Sector: All CCs and cross-sectoral

Tools & Resources

Culture in Crisis: Policy guide for a resilient creative sector

This practical guide highlights emergency measures that have been deemed effective and beneficial, assesses emerging trends, identifies new and existing gaps and offers practical advice to help policymakers position the cultural and creative industries in social and economic recovery plans.


AMA Arts Marketing Festival

The AMA Arts Marketing Festival is built to be experienced entirely online; a space to reflect on challenges, recognise success, and process a year unlike any other.
1 – 2 December 2020


Hidden Door’s online shows: The Reverse Engineer

Musician and sound artist Dave House, aka The Reverse Engineer, kicks off the series Hidden Door on 14th October with Iterations, a project that will see him invite six different kinds of artists to explore how Covid-19 restrictions have affected their creative process, output and mental health.


Hardship Fund for Creative Freelancers

This fund aims to address the current financial hardship being felt by creative freelancers who normally work in the culture sector but whose work has been impacted by Covid-19.

Organisations and initiatives

Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends

The Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends seeks to generate and review policy standards in areas of concern to governments and society, by providing knowledge, statistics, comparisons, resources, thematic sections and more. The country profiles contain information on the historical development, present structure, financial aspects, specific sectors and ongoing debates in national cultural policies.

Stories / Good practices


Reflections on a post-corona-time; some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to the present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.


Third round of Culture of Solidarity Fund announced – European Cultural Foundation

European Cultural Foundation and Fondazione CRT invite organisations from the Piedmont and Aosta Valley to apply for the third round of the European Culture of Solidarity Fund. Set up at the beginning of the pandemic crisis, the fund continues to support imaginative cultural initiatives that reinforce European solidarity and the idea of Europe as a shared public space.

EU response

SEDEC – Written Stakeholder Consultation on ‘The Restart of Cultural and Creative Sectors’

On 11 September 2020, the European Committee of the Regions’ Bureau approved the proposal by the SEDEC commission to draft an own-initiative opinion on the Restart of Cultural and Creative Sectors.

The SEDEC commission will adopt the draft opinion on the Restart of Cultural and Creative Sectors, with Giuseppe VARACALLI (IT/Renew Europe) as rapporteur, at its meeting on 25 November 2020.

Tools & Resources

Dialogues for Culture in Jalisco, Mexico

The objective of this initiative is to establish a space for intersectoral collaboration and for plural and transparent dialogue between the citizens and the Government of Jalisco and the City Councils to give attention to the needs of the cultural sector and cultural communities in the face of the social and economic emergency derived from COVID-19 .

Tools & Resources

Disruptive Fridays

Disruption Network Lab launched a new programme stream – DISRUPTIVE FRIDAYS, live every Friday at 5pm Berlin time, where ideas for creative solutions and resistance to the isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, were shared. What are the strategies to keep working with art and culture when our contexts of sharing are so limited? What can we all learn from this situation to generate new forms of collective care?

Tools & Resources

Forum on European Culture

The third edition of Forum on European Culture took place on September 17 to September 20, where, according to the organisation, now more than ever, the power of artists and thinkers to imagine a better future for Europe is needed.

Stories / Good practices

Culture of Solidarity: Second round grantees

The second round grantees grow immediate crisis responses into more future-oriented solutions and extend from local levels to building cross-national alliances and pan-European initiatives.

EU response

Managing Creative Economies as Cultural Eco-systems

The effects of COVID-19 are being felt across the globe. Extending far beyond how to prevent
transmission and look after the infected, the pandemic is raising fundamental questions about how
economies and societies are organised in addition to the limits and possibilities of government action.