As the Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends will be moving from the Boekman Foundation to the Kulturpolitische Geselschaft at the end of 2020, we would like to give an update on what the current team will be working on this autumn.
Over the last six months, the Compendium actively monitored the developments regarding COVID-19 and the cultural field. This resulted in a special COVID-19 section with country reports from our expert authors, comparative overviews of financial and reopening measures, a selection of online initiatives, an interview series and a list of relevant resources. The end of the pandemic and the devastating impact on the cultural sector is far from in sight, which makes the need for updated information all the more important.
For the remainder of the year, the COVID-19 section of the Compendium will be updated with relevant publications on COVID-19’s (long-term) effects on the cultural sector in Europe. This means that the focus lies on sharing information provided by important cultural actors without actively publishing new COVID-19 related information ourselves. Instead, this autumn is all about the Compendium’s core business: our comparable country profiles on cultural policy.
Currently, our expert authors from Ireland, Estonia, Belgium, Malta, Poland, Finland and Croatia are working on the updated version of their profiles. These new country profiles will be published gradually before 2021, so do keep an eye on our website to see which profile is available when.
If you have any further questions or suggestions for our COVID-19 resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.