"A pop stage is small, a culture house offers more opportunities"
The municipality already wants to support plans for a pop stage. But we think only a stage is too little. Instead of a pop stage, we prefer to see a culture house in or near the center of Wageningen. Here, different parties can organize cultural activities such as dance lessons. When you combine this with a stage, it starts to look like a culture house. A youth center such as' t Oude Bijenhuis or Unitas can also find its place here. With such a culture house, a beautiful place is created for poetry slams, storytelling nights or as a small theater and the center becomes more lively.
We believe that culture is an important way of increasing well-being and strengthening integration among all groups. The cultural policy of 2014 was one major austerity measure, so there are currently many opportunities in the field of culture. At the moment there are plans for pop podium.
In Wageningen, approximately € 2.9 million of the € 93 million is spent on culture, which is about 3.1%.