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STORY: BOOKSTORE PROJECT 0DATELINE: JANUARY 2, 2012LENGTH: 0:05:25LOCATION: AMSTERDAMCATEGORY: CULTUREINTRO:Art is something indispensable in people's lives.Yet, many artists cannot afford to live on themselves since their occupation does not provide a regular income like that of the others. To address this problem, the Netherlands have come up with a win-win approach!So how's the project working?Lifestyles has the details. ***PKG***In a neighbourhood in an outer area of Amsterdam, there live a group of artists who are part of a so-called Bookstore Project. The project allows artists from different countries to live in the neighbourhood on an affordable rent. In return for this, they are expected to make a contribution to development of the area.Not an easy job, this neighbourhood is one of the poorest of Amsterdam.And this is Suzan. She is one of the artists who takes part in the Bookstore Project. She is preparing for her exhibition next March. SOUNDBITE: SUZAN, ARTIST"The exhibitio Powered by Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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