Study on artists’ working conditions

The European Commission and stakeholders published a new study that sheds light on the status and working conditions of artists, cultural and creative professionals. The study looks at characteristics of employment of artists and cultural and creative professionals in EU Member States with regard to several topic, including the measures countering the Covid crisis.

Open Club Day statement

Taking the opportunity of the coming 4th [Open] Club day on February 6th, 2021, Live DMA calls every music enthusiast to join forces & make this edition of [Open] Club Day a symbol of resilience and solidarity.

Symptoms of Creativity – Creative Forum Ljubljana 2020

The 2020 edition of Creative Forum Ljubljana will take place in the midst of this turmoil, where the world has changed and so had the Forum. It will delve into the debate by addressing the critical need to bring culture and creative industries closer to the traditional ones in order to be a win-win scenario for the future.

The Dresden Declaration of the European Theatre Forum

This Declaration, co-written by IETM, explores the unique value of theatre and the performing arts, addresses the urgency of establishing a pan-European focus on these sectors, underlining the impact of Covid-19 and current key challenges. It describes the way to go by putting forward eight policy recommendations and actions to be taken starting from 2021 to strengthen and support these sectors.

“Show us!” Campaign | #ZeigsUnsHeidelberg

The city of Heidelberg, together with actors from the creative industries, launched the “Show us!” Campaign. During the campaign, the colorful posters are spread all over the city and in the social media, as a reminder of compliance with the AHA rules and regular ventilation.

Art and culture in the corona crisis

How can art and culture professionals survive the corona crisis and what can politics do to support them? Hamburg’s Senator for Culture, Carsten Brosda, and IZ director Jagoda Marinic talked about this at the Lockdown Conversations on the subject of “Corona – State of Emergency for Culture”.

Viral Design book from Distributed Design Platform

This book collects observations and reflections from the Distributed Design Platform and extended community. It aims to give shape to the experiences of designers and makers across Europe and throughout the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

#BetterMusicCities campaign

Global music policy leaders Sound Diplomacy launch the #BetterMusicCities campaign – a call to action to ensure music is at the heart of recovery in cities around the world.

Audience Research Study

Arts Council Malta has launched a new research study investigating the changing relationship between Public Cultural Organisations and audiences to cultural events in light of the ever-changing public health situation over the past months.

Museums during COVID19 | NEMO Follow-up survey

The Network of European Museum Organisation (NEMO) is publishing a follow up survey after its first survey on the impact of COVID19 on museums from May 2020, putting a focus on the issues that have emerged during the crisis.

The State of Presence Report

In times of uncertainty, it is needed to stay aware of the present. Aiming to better understand what is happening now in order to anticipate future behaviour, The Power House, an innovation agency for FashionTech and wearable technology, interviewed people from different disciplines, who have innovative and entrepreneurial spirits, to learn about how they are dealing with the present crisis, and how they are adapting to face the future.

A Cultural Deal for Europe | An online debate

Culture Action Europe (CAE), the European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra are coordinating the European Heritage Alliance and organising the online debate “A Cultural Deal for Europe” that will be held on 18 November 2020 from 15h00 to 17h00 CET.

Make culture central in the EU Recovery | Open letter

In the open letter, published on October 30, 2020, Culture Action Europe, along with other 109 pan-European cultural networks and associations calls the European Union (EU) and EU member states to protect culture as part of the coronavirus recovery plans and dedicate at the very least 2% of national Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) budget to culture and creative sectors.