Dozens of cultural projects to be financed from state budget in 2017

Over 50 cultural projects undertaken by public associations will receive funding from the state budget in 2017, totaling of two million, according to Moldpres.

The projects were selected by a panel of experts following a competition organized by the Ministry of Culture.

The Deputy Culture Minister Gheorghe Postica said that the contest aims to support cultural projects of national interest, implemented by creative unions and other public organizations.

According to the official, 69 projects were presented at the contest, of which 52 have been accepted by experts. Thus, music related projects will receive funding amounting to 575,000 lei, and literature related projects of 380,000 lei. Theater projects will be funded with 320,000 lei, visual arts by 290,000 lei and cinema with 260,000 lei.

All selected projects will be financially supported by Ministry of Culture: International Festival of Theatre and Film Schools, Moldovan National Youth Orchestra concerts, Transilvania International Festival film, Animest Festival Chisinau, the International Festival "European Spring of Writers", the International BookFest etc.

The cultural projects undertaken by public associations are funded by the Ministry of Culture since 2009.
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