Artists & Creatives Community Covid-19 Resource Platform
A platform by the cultural & creative sectors for the cultural & creative sectors
We want to gather in one place all initiatives/ information related to the cultural and creative sectors in the EU in response to the COVID crisis
We are facing a serious health crisis that not only has cost the livelihood of millions, but also has a severe impact on the sustainability of many sectors of the economy, and especially the Cultural and Creative Industries all around Europe.
Despite the inconvenient flow of daily life, creatives remained creative and many hopeful initiatives arose out of this situation. Combined with the technological possibilities and the conducive nature of the sector, the spread of information has both benefited but also prevented a more complete and cohesive action.
Following a virtual meeting of EU Ministers of Culture held on 8 April 2020 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Commissioner Gabriel proposed the launching of a platform for the cultural sector to share information and good practices between themselves. This is how Creatives Unite was born.
Creatives Unite is a platform that aims to balance this gap by gathering all the information circulating on the web regarding creative opportunities coming from and referring to the CCIs, by directing to the relevant websites of the respective networks, organisations and initiatives and by giving the opportunity to co-create and share solutions.
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.
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis and social distancing measures, this activity will be totally digital. It
comprises a series of seven webinars, four roundtables and one workshop, as well as digital B2B meetings
through an especial digital platform.
This survey follows on from a 2016 report, Digital Transformation in the Museum Industry, although this year, the survey examines how the industry has adapted to the challenges presented by Covid-19 and how this has shifted the priorities of the organisations.
Connect for Creativity’s third and final networking conference titled ‘Creative Explorations: From Social Entities to Ubiquitous Systems’ on ‘How digital is changing the way we relate to each other’ will be held online on 24 – 25 September due to the COVID-19 measures.