Since March 2020, the Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends actively monitors the developments regarding COVID-19 and the cultural field. Firstly, we mobilised our expert authors
to gather country specific information on the implications for the sector and the current measures being taken, which resulted in 29 country reports
. These reports were translated into a comparative overview of financial measures
. Additionally, we have collected and curated online initiatives
related to the cultural sector and beginning of the pandemic. In May 2020, we launched an interview series
that examines the different dimensions of the role of artists, policy makers and the effects of COVID-19 on arts and culture in Europe. As cultural venues were slowly opening their doors again in June 2020, we also offered a comparative overview of reopening measures
in different countries.