The European Union has a small programme that funds the arts and culture. Right now, national governments and EU policymakers are taking decisions on the next EU budget that will influence the next ten years of support to cultural activities. I'm a firm believer in state funding for the arts - it ensures that artists don't have to serve the market all the time and have space to experiment without starving to death in their garrets. And it benefits the rest of society as well by, you know, making the world a better place.
If you'd like to exert a little pressure on policymakers, you can sign a short manifesto written by Culture Action Europe at: