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Culture Ministry to allocate more funds to support culture amidst pandemic

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We will allocate another 2.5 million euros for culture and we will invest them immediately, Bulgaria's Minister of Culture Boil Banov stated. 10% of the money is targeted at theater productions, musical performances, dance shows and visual arts. 400,000 euros are earmarked for the distribution of the works. 750,000 euros go to the cinema and circus arts. 350,000 euros are grants for free solo artists. The goal is to support the creation of products that can be presented over the Internet. 

Separately, more than 3.5 m euros have been allocated under a Norwegian program for freelance artists, the minister said. 
There is no reduction in budgets for people in art, culture and archaeology. For salaries and insurances alone for the three months during the crisis, the state has allocated 1.25 million euros, Banov stressed.

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