Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Video Games & Multi-media

Funding

Introducing VICSCREEN – Victoria’s Screen Industry Strategy 2021-2025

As film, television and digital games projects spring back from the global COVID hiatus, the Victorian Budget 2021/22 will provide a record $120.7 million for an ambitious strategy to supercharge Victoria’s $2.2 billion screen industry; growing jobs, strengthening screen businesses and bringing local content to screens worldwide.

Cooperation opportunities

Open Call – NEW NOW | Festival for Digital Arts

As part of NEW NOW, the new festival for Digital Arts on Zollverein, is looking for digital works for its Virtual Festival and for artistic-scientific contributions for its conference.

Stories / Good practices

No Lockdown Art – NoLA

Within the framework of its new Creaconnections program, Transcultures, in partnership with the European Pepinieres of Creation, launched the No Lockdown Art – NoLA action to support the re-activitism of Belgian and international artists who initiated, during the period containment, interesting audio, video and multimedia projects.

Events

Online Exhibition | We=Link: Sideways

We=Link: Sideways is the second edition of the We=Link program, a platform for presenting online art. It was initially conceived by Chronus Art Center in Shanghai in late February of 2020, as a response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Events

InGAME Insights | #3

InGAME Insights is an event series hosted by Creative Dundee in partnership with InGAME, which focuses on the future of Dundee’s Creative and Games Sectors. This year has been especially challenging for those working and starting out in these sectors, and these events will explore what comes next.

Events

Join the 1st Creative Industries forum EU-Mexico

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.

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.

Events

Neverthere @ Surge Festival

Neverthere is hosting a space within Surge Festival 2020 for experimental new digital projects. A window providing audiences with a glimpse of live performance, across the world, are innovating during this extraordinary time.

Funding

Fast Mover: Paid Content

Financial support to solutions for sustainable revenue models and new diversification strategies that emerged during the crisis.

Stories / Good practices

Family Games Database

The Family Video Game Database is there to help parents choose games appropriate for purpose during lockdown.

Stories / Good practices

UK Games for Carers

The UK games industry has launched a major initiative, Games for Carers, to thank NHS workers from the sector for their hard work.

Stories / Good practices

FIFA #StayandPlay Cup

Running from 15th -19tyh April this 5-day tournament, in partnership with FIFA, featured 20 footballers, each representing a top European club such as Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, PSG, Dortmund, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid. 

Tools & Resources

ISFE Covid-19 resources page

With most countries in lockdown and schools closed during the Covid-19 crisis, many will turn to video games to play, to learn, to exercise, and

Organisations and initiatives

European Games Developer Federation (EGDF)

The EGDF acts to advance the political and economic interests of the European computer and video games industry by providing a platform for collaboration and discussion between European institutions and game developers.

Organisations and initiatives

ISFE – Europe’s Video Games Industry

Since 1998, ISFE has ensured that the voice of a responsible games ecosystem is heard and understood, that its creative and economic potential is supported and celebrated, and that players around the world continue to enjoy great video game playing experiences.