Statement on media art policy signed by 16 Finnish organisations

16 Finnish organisations working with media art signed a statement on media cultural policy. The statement supported proposals made by Asko Mäkelä in his report "Potentials for Media art" (Mediataiteen mahdollisuudet), commissioned by the Ministry of Culture.

The key proposals were to

- secure the development of the field and establish a permanent funding instrument for media art organisations in Ministry's budget 

- to earmark funding for an information centre specialising in media art

- to secure the expertise on media art in the planned renewal of the art council system

In addition, the statement supported proposals to establish separate development funds for the creative sector, to secure continued operations for AVEK beyond 2011, and to strengthen the role of Kiasma museum of contemporary art as commissioner of media art works.