Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Performing Arts

Advocacy Initiatives

The Dresden Declaration of the European Theatre Forum

This Declaration, co-written by IETM, explores the unique value of theatre and the performing arts, addresses the urgency of establishing a pan-European focus on these sectors, underlining the impact of Covid-19 and current key challenges. It describes the way to go by putting forward eight policy recommendations and actions to be taken starting from 2021 to strengthen and support these sectors.

Tools & Resources


Siobhan Davies Studios will continue to offer dance artists, choreographers and others working in the dance sector support following the Covid-19 lockdown.

Stories / Good practices

The Czech theatre streaming platform trying to save an industry

The new Czech streaming service by the name of Dramox, presents some of the best theatre productions Czechia has to offer. In doing so, the platform aims to give back to the struggling industry, while providing Czech theatre goers with a much-needed fix, and maybe even bring over some new, younger fans.

Stories / Good practices

weRculture campaign

An initiative where artists and creative workers from UNESCO Creative Cities Network respond to global crisis with video messages.


How to reclaim digital and physical public space?

Part of the IN SITU ACT DAYS program, a Live Talk Session on Friday, 9 October 2020, 11 a.m. (CEST, UTC +2) about working in public space during these trouble times of global pandemic and social distancing.

Organisations and initiatives

Together Alone | A Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes’ initiative

Through Together Alone open call, The Finnish Institutes’ network seeked artistic proposals related to the state of emergency, radical change, resilience, artistic practice in the future. At the same time the project acts as a documentation of one of the major social upheavals, gives the artists an opportunity to reflect it through their work, rethink ways of outreach and develop new practices.

Stories / Good practices

Take a seat

With Theatres across Scotland sitting empty, festivals postponed and missing audiences – where do the theatre makers go from here?

COVID-19 Transition Guidelines for Theatre Productions

Now that the COVID-19 emergency measures have been uplifted, the Ministry for the National
Heritage, the Arts and Local Government in full collaboration with the Malta Arts Council, is
publishing the COVID-19 Tranistion Guidelines for artistic productions held in established
indoor and outdoor theatres.

Policy Statement on the Cultural Recovery of Europe

Following the European Parliament CULT Committee’s meeting with the German Presidency of the Council of the EU on the 1st of September and in the run up to the vote on the Parliament’s resolution on “Cultural recovery of Europe”, IETM calls on the European institutions and the Member States to pay attention to the some issues.

Tools & Resources

United We Stream platform

Launching on Friday April 3rd, United We Stream broadcasts a diverse blend of entertainment and creative content on one free online platform.

Advocacy Initiatives

Renewing the European music scene – statement by the Liveurope members

In light of the Covid-19 crisis, the Liveurope members issued the following statement to reaffirm their commitment to continue working together to boost the circulation of Europe’s rich musical diversity and highlight the unique role venues can take in reviving the European music ecosystem.

Stories / Good practices

Support Artists Impacted By the Covid-19 Pandemic

An initiative by Bandcamp where the Bandcamp community showed up in a massive way, spending $4.3 million on music and merch—15x the amount of a normal Friday— helping artists cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and so much more.

Cooperation opportunities

Join the Artist

Join the Artist is the online platform that enables artists, practising any artistic discipline, to get in contact with their fans through DIY events, exhibitions and workshops, organized by the artists, on site or online.

Advocacy Initiatives

A call to invest in all creative futures

Ahead of the next European Council meeting (17-18 July), 45 leading European cultural figures issued a call for the EU to “be bold and to invest in culture and the arts, to invest in all our creative futures.”