,200 people, 3.5% of total employment in Spain. This data is exactly the same as that of 2019, which means that “we have fully recovered” the cultural employment we had prior to the pandemic, he pointed out. Iceta, who recalled that the Government will allocate 1,804 million euros to policies aimed at culture and sports, and has blurted out a “may God save the Minister of Finance” to thank the “commitment of the Government of Spain with culture, with sport, in all its spheres”.

The current panorama in Spanish museums

Regarding the climate activist attacks to Spanish museums, the minister reiterated that “0 risk” does not exist, and addressed the director of the Prado Museum, Miguel Falomir, when he said that in “the Meadow nothing has gone wrong”

He has also spoken about the personnel who work in the museums to which “for a few years, or due to political priority or economic necessity”, a 0 restocking fee policy. “Leaves or retirement were not covered and that weakened the number of people we have in public institutions. Next year 600 workers will be incorporated”. He has asked for respect in the face of “tensions” at a time of transition in museums where new staff have not yet arrived.

“Our museums are the pear”

But, he stressed, “our museums are the pear”: “We want more personal and we will have it, but surely the situation cannot be considered normalized until next year”. iceta has declared that although the “world is big”, The spanish culture “He wants to get everywhere.”


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