Artists & Creatives Community Covid-19 Resource Platform

A platform by the cultural & creative sectors for the cultural & creative sectors

We want to gather in one place all initiatives/ information related to the cultural and creative sectors in the EU in response to the COVID crisis

We are facing a serious health crisis that not only has cost the livelihood of millions, but also has a severe impact on the sustainability of many sectors of the economy, and especially the Cultural and Creative Industries all around Europe.

Despite the inconvenient flow of daily life, creatives remained creative and many hopeful initiatives arose out of this situation. Combined with the technological possibilities and the conducive nature of the sector, the spread of information has both benefited but also prevented a more complete and cohesive action.

Following a virtual meeting of EU Ministers of Culture held on 8 April 2020 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Commissioner Gabriel proposed the launching of a platform for the cultural sector to share information and good practices between themselves. This is how Creatives Unite was born.

Creatives Unite is a platform that aims to balance this gap by gathering all the information circulating on the web regarding creative opportunities coming from and referring to the CCIs, by directing to the relevant websites of the respective networks, organisations and initiatives and by giving the opportunity to co-create and share solutions.

It is operated by the European Creative Hubs Network and the Goethe-Institut as part of Creative FLIP

Latest information

  • All
  • Advocacy Initiatives
  • Cooperation opportunities
  • EU response
  • Events
  • Funding
  • Organisations and initiatives
  • Research / Surveys
  • Stories / Good practices
  • Tools & Resources
Events

United for a new future

The first opportunity since COVID-19 for a direct dialogue of the Cultural and Creative Sectors with Commissioner Gabriel, the European Parliament and the Council.

Tools & Resources

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Cultural and Creative Sector

A report by KEA European Affairs for the Council of Europe

Organisations and initiatives

Ação Cooperativista

Ação Cooperativista was born on April 14 in the context of the covid-19 (2020) pandemic, a period when the arts and cultural sector were dramatically affected. The public health crisis has worsened and made unsustainable the fragility and precariousness of the professionals in the sector, that is constantly under-budgeted, unable to fulfill the constitutional responsibility to defend and promote culture as a right of all.

Organisations and initiatives

Featured Artists Coalition (FAC)

FAC is the UK trade body representing the specific rights and interests of music artists. A not-for-profit organisation, serving a diverse, global membership of creators at all stages of their careers. The FAC is formed by artists, for artists that advocates, educates, collaborates and researches on behalf of artists, coming together to provide a strong, collective voice within the industry and to governments domestically and abroad.

Research / Surveys

MMF gathering evidence and data

MMF is gathering evidence of the impact COVID-19 has on the music makers and their representatives.

Organisations and initiatives

Assomusica – Italian Association of Organizers and Producers of Live Music Shows

Assomusica is the association of live music shows producers and organizers. The association has more then one hundred members all over the country covering the 80% of live concerts in Italy. Since the foundation of Assomusica, its associates have promoted thousands of concerts and events with the presence of millions of viewers.
At the same time, the association organizes events, shows and production initiatives useful for supporting the association aims and improving the quality of the shows.

Organisations and initiatives

International Artists Organisation (IAO)

IAO is the umbrella association for national organisations representing the rights and interests of Featured Artists in the Music Industry. IAO is a not-for-profit organisation based in Paris that was officially founded in 2015 by its six founder-members: FAC (UK), GAM (France), CoArtis (Spain), Domus (Germany), Gramart (Norway) and FACIR (Belgium). The organisation is in the process of expanding its membership to welcome artist organisations from more countries across Europe and beyond.

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