District / Füssen - The district will in future subsidize the “Neuschwanstein” festival theater with 100,000 euros annually.
The district culture committee decided this unanimously on Friday morning.
"With the funding, we want to contribute to maintaining and continuing this high-quality and unique cultural offer for rural areas," said District Administrator Maria Rita Zinnecker (CSU), explaining the motivation behind the committee.
According to the district office, funding for the district is part of an overall package that the city of Füssen, the district and the district of Swabia are putting together with the Free State of Bavaria.
The aim is for the Free State to provide 600,000 euros, the district 150,000 euros, the district 100,000 euros and the city 50,000 euros annually.
The decisive principle of the Free State is the principle of subsidiarity. This means that funding from the Free State requires that there is also a contribution from the local authority - that is, the city, district and district also commit funds. "The doors in Munich for cultural funding for the Festspielhaus are open like never before, we just have to go through," said Zinnecker. Now she is hoping for a positive decision by the district assembly.
As part of the funding, the Festspielhaus must prove annually that all public funding is used exclusively for cultural purposes.
Funding for other losses is not eligible, as the public financial support does not constitute economic aid or subsidy, but rather cultural funding.
If profits are made in individual years, the funding would have to be repaid.
In addition to the support for the Festspielhaus, the committee has also decided on funding for the “MODfestivals” in Marktoberdorf as well as the “Orff Days” and the “Königswinkel Music Festival” in Füssen.