Culture should not be financed by the leftover principle, claims Volodymyr Groysman
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 07 November 2018 12:50

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman proposes to depart from  the outdated practice of financing  the cultural sector by the leftover principle and to actively support the development of creative industries that shape not only the image of the country, but also the part of GDP. The PM announced during the Government sitting.

"We strike a balance between financing the culture and other important needs of the state. And now we are going to finance a novel area - the creative industry. This is not just the cultural aspect  - it's a huge sector that forms a significant part of GDP in advanced countries. We have to develop theater, design, art.  In Ukraine, cinematography is on the upswing. Ukrainian films become popular not only in our country, but also in the world. The film industry employs tens of thousands of people. Therefore, we create opportunities for the development of Ukrainian cinema, and in recent years we allocate about UAH 1 billion for its development," Volodymyr Groysman stressed.

Apart from that, the Head of Government expressed support for the project “Small Towns – Great Impressions”. "Within the project, wonderful festivals are taking place  in small cities that gather tens of thousands of people. Such events are incredibly important for the development of communities and regional tourism", Volodymyr Groysman added.