CulTourIsCapital – Open Call

From February 2020, COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on Europe’s economy, especially on the two
sectors the project is working on – tourism and creative industries. In reaction to such a situation, the TraCEs partnership decided to launch the first edition of the Cultour is Capital Fest, envisioned to become an annual event.

Transition Arts Task Force

A COVID-19 Transition Arts Task Force has been set up by the Ministry for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government in collaboration with Arts Council Malta.

Culture as a first necessity investment

Many public authorities take the view that culture is secondary or even a luxury. They gravely misunderstand the true value of cultural investment and the consequences of neglecting culture as part of recovery policies.

Associations launch the Music Industry Forum

In the Corona crisis, numerous associations in the music industry appeared together for the first time. Now music companies and independent labels, publishers, organizers, club operators and the musical instrument and equipment industry want to consolidate this alliance – but without founding a new umbrella organization.

Culture shock: COVID-19 and the cultural and creative sectors

Along with the tourism sector, cultural and creative sectors (CCS) are among the most affected by the current crisis, with jobs at risk ranging from 0.8 to 5.5% of employment across OECD regions and the effects will be long lasting due to a combination of several factors.

COVID-19 Transition Guidelines for Theatre Productions

Now that the COVID-19 emergency measures have been uplifted, the Ministry for the National
Heritage, the Arts and Local Government in full collaboration with the Malta Arts Council, is
publishing the COVID-19 Tranistion Guidelines for artistic productions held in established
indoor and outdoor theatres.

Art Reboot Webinars

Arts reboot, a webinar series covering 6 topics addressing the current challenges for arts organisations, providing practical tools that enable participants to shape the current scenario into opportunities for the future.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Cultural and Creative Sectors in Malta

ARC Research and Consultancy has carried out a first survey entitled ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on the Cultural and Creative Sectors in Malta’ in order to measure the impact of the pandemic on these sectors in Malta to date, to give visibility to this impact, and to propose measures by which local authorities can assist and support.

MICAS in Conversations Series

Art critic and curator Rajesh Punj interviews a selection of Maltese and international artists on the involving effect of space on their art practice against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications.

Arts Council Malta (ACM)

Arts Council Malta (ACM) is the national agency for development and investment in the cultural and creative sectors. Its central task is that of effectively funding, supporting and promoting the cultural and creative sectors in Malta.

Ars Electronica 2020

Ars Electronica 2020 is a journey to measure the “new” world and a journey through “Kepler‘s Gardens“, which are located in Linz at the JKU Campus and at 120 other locations worldwide. September 9-13, 2020.

“Cultural Routes Dialogues: challenges and opportunities post Covid-19” Greece

A series of live webinars that examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cultural and tourism sector – in particular on the networks and activities of the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe-, to identify challenges that Cultural Routes are facing and discuss opportunities and innovative solutions to overcome this crisis.

Culture and Health meet

Take this survey and participate in the research to bring out the wealth of experience, skills and sensitivity in cooperation between Culture and Health in Piedmont, Liguria and Valle d’Aosta, Italy.