Cultural Climate Barometer, 2017
What are the conditions for the vitality of cultural life? Which are the strengths and the weaknesses? What kind of cultural policy model prevails? The survey of the Budapest Observatory seeks answers to these questions. Please, join the quest and respond the questions:
1. What are the most problematic factors for culture in your country? MARK FIVE ONLY, please:
Diminishing resources for local (municipal) culture
Government budget reflects low priority for culture
Public's one sided preference for easy entertainment
Weak culture ministry
Deteriorating financial position of the public
Indifference of the political and economic elite
Financing mainstream institutions dominates government budgets
Favouritism and biases in the distribution of public grants
Low professional level of cultural managers
Unequal access to culture across the country
Hegemonic influence of commercialism
Exodus of cultural talent from the country
Too little promotion of culture in the media
Ineffective incentives for private sponsorship and philanthropy
Education does not prepare for contemporary culture
Excessive political influence in cultural matters
Failures in engaging excluded social groups to culture
Marginal place of the arts in school curricula
Declining private contributions (sponsorship, philanthropy)
Contemporary creation gets too little priority
Inefficient coordination with other sectors
Too much emphasis on culture’s impact on the economy
Cultural policies lack relevance to fundamental issues of society
Vanity projects absorb too much money
Outmoded structure of cultural institutions
Absence of clear goals and transparent planning
Lack of visionary leadership
Could you name further problematic factors?
Your answer
2. The country that your answers refer to: *
Your answer
3. Your primary background: *
4. What are the most positive factors that affect culture in your country? MARK FIVE ONLY, please:
Efficient coordination mechanisms exist between culture and other policy fields
Level of private contribution (sponsorship, philanthropy) is stable and important
Education prepares successfully for contemporary culture
Proper attention is given to culture's impact on the economy
Cultural policies respond to fundamental issues of society
Fair procedures in the distribution of public grants
Political and economic elite demonstrates appreciation for culture
Public's attention is balanced between entertainment and deeper cultural challenges
The country attracts cultural talent from abroad
Contemporary creation is in focus
Limited direct political influence into cultural matters
Limited instances of vanity projects that absorb huge sums of money
Cultural life is not overwhelmed by commercial forces
Structure of cultural institutions has been adapted to today's needs
Strong and influential culture ministry
Culture is amply promoted in the media
Policies reflect visionary leadership
Stable financial situation of the public
Balanced subsidies between mainstream institutions and new or small-scale initiatives
Successes in the inclusion of disadvantaged social groups into culture
In school curricula the arts are given an important place
Transparent procedures in policy decisions and planning
Local (municipal) culture receives necessary resources
Effective incentives generate private contributions (sponsorship, philanthropy)
Conscious efforts at equalising access to culture across the country
Impressive professional level of cultural managers
Government budget reflects priority for culture
Could you name further positive factors?
Your answer
5. Any other general comment:
Your answer
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