With one of the most right-wing and conservative governments in Dutch history, ‘culture’ hasn’t got much priority anymore. This means shrinking budgets for “left-wing hobbyism”, as islam basher Geert Wilders from the Party For Freedom (PVV) calls it. As a result the cultural sector will be receiving 20% less from The Hague in the future. Although we’re optimistic about creativity always finding its way (just like nature), we believe it’s fairly short sighted to ignore the fact that a thriving cultural scene can stimulate the economy – it’s one of the reasons why Amsterdam is doing so well as creative capital. Anyway, this poster with actress Halina Reijn asks people to scream out loud on the 20th of November (“Holland screams for culture”). There’s also a commercial with different cultural folk screaming. Created by KesselsKramer.