Published: December 13 2023
Budapest will be hosting 141 cultural festivals next year, thanks to funding provided by the Hungarian government through the National Cultural Fund of Hungary's call for proposals. The Ministry of Culture and Innovation announced the increase in funding for the College for Cultural Festivals tender to HUF 800 million (EUR 2 million) to support these festivals.
Increased Funding for Cultural Festivals
The Ministry of Culture and Innovation has increased the funding for the National Cultural Fund's College for Cultural Festivals tender to HUF 800 million (EUR 2 million). This funding will be used to support 141 cultural festivals in Budapest next year. The College for Cultural Festivals evaluated the applications and paid special attention to new and innovative initiatives, as well as the efforts of applicants with high-quality programs.
Criteria for Festival Selection
In evaluating the festival applications, the College for Cultural Festivals focused on preserving national traditions while also supporting new and innovative cultural initiatives. The selection process also aimed to maintain proportional national coverage and to support valuable Hungarian festivals in the Carpathian Basin.
The grants for the cultural festivals were awarded by the Minister of Culture and Innovation, János Csák, based on a proposal for a decision submitted by the College for Cultural Festivals. The list of supported festivals is available for reference.
Budapest's cultural scene will be vibrant next year with the hosting of 141 exciting cultural festivals. The government's funding through the National Cultural Fund of Hungary will ensure these festivals can showcase both traditional and innovative aspects of Hungarian culture.
Questions & Answers
How many cultural festivals will be organized in Hungary next year? A total of 141 cultural festivals will be organized in Hungary next year, funded by the National Cultural Fund of Hungary.
What is the purpose of organizing these cultural festivals in Hungary? The government aims to preserve and strengthen the position, prestige, and quality of Hungarian culture by supporting these cultural festivals.
How much funding has been allocated to support these cultural festivals? The National Cultural Fund's College for Cultural Festivals tender has been increased to HUF 800 million (EUR 2 million) to support the 141 festivals.
What criteria were considered in evaluating the festival applications? The College for Cultural Festivals considered preserving national traditions, as well as new, innovative initiatives. High-quality programs and efforts by the applicants were assessed.
Will the supported festivals be spread across Hungary? Yes, the judging process aimed to maintain the most proportional national coverage possible. This means that the festivals will be supported in different locations across Hungary.
Will the supported festivals only be in Hungary or also in other regions? The College for Cultural Festivals also aims to support Hungarian festivals of value in the Carpathian Basin, which includes regions beyond Hungary's borders.
Who decided to award the grants for the festivals? The Minister of Culture and Innovation, János Csák, decided to award the grants based on a proposal submitted by the College for Cultural Festivals.
Where can I find the list of supported festivals? The list of supported festivals can be found on the website provided by the Ministry of Culture and Innovation.