The artist C215 shares his request for the state to support street art.

The artist C215 shares his request for the state to support street art.

The artist C215, known for his artistic commitment, appealed to the government to encourage him to support “a territorial cultural commission” of street art works. The goal is also to compensate with this investment artists who have not benefited from aid devices during this period of coronavirus pandemic. The crisis caused by the Covid-19 epidemic has affected all sectors of the economy, including the cultural sector. In his speech on May 6, President Macron spoke on the subject. He made no mention of street art. Christian Guémy in a podium co-signed by fifty artists - including Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Combas, Di Rosa, Jonone - published in the JSunday newspaper on May 30, launched a call to create specific aid for artists in French urban art.

It was received on June 15 by the Ministers of Culture and the City Franck Riester and Julien Denormandie. The latter undertook to assert this approach of the artist who had started on twitter by calling on elected officials. The artist is supported in his approach by the Society of Authors in the Graphic and Plastic Arts (ADAGP) in which he is a member of the Cultural Action Commission.

This measure should concern 2000 artists and the means made available will be discussed between ADAGP and the ministry. The artist C215 aims to raise the proportion of contributions to 50%, but this could be difficult. Street art artists also refused to be "put in competition" with other professions in this cultural crisis. C215 explained that street artists have grown accustomed to minimal needs, but the coronavirus has complicated their situation. They can no longer even count on the few supporters of the small galleries which close one after the other.

The objective of C215 is simple: to find a specific method of remuneration for street art. According to him "iit is not a question of claiming unemployment, universal income or intermittent status ”, but to radically change the situation of these artists.

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