Gelderland Culture Monitor
December 2022 saw the publication of the first edition of the Gelderland Culture Monitor. The monitor indicates the value of culture in Gelderland and shows both how the cultural sector in Gelderland is currently doing and changes over time. Furthermore, the monitor makes it possible to compare the figures of Gelderland with national figures and those of other provinces.
Among other things, the Culture Monitor shows that compared to the other provinces, there are relatively many museums in Gelderland, with relatively few temporary exhibitions. It also shows that since 2017, the national contribution to Gelderland from the BIS and the State Culture Funds has been increasing and that provincial and municipal spending by and in Gelderland on the cultural sector is on the rise.
"Province-wide, a picture emerges in which cultural life is highly valued. A strong emphasis on amateur art and great social involvement of those same amateur art (associations), a high willingness to pay on the part of the people of Gelderland and many visits by both young and old contribute to this. Young people therefore consider practicing culture an important part of their lives - older people, on the other hand, consider visiting culture more important."