The Coronavirus is spreading world-wide and the crisis is severely affecting public, cultural and social life. The music sector has already been hit heavily and will continue to be massively affected by the measures taken to prevent any further spread of the virus.
Many from the music and cultural sector have reacted to this crisis: with urgent calls to policy makers, new ways to provide access to cultural content or ideas to help those that are struggling the most in the current situation. The EU and many governments on national, regional and local level have announced measures to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus and the measures to contain it.
The list below gives you an overview of reactions, measures and initiatives from policy makers and the cultural sector. It is an non-exhaustive list and will be updated regurlarly.
The Croatian Presidency organised an online meeting of the EU cultural ministers. In the follow-up press conference, Commissioner Gabriel gave an overview of the COVID-19 measures on EU level, including Creative Europe.
The Corona Response Investment Initiative was proposed by the European Commission and approved by the European Parliament. The Council (Member States) has to formally approve the measure.
Sabine Verheyen, Chair of the Culture and Education Commitee, calls for financial support of the European cultural and creative sector
Overview of EU governments doing to mitigate the losses
Overview of measures announced by the EU and national governments with a focus on the live music sector
The Art Newspaper
Information about grants and loans in the UK, US, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy
Overview of measures implemented by governments in several European countries to slow the spread of the Coronavirus put together by Wallonie-Bruxelles Musique
Joint letter Creative Europe
This joint letter drafted by CAE, EMC and other European networks highlights how organisations and projects funded by Creative Europe are effected and proposes measures to mitigate the effects.
This joint letter by 40 music organisations calls for EU and national investment to address the current COVID-19 crisis and promote diversity.
Collaborative map to track policy measures
International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
Overview how music venues in different European countries approach re-opening of venues and clubs.