Geroulanos: 'funding of the arts should continue by OPAP after privatization'

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos on Thursday stressed that even in the case of complete privatization OPAP S.A., the state-run betting and lottery pools agency, should continue to reserve part of its turnover to fund the arts for a period of no less than a decade.
Geroulanos made the comment while briefing the parliamentary Standing Committee on Cultural and Educational Affairs on the goals and priorities set as regards the theatre and the arts.

Referring to the issue of subsidies in support of the arts, Geroulanos said that they will continue in absolute transparency, clarifying eligibility for grants will be reserved for cultural organizations that produce notable work or are under culture ministry supervision. 

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