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COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform


Italian Museums Open Again: The Big Plan To Restart The Cultural Sector

With the beginning of this week, and after months of closure, Italian museums, theaters and cinemas have reopened their doors in most of the country’s regions. And with a €6.7 billion ($8 billion) plan, Italy’s Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini is now intending to relaunch the entire sector. “Culture will give a great contribution to the country’s recovery,” he announced.

A World Without Cultural Centres?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on non-governmental cultural centres. Centres all over Europe were forced to stop their activities, cancel their events and close their community spaces, including their bars and restaurants. This video tackles the impact of the pandemic in cultural centres and the vital role that they play in society.


For the first time, Mystetskyi Arsenal and the Austrian Cultural Forum Kyiv present a joint international project, the Ukrainian-Austrian Art Residency (UAAR), aimed at strengthening the international connection between Ukrainian and Austrian artists and supporting them. In 2021, the residency invites visual artists from Ukraine and Lower Austria to participate in the Temporary Un/Availability program.

Future Unlocked! European Creative Industries Summit 2021 – PRE-Conference

Future Unlocked! – this year’s ECIS21 conference starts the conversation about the unlocked potentials of the European creative economy. After over one year of lockdown, this year’s European Creative Industries Summit (ECIS) wants to show the bright future of cultural creatives. The conference will try to tackle the urgent challenges connected with the Covid-19 pandemic.


European Associations from the performing and live music sector address a joint letter to Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Commissioner Thierry Breton (Internal Market).

New European Bauhaus Prizes 2021

As part of the Design phase of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) a call for entries has just been published to reward the outstanding examples and new ideas that could inspire the New European Bauhaus movement and contribute to the shaping of the concept. The Prizes will celebrate existing achievements and include a Rising Stars strand to support the younger generation to further develop emerging concepts and ideas.

Open call for applications: Creative hubs – ambassadors of change

The Creative FLIP P2P exchange program is launching a new open call – inviting creative hubs and their members to become Ambassadors of change. The applicants are called to share new and innovative creative practices, programs or methods, created and tested to respond to the new conditions brought about by the pandemic.

Taike awards 7.2 million euros in third round of COVID-19 support

The Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) has awarded grants and subsidies to support the work of 1609 artists and 161 private traders in the third round of COVID-19 support. This funding was targeted towards professional artists, writers and art journalists who have lost work opportunities due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Conference on the Future of Europe: launch of the multilingual digital platform

The Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe, comprising representatives from the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, is launching the multilingual digital platform for the Conference on the Future of Europe inviting all EU citizens to contribute to shaping their own future and that of Europe as a whole.

Office hours Corona crisis: Aids for arts, culture, creatives

Are you a Berlin-based freelancer, self-employed or own a small business in arts, culture or the creative industries? In order to give you orientation in the daily changing situation and to guide you through the jungle of the measures in place, Creative City Berlin offers regular info sessions online.

Bottom-up Leadership

This Trans Europe Halles call aims at helping their members to retain activity in their centers and boosting local communities and their interactions.

Open Call Residency Habitación

In the framework of the European project Who Cares? Centro Huarte offers an international residency program for two or more artists that will take place from September 1 to October 24, 2021.

Contribute to workshops on digital transitions in the cultural heritage sector

On 20 and 21 April 2021 the project inDICEs is organising two consultation workshops on digital transitions in the cultural heritage sector. Cultural heritage professionals, researchers and the inDICEs community will discuss needs and concerns in relation to digitization, online access, the use and the potential re-use of collections, data needed for developing digital strategies and contents, future research competencies and change management.

OPEN CALL – Prototypes

The Théâtre de Liège is launching a call for 5 grants of €10,000 in order to develop hybrid
and online creative prototypes in the framework of IMPACT (International Meeting in
Performing arts and Creative Technologies).

Open call: Tactical Urbanism 2022 | Landscape design festival Magenta

Landscape design festival MAGENTA and its’ partner “Kaunas – European Capital of Culture 2022” are happy to announce the Open Call – Tactical Urbanism for participation in the 2022 edition of the festival and are inviting creators from various fields to propose their ideas for projects to be implemented in Kaunas City in 2022.

NEMO Webinar | The Search For Meaning

On 25 February 2021, Ece Özdil, founder of Jüniör facilitated a NEMO webinar that guided the participants in the search for meaning during the pandemic and a time of general questioning of the role and relevance of museums. By presenting museum trends and related design methods, she helps us reflect on a meaningful future for museums.

Live Style Europe Podcast #18 – Secure a Future for Cultural Life in Europe | Live DMA

This month of March 2021 mark the Covid-19 one year anniversary. It’s been exactly a year since all live music venues are shut down, struggling to survive despite some emergency funds provided by the European governments. Gabriele Rosana, Policy Director at Culture Action Europe, answers Live DMA questions about the reopening of cultural venues, in this podcast.

MOVE IT #1 (Digital) Networking

Kulturförderpunkt Berlin’s first edition of “MOVE IT” is dedicated to a challenge that already existed before the Corona crisis, but has become more prominent as a result of it: How to network internationally? An international network is particularly relevant for artists and cultural professionals who aspire to transcultural, cross-border, or international projects.

Research4Committees Study

The Situation of Artists and Cultural Workers and the post-COVID-19 Cultural Recovery in the European Union – Background analysis.