4.2.1 Conceptual issues of policies for the arts
Due to the financial crisis and limited funds, the Ministry of Culture decided that the cultural policy focus should be on excellence and quality, but also that a new synergetic way of policy-making is needed. They tried to implement a new policy of "responsibility transfer" towards cities and municipalities, stimulating them to promote local artists and local artistic production. In this sense they stipulated co-productions for different cities.
Also, the Ministry decided to stimulate a positive social atmosphere for the development of arts and culture, by creating platforms, or conditions for production, and not direct subsidies. In this respect, a new reform of the internal structure of the Ministry of Culture produced a new position of officer for the creative industries.