Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform


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.

Call for Web Residencies No 16: Solidarity is a verb

With this call, curated by Anca Rujoiu, Akademie Schloss Solitude together with ARC Bucharest invites artists and collectives to foreground the relational quality of solidarity. With »Solidarity is a verb,« they strongly encourage practitioners to shape a continuous production of relation grounded on common differences. While projects can inhabit the web as a space to practice solidarity, this open call encourages in equal manner initiatives that unfold on a local or translocal dimension beyond the screen, whereby the interconnection between off- and online should be taken into account.

NEW SETTINGS – An international programme dedicated to the Performing Arts

Through the annual New Settings programme, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès accompanies the creation of new performance works from their production and rehearsal stages through to their public presentation. The projects selected for New Settings all go beyond the beaten track in some way: by playing upon original combinations of different artistic practices and mediums, New Settings artists experiment with unconventional forms to expand the possibilities of the performing arts.

INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSION CALLS Screendance production residency

In order to support the vitality of screendance production, La Briqueterie – National Choreographic Development Center of Val-de-Marne in collaboration with l’Adami, have launched an international Screendance Production Residency to support the creation of a short film.

OPEN CALL: Assembly X Opera Beyond

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet and the digital culture festival Assembly are calling teams to propose creative technological concepts that take live performance into new heights. This is an invitation to re-imagine the experience of opera performance at the age of omnipresent digitality.

Call for Applications: Radio Art Residency Weimar

The Radio Art Residency is an international fellowship programme for artistic practice on the radio. The residency is a joint project by the Goethe-Institut and Experimental Radio at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in cooperation with the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin, ACC Galerie Weimar and Radio Lotte.


TanzLabor – ROXY Ulm and Artistic Director Pablo Sansalvador are looking to commission five innovative “Digital Dance Makers” to create five varied short choreographic works of 5-8 minutes. The movement of each of the “Digital Dance Makers” will be recorded through Motion Capture technology.