Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform



76 International, European & national music organisation are “Claiming a front row seat for music” calling for policy makers to fully acknowledge the artistic, social and economic value of the music sector and to live up to these words in political decision making!

Heads for Culture: A cultural Donation Project

The lively cultural scene in Bamberg must be preserved. That is why Mayor Jonas Glüsenkamp, ​​together with Mayor Andreas Starke and cultural advisor Ulrike Siebenhaar, started the donation initiative “Heads for Culture”.


Keychange is an international campaign and network for gender equality, which aims to diversify the current music industry to create a more sustainable and stronger community for everyone.

Call for Tenders: Feral Infrastructures

The CreaTures project is calling for tenders from creative practitioners engaged with matters of socio-ecological transformation to collaborate on a short-term experimental production (ExP).

Artistic Residences

The Agora Cultural Center in Wrocław in cooperation with artistic organizations from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland invites you to participate in Open Call as part of the international Open Air Theater Festival.

New IETM research: Four questions about funding for the arts

As part their research, IETM is currently collecting and analysing examples of positive funding practices. IETM’s publication in progress will explore how funding programmes can contribute to a sustainable, relevant and inclusive recovery of the arts sector.

Download Cultural Relations Platform handbook: Cultural Relations in the New Normal

How should we approach intercultural relations in conditions of pandemic-induced uncertainty and instability? Between April and July 2021, Cultural Relations Platform Alteration programme with the Ukrainian Institute and EU Delegation to Ukraine invited professionals from the cultural, creative and civic society sectors to explore this new normal for cultural relations.

Pilot Events: proving live music is safe

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in March 2020, live music events all around Europe have been put at a stop or with logistical and sanitary conditions never seen before. In order to investigate how to manage live music events of all formats and settings in a pandemic context, many mass gathering pilot events are organised.


The Ukrainian Institute and the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine are finishing the implementation of the Alteration – the programme for cultural and civil society actors from Ukraine and the EU. Alteration is a programme that consists of a series of online events aimed to define new efficient approaches to establishing, building and developing intercultural relations and connections between Ukraine and the EU in conditions of pandemic-induced uncertainty, changes, and instability. It is a mutual initiative of the EU Delegation to Ukraine and the Ukrainian Institute, supported via the EU-funded Cultural Relations Platform.

Online-Sessions: Creative Europe MEDIA and Cross-sectoral

Funding opportunities under the new Creative Europe Programme MEDIA and Cross-sectoral Strands. All calls for proposals under the Creative Europe MEDIA and Cross-sectoral Strands have now been launched. The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) will organise online Info Sessions to explain the new funding opportunities and application process.

EMX: Open call for music export participants

This programme will engage a group of 45 music industry professionals including 15 exporters, to come together and explore cutting edge methods of music export, from new funding models to digital collaboration, mentoring to job shadowing; while also examining the challenges faced by artists from across Europe when trying to export their music worldwide. Apply now if you work in music export, are based in the EU, speak fluent english and if you want to help design music export programmes of the future.

From cinema to sofa: is COVID accelerating a production shift from theatrical to non-theatrical?

COVID sent us all to our sofas to watch our favourite films during lockdown. And only now, over a year later, are cinemas opening up again and welcoming back their audiences. But was COVID the cause or just an accelerator of an already established move from big screen to small? And what was the effect of this move from cinema to sofa on the production of films and series? The European Audiovisual Observatory’s Cannes conference this year will take place online as part of the Cannes Marché du Film and be simultaneously streamed on YouTube as well.


Apply to be one of the eight writers who will discuss Writing about dance. The four-day online seminar for emerging dance critics will address the practice of dance criticism, but also the challenges and new ideas appearing during the pandemic.

Beyond resilience? Resetting international cultural relations

How has Covid-19 impacted the cultural and creative sectors around the world? Cultural Relations Platform research found that the pandemic is exacerbating and accelerating pre-existing trends in cultural relations nationally, transnationally and internationally, and that structural vulnerabilities leave the cultural and creative sector particularly susceptible to shocks.