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Dr. Vasiliki Kassianidou stated that the Deputy Ministry intends to include in the operating expenses plan new eligible categories of expenses, which will cover further categories of their expenses.

On Wednesday, the Deputy Minister of Culture, Vasiliki Kassianidou, held a series of meetings with Theater operators regarding the Thymeli Project. During the meetings, solutions related to the current semester of the Plan were proposed, while the meetings, which started at the beginning of the week, will continue in the following days.

According to information from the Deputy Ministry of Culture, Mrs. Kassianidou met with representatives of the Federation of Theater Organizations of Cyprus and then with representatives of the Collective. He also had a meeting with the Skala theater at their request.

It is emphasized that the meetings will continue in the coming days with both the Cyprus Actors' Union and the Trade Unions, while meetings with the parliamentary parties will also be sought.

As KYPE is informed, the Deputy Minister of Culture noted that the meetings on the subject of the Thymeli Plan with all the agencies took place in a constructive atmosphere, stressing that the aim of the Deputy Ministry is to support theater people. He also pointed out that solutions were proposed by the Deputy Ministry, which related to the first semester of Thymelis. The proposed solutions, as he clarified, are those that are possible within the framework of the financial possibilities and the legalized procedures.

Specifically, Mrs. Kassianidou mentioned that it was proposed by the Deputy Ministry that the selected proposals of the Thymeli Plan receive additional proportional financial support based on the ranking, so that they have, as she noted, a better possibility to implement their theater productions for the first semester. He further underlined that the Deputy Ministry will immediately send the selected applicants a relevant information letter, which will include the enhanced amount.

Furthermore, the Deputy Minister stated that the Deputy Ministry expressed its intention to help and strengthen the institutions with their own roof by giving an additional amount to the fund, which will cover their operating expenses. At the same time, Dr. Kassianidou stated that the Deputy Ministry intends to include in the operating expenses plan new eligible categories of expenses, which will cover further categories of their expenses. For this matter, as the KYPE is informed, further discussion is expected as well as the submission to the Deputy Ministry by the Federation of Theaters of the needs of the theaters that have a roof in order for the Deputy Ministry to evaluate the increase in the fund related to their operating expenses.

With regard to the Thymeli Plan which will be announced for the second half of 2024, the Deputy Minister stated that she listened to the recommendations of the Evaluation Committee of the Thymeli Plan, in a meeting held on Monday, as well as the institutions with whom he met. Furthermore, she described the meetings as important in the direction of improving and upgrading the Plan, in the context of the sector's needs. their suggestions in order to shape the revised text which will be presented in a public consultation about the month of February.

Source: politis.com.cy

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