In a bid to get youngsters to enjoy the arts, the French culture ministry has launched a new smartphone app, called Pass Culture, which gives EUR€500 of credit to each 18-year-old in the country to spend on arts events, from films to gigs. The app is currently being tested in select parts of the country, before being rolled out at the beginning of next year. But some have warned of the dangers in offering cultural bonus credit to young people – a similar scheme in Italy in 2016 created a black market in which some sold products online that they’d purchased with the credit.
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