Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Festivals


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An online festival for creatives to discuss and inspire sustainable change


A New Digital Deal: Ars Electronica 2021

From September 8 to 12, Ars Electronica 2021, the festival for art, technology and society, will take place not only in Linz (Austria) and 86 other Ars Electronica Gardens around the globe, but also online.

Research / Surveys

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.


Adelaide Fringe Announces 2021 Impact Results

Adelaide Fringe 2021 delivered $56.39 million in gross economic impact to the South Australian economy and generated $31.6 million in new net expenditure to the state during the 2021 festival.

Advocacy Initiatives


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

Organisations and initiatives

Edinburgh International Festival goes outdoors for 2021

Edinburgh International Festival, the world’s leading performing arts festival, announces a reimagined festival for 2021 which marks the return of live performance to Scotland’s capital. Taking place from 7 to 29 August, the 2021 International Festival uses bespoke outdoor venues to safely reunite artists and audiences to rediscover the magic of live performance.

Advocacy Initiatives

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.

EU response

Coronavirus: a common path to Europe’s safe re-opening

Ahead of the meeting of European leaders on 25 March, the Commission is calling on Member States to prepare for a coordinated approach to a gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions when the epidemiological situation will allow.


Chinese Cinema Season

Produced by Trinity CineAsia, Filming East Festival, and UK-China Film Collab, the Chinese Cinema Season is an online film screening event lasting for three months. It is the first and biggest online screening specialising in Chinese language films in the UK and Ireland that aims to enrich UK lockdown and present Chinese culture in a fresh way.


De Montfort University, Cultural eXchanges Festival

For the first time ever, De Monfort University will be hosting a virtual festival adapted to the ever-changing circumstances, with live streamed content that will feature a variety of guests and speakers from the cultural & creative industries, hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities and run by their final year Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons) students.

Cooperation opportunities

DANCE STREAM OPEN CALL – TANZAHOi International Festival 2021

In the midst of theater restrictions and an unforeseeable end to a reduced-contact era in the arts, TANZAHOi International Dance and Dance Film Festival will bring outstanding international dance productions to Hamburg via livestream for the 2021 digital festival, ‘Take Part in Another World’. Apply with your dance film to take part in a TANZAHOi 2021. 


Transmediale 2021 – 2022 | A year-long Festival

The upcoming edition of transmediale will unfold via online and in-person events. This new expanded structure, formulated in response to COVID-19, will create a year-long engagement with the festival theme.

Advocacy Initiatives

Open Club Day statement

Taking the opportunity of the coming 4th [Open] Club day on February 6th, 2021, Live DMA calls every music enthusiast to join forces & make this edition of [Open] Club Day a symbol of resilience and solidarity.


Can we Live Without Mega-Events?

In this public lecture it will be discussed the human need for mega-events and festivals and their importance to city life, city projection and city building. With or without a pandemic, can we live without major festivals?