The Royal Theatre, bound by circumstances, has begun to change its forms of financing. Instead of the German model, the Berlin Opera receives the 90% of its financing of public institutions, will have to look more and more like the American model, to the New York Metropolitan, who barely gets a 1% publicly financed.
The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport will contribute 8.771.283 euros to the Royal Theater in 2013, a 33% less than budgeted for this year. To counteract this reduction, the theater will increase its efforts to involve civil society in the consolidation of its artistic project.
The rigorous policy of austerity in personnel expenses will be maintained, production maintenance and contracting, at the same time that an ambitious plan of self-financing measures will be developed.
In addition to this search for private financing, Efforts will be multiplied to rent the Real's own productions to other theaters and the co-production policy with other European opera centers will be strengthened, how has it been done in recent years.
The Royal Theater has reached an agreement with its workers to sign the modification of the collective agreement, which means greater flexibility in the internal organization and a reduction in personnel costs.
looking forward to next year 2013 the Royal Theater is committed to stability, both in the workplace and in the quality of its artistic programming.
Contributions from public administrations to the Royal Theater in 2012:
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports 13.150.350 euros
Madrid's community 3.874.386 euros
City of Madrid 941.851 euros
Contributions from public administrations to the Royal Theater in 2013:
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports 8.771.283 euros
The contributions of the Community and the Madrid City Council are still unknown.