Will the world of culture open next month? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Meets today (Thursday) with representatives of the world of events to discuss the outline of the opening to the world of culture, which is expected to return to life as soon as possible with the start of the use of the green passport: according to a report in Walla News, Netanyahu agreed to open up the world of culture as early as February. This coming Sunday, the transport team for the round tables will meet with the professional team in order to promote precise processes for the outlines discussed at the meeting.
The meeting was led by producer Eliran Bardugo, one of the leaders of the struggle of the cultural world. Other participants: Guy Besser from the Blue Stone Group, Yossi Schwartz from the BS Group Forum, Linda Avitan from the Lighting and Amplification Company, Ariel Reidman from the Catering Company and Yorav Harel from the NMC Group.
“We thank Prime Minister Netanyahu for receiving a sympathetic and loving listening ear, Finance Minister Israel Katz and Professor Nachman Ash,” Bardugo said at the end of the meeting. “For almost a year now, the world of events has been standing still and waiting for salvation. Today at the meeting we talked about 200,000 people without a livelihood who are begging to return to work and make a living.”
“The Prime Minister has given his word to do everything in his power to promote the opening outline while maintaining the safety and health of all participants. This is a critical moment for the world of events and culture and we will continue to promote a quick and effective outline that benefits hundreds of thousands of industry workers and the general public.”
A week ago, a meeting was held with the participation of the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Israel Katz, Minister of Culture Hili Trooper and singer Aviv Geffen as the artists’ representative, in which an outline of assistance to the field of culture was agreed in the amount of NIS 70 million. A few days ago spring came to me, I wanted to hear about the art world. “We went out, sat outside, and he said to me, ‘Listen, we must help bring the world of culture back to life,'” Netanyahu said. “Veteran artists suffer and artists in general, it is difficult for them to perform.”
He added: “With the help of the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Culture, we have found a solution, and the solution we are bringing today is NIS 70 million for performances that will be delivered through the authorities who will be obliged to give it to performances. It is subsidized. It will fill the halls.” Netanyahu stressed that “six million shekels for the veteran artists, really, some of them are suffering very much. It breathes life, and it will be in a few weeks. The cultural world that is one of the closed worlds will be the first to benefit from the green passport program. “.
Geffen said at the end of the meeting: “Thank you very much, Mr. Prime Minister, thank you to the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Culture. Indeed, I was invited a few days ago to discuss all the problems of the world of culture. He added that “I found very attentive ears here and a very immediate solution made within a few days, after we sat here for hours on end. It was agreed to transfer to the authorities NIS 70 million for performances that will have to be realized, this is money that will require reporting. So all the teams and artists will perform and it will help. Of course, another six million NIS for distressed artists, adult artists. “
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