Isfahan adopting supportive approach towards artists

"Being the consequential player in cultural grounds, we have made an enormous effort to accelerate, support and facilitate cultural and artistic events," Mojtaba Shahmoradi, Deputy Mayor of Isfahan for cultural, social and sports affairs said.

Iran (IMNA) - Arts and culture have become broadly recognized as key economic drivers for communities. It is no wonder that this sector may receive an emergency support fund from local government.

"The motto of Isfahan's urban management board in current city administration period is "My Isfahan, the city of life". One of the indicators of "the city of life" is its livability concerning the cultural and artistic affairs; Isfahan Municipality's Department for cultural, social and sports affairs strives to make the city more livable for artists," Mojtaba Shahmoradi, Deputy Mayor of Isfahan for cultural, social and sports affairs said.

"The concept of livability for artists and cultural activists indicates that they have opportunities to present their artworks and receive supports as well; In fact, Isfahan should become a city that welcomes artistic programs and activities," he noted.

Isfahan adopting supportive approach towards artists

"Although the Municipality is not the sole institution as a custodian of cultural and artistic affairs, we have pulled out all the stops in this regard to hold various programs, especially in the field of contemporary art," Shahmoradi emphasized.

He went on to say that, "Over the recent years, the main strategy of Isfahan municipality's budget allocation for cultural affairs has been the supportive one as the administration has increased the amount of funds compared to the last year. I must also point out that the Municipality of Isfahan is the primary supporter of artists. Sometimes, responsible institutions in charge of cultural affairs refer artists to the Municipality to receive the required support. As you know, during the last decade, Isfahan has witnessed the migration of artists; however, taking the excellent measures into consideration, this trend has been reversed. "

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