In an opinion article in Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, Michiel van Iersel responds to recent articles by Melle Daamen, the director of the Stadsschouwburg theatre in Amsterdam and member of the Council for Culture. Daamen criticises the cultural sector in the Netherlands for its inability to adapt to changes in society and to the funding cuts. In his reaction, Michiel argues that Daamen is overlooking and even excluding a new generation of artists and cultural producer who are constantly re-inventing the arts. Instead he should try to understand their motivations and actions.
The image below shows the original article (in Dutch). Screenshot via Blende.