Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cultural institutions and venues around the world have been forced to close their doors − leaving not only hundreds and thousands of cultural events cancelled, but even more people without work and income.
At the moment, the total effect on the cultural sector and the subsequent measures to be taken remain unclear. However, the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends intends to monitor current developments related to COVID-19 within the cultural field . We are currently mobilising our community of expert authors to gather country specific information on the implications for the sector and the current measures being taken. Additionally, we are curating a list of online initiatives that are a first reaction to the shutdown of cultural life.
We hope to present you with the first results of these efforts soon. In the meantime, the process of updating our country profiles will continue as usual and we are working hard to publish finished profiles as soon as possible.