On September 5 in the Official Gazette published the beneficiaries of a grant from the Ministry of Culture to "increase the legal supply of cultural content on the Internet and to promote modernization, innovation and technological adaptation of cultural and creative industries, for the year 2011. "
Amaya Arzuaga: 60,000 euros
Devout & Lomba: 65,000 euros
Juanjo Oliva: 49,000 euros
First of all and for all this to not be misunderstood I want to make clear that I do not doubt at any time the legality of these grants, and I'm quite sure that they have been granted because they met the conditions but I have some questions:
Is it fair that these three designers, with little stores and even without its own shops, and parade through another grant that it is almost impossible to know how it is distributed, opt for this type of grants?
How much set up shop online?
In the midst of a crisis so important as we live, such grants are received?
Is this the support they receive all the entrepreneurs of this country or yudas how are you are available to very few?
Should not these kinds of issues covered by loans rather than grants ICO?
Will he become the Spanish fashion once and for all in an industry of truth and stop being subsidized?
And this is not a trivial issue, or an exception, because today Francis Montesinos has made statements to the agency EFE and are collected by the newspaper El Mundo in which calls for "Spanish designers have access to a 'budgets 'similar to aid designers in the other countries. "
Complaint we hear sometimes from the mouth of antiores Modesto Lomba, president of ACME, the Association of Fashion Designers Spain.
In each edition of Cibeles, and show the proposals of some Spanish designers, the organization is often used to inform the status of fashion in Spain and provide data, often too triumphalist, while calling for more and more support institutions. Support only understood in terms of money and grants. And as you can see are met.
It would be very easy to get into the demagoguery of the 5 million unemployed, political cronyism and other topics, but there are some things very clear. Designers should have companies which would give benefits that would create jobs and not live off grants, and government should be monitored much more carefully how and where you spend the money, especially when it gives aid to 65,000 euros the creation of a website,
project that does not cost half of that budget.
The BOE's that have taken the screenshots can be found here