Noorderlicht is pleased to have received a letter from the Secretary of State for Culture, Zijlstra, this past week, in which he writes that he intends to grant €200,000 to Noorderlicht.
That means that for the coming four years Noorderlicht will remain in the basic infrastructure (BIS) budget of the national government, and is assured of a subsidy for that period. This avoids the threat of closure, but Noorderlicht is still faced with a budget gap of €300,000 per year. This will unavoidably have consequences for the programming and quality that Noorderlicht can offer. Nevertheless, we can now dare to be cautiously optimistic about the future of Noorderlicht.