Financial measures

Comparative overview:
Financial measures

This comparative overview translates the Compendium’s COVID-19 country reports into a table, resulting in a simplified overview of all financial measures outlined in the reports. The table allows you to filter the information per country, type of measure, generic or culture specific measures, and implementation level. It is also possible to search for specific information manually. This page is frequently updated with new information from our country reports.

Last update: September 23rd

CountryEntityMeasureDescriptionGeneric/Culture specificImplementation levelBeneficiariesTotal amount (in EUR millions)Distribution of fundsConditionsStatus
AlbaniaThe Albanian GovernmentFiscal leniencyTax defferal and postponement of the deadline for submitting yearly financial reports.GenericNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutionsNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
AlbaniaThe Albanian GovernmentFund/GrantFinancial benefits for self-employed and the unemployed and beneficiaries of economic support.GenericNationalSelf-employedNot limitedEUR 210 - EUR 420Self-employed individuals who have a yearly turn over above EUR 11.300 can benefit from the scheme.Implemented
AlbaniaThe Albanian GovernmentFiscal leniencyRent payment deferral for those businesses whose activity was suspended in March and April due to corona virus.GenericNationalBusinessesNot applicableNot applicableBusinesses whose yearly income is EUR 114,164 can benefit from the schemeImplemented
AlbaniaThe Albanian GovernmentFund/GrantOne payment support for employed in business whose activity was suspended during March-June (excluding those working in the NGO sector and some other categories, such as lawyers, architects, double employed).GenericNationalEmployedNot limitedEUR 322Employed in businesses with a yearly income over EUR 114.164 can benefit the schemeImplemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentFund/GrantHardship fund - emergency aid for partial compensation of the net income loss.GenericNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions2000EUR 6,000 - EUR 12,000 + an additional "come-back bonus" of EUR 500 per month.Compensation over a period of max. 6 months for freelancers and cultural SMEs.Implemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentFund/GrantDonation to the Artists’ Social Insurance FundCulture specificNationalSelf-employed10EUR 3.00 max (one-off payment)Support for artists and cultural educators, who are neither entitled to apply to the hardship fund nor to the bridge funding for artistsImplemented
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportGrant leniencyLeniency in funded projects and annual grants are paid in full even if events cannot take place due to COVID-19.Culture specificNationalCultural institutionsNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentEmployment aidCorona short-time work. Employees remain in stable employment with nearly full wage compensation.GenericNationalEmployedNot applicableNot applicableWork time can be reduced to 30-80%. Prolonged until 31 March 2021.Implemented
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportFund/GrantFund for non-profit organisations.GenericNationalSmall businesses/Cultural institutions700Not specifiedApplicants can receive subsidies for 100% of fixed costs from March until September and a flat rate for maintenance costs.Implemented
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportFund/GrantIncreased subsidies for the film sector.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed/Businesses1,1Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportFund/GrantIncreased subsidies for cinemas.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions0,45Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportFund/GrantIncreased subsidies for the publishing sector.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions0,8Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportFund/GrantIncreased subsidies for the Austrian Music Fund.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed/Cultural institutions0,42Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportFund/GrantIncreased subsidies for theatres.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions0,2Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportFund/GrantIncreased subsidies for visual arts and photography.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed0,25Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentFund/GrantBridging fund for freelance artists, processed by the social insurance agency for self-employed persons.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed90EUR 6,000 max. (one-off payment)Not specifiedImplemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentFund/GrantFund for audiovisual productions (cinema, TV, documentary films, commercials) that have been discontinued due to COVID-19.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions25VariableNon-repayable grant of up to 75% of the default costs that occurred since 16 March.Implemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentLiquidity aidA law for cancelled events due to COVID-9 aims to ensure the liquidity of event organisers.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutionsNot applicableNot applicableInstead of refunding tickets, event organisers may issue a voucher.Implemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentFiscal leniencyReduction or deferral of social security contributions for freelance operators.GenericNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions/Self-employedNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentFiscal leniencyTax deferrals (income tax, corporate tax etc.)GenericNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions/Self-employed/EmployedNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentFund/GrantFixed-cost subsidy for companiesGenericNationalBusinessesNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentLoanFederally secured guarantees for bank loans in order to cover the short-term liquidity.GenericNationalNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentFiscal leniencyReduction of the VAT to 5% for gastronomy, culture and publishingGeneric/Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutionsNot applicableNot applicableThe reduction is in place from July 2020 until the end of 2021.Implemented
AustriaThe Federal GovernmentFund/GrantCOVID-Start-up Emergency Fund by Austria Wirtschaftsservice GmbHGenericNationalBusinessesNot applicableNot applicableThe fund will double the equity capital of SMEs.Implemented
BelgiumThe Federal GovernmentEmployment aidTemporary unemployment benefit (adapted to COVID-19).GenericNationalEmployed/BusinessesNot specifiedNot specifiedFlexibility of old conditions.Implemented
BelgiumThe Federal GovernmentEmployment aidAlready existing Bridging benefit (overbruggingsrecht).GenericNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedNot specifiedBenefit related to height of income.Implemented
BelgiumThe Federal GovernmentFiscal leniencyConditions of Tax Shelter agreements have been adjusted to help producers to bridge the gap in expenditure. Aimed at facilitating private investments in audiovisual productions and performing arts.Culture specificNationalSmall businesses/BusinessesNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumFlemish CommunityFund/GrantAn emergency fund of EUR 200 million for the cultural and other sectors.GenericRegionalNot specified200Not specifiedNot specifiedStill to be decided on how this emergency fund will be allocated to and within these sectors.
BelgiumFlemish CommunityFund/GrantImpediment fee (‘hinderpremie’) for businesses, self-employed and organisations with at least one full time employee (including those in the arts and culture sector).GenericRegionalSelf-employed/Cultural institutionsNot specifiedEUR 4,000Only to those providing services to an audience on a physical location (e.g. a theatre). One-off fund, with small exceptionsImplemented
BelgiumFlemish RegionFund/GrantCompensation fee (‘compensatiepremie’): also for organisations/businesse with no services to an audience on location.GenericRegionalBusinesses/Cultural institutionsNot specifiedEUR 3,000Must suffer a loss of income of 60% or more.Implemented
BelgiumBrussels-Capital RegionFund/GrantCompensation fee for small independent companies (up to 5 full time employees).GenericRegionalBusinessesNot specifiedEUR 2,000One-off paymentIn development
BelgiumThe City of GhentFund/GrantSupport for the cultural institutions of the City of Ghent, as part of a larger relaunching plan.Culture specificMunicipalCultural institutions2,7Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
BelgiumFlemish CommunityFund/GrantAn emergency fund for the cultural sector, primarily directed to structurally funded cultural organisations to cover their own losses and distribute the support to non-subsidized organisations and individuals within their networks.Culture specificRegionalCultural institutions65,0Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumFlemish CommunityFund/GrantEmergency fund for local governments.GenericRegionalCultural institutions87,3Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumFlemish CommunityEmployment aidStimulation fee (‘aanmoedigingspremie’), aimed at (cultural) businesses in financial distress that keep employees in part time employment in order to avoid firing them.Culture specificRegionalBusinessesNot specifiedNot specifiedBusinesses suffering financial losses of 20% or more can also apply.Implemented
BelgiumFlemish CommunityFiscal leniencyPostponement of the payment of certain taxes.GenericRegionalBusinessesNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumBrussels-Capital RegionFund/GrantEmergency fund for the cultural sector.Culture specificRegionalSelf-employed/Employed/Cultural institutions8,4EUR 1,500 - EUR 2,000EUR 5 million is aimed at cultural workers who cannot benefit from other forms of support.Implemented
BelgiumThe City of BrugesFund/GrantRelaunching plan fund.GenericMunicipalCultural institutions6,0Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumThe City of MechelenFund/GrantSolidarity fund for professional artists and arts organisations.Culture specificMunicipalSelf-employed/Employed/Cultural institutions0,1Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFiscal leniencyGrant guaranteeCulture specificRegionalCultural institutionsNot applicableNot applicableNoImplemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationLoanLoan guaranteeGeneric/Culture specificRegionalSelf-employed/Employed/BusinessesNot specifiedNot specifiedFor sectors and operators who encounter difficulties in accessing credit due to the COVID-19 and facilitate access to loaning with crowdfundingImplemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFund/GrantEmergency fundGenericRegionalSmall businesses/Cultural institutions50,08,6 million dedicated for cultural operatorsThe organisations benefiting from the emergency fund will have to ensure the remuneration of the final service providers (for example, for culture: companies, artists, etc.)Implemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFund/GrantEmergency fundCulture specificRegionalCultural institutions8,5Not specifiedFor cultural operators for the period May 4 to July 5Implemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFund/GrantEmergency fundCulture specificRegionalCultural institutions2,5Not specifiedTo support festivals for the period May 5 to August 31Implemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFund/GrantEmergency fundCulture specificRegionalCultural institutions1,0Not specifiedTo support artistic sectors in difficulty in the context of international dissemination for the period March 13 to June 30Implemented
BelgiumST’Art investment fundLoanEmergency loanCulture specificRegionalSmall businesses/Cultural institutionsNot specifiedEUR 20.000 to 100.000 with a fixed rate of 2%available for a period of 6 months (possibly renewable for 6 months)Implemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFiscal leniencyemergency measures for audiovisual professionalsCulture specificRegionalSelf-employedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFund/GrantMeasures envisaged for the benefit of producersCulture specificRegionalSmall businesses/BusinessesNot specifiedNot specifiedCoverage of additional production costs until December 2020, Increase in production aid by 20% in 2020 and 2021, between EUR 100.000 and 150.000 aid per belgian seriesImplemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFund/GrantEmergency aid for journalistsCulture specificRegionalSmall businesses/Businesses3,0Not specifiedTo compensate the journalism sector for the loss of revenue caused by the crisisImplemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFund/GrantIncrease journalism fundCulture specificRegionalSelf-employed0,6Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFund/GrantHelp for authorsCulture specificRegionalSelf-employed0,7Not specifiedTo help accessible projects impacted by the crisis whatever the professional category (author, publisher, distributor, bookseller)Implemented
BelgiumBookstore Aid FundLoanAid to booksellersCulture specificRegionalSmall businesses0,2Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumWallonia- Brussels FederationFund/GrantSupport for the LIBREL platformCulture specificRegionalSmall businesses0,1Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumGoverment of WalloniaFund/GrantExtraordinary solidarity fundGenericRegionalSelf-employed/Small businesses233EUR 2500 - EUR 5.0005.000 for a company completely closed or stopped, EUR 2500 for a company that must modify the days of closureImplemented
BelgiumGoverment of WalloniaFiscal leniencySuspension of tax paymentGenericRegionalSelf-employed/Small businessesNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
BelgiumGoverment of WalloniaFund/GrantGet Up Wallonia!Culture specificRegionalSelf-employed/Small businesses285EUR 2500Not specifiedImplemented
BelgiumCity of MechelenFund/GrantSolidarity Fund for professional artists and arts organisationsCulture specificMunicipalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions/Businesses0,11Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
CroatiaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantCrisis fund for employed/self-employed who were engaged in projects delayed due to the pandemic.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/EmployedNot limitedVariableTo have already approved projects.Implemented
CroatiaThe Croatian Employment Service (managed by)Employment aidSupport for the preservation of jobs in fields affected by Coronavirus.GenericNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions666EUR 216 - EUR 433To provide a proof of the negative impact of COVID-19 measures; the grant amount is based on employement status (full-time/part-time).Implemented
CroatiaThe Croatian ParliamentFiscal leniencyThe law on the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Property was amended which allowed monument rent suspension.Culture specificNationalCultural institutionsNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
CroatiaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantAid for self-employed artists impeded to continue work activities.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot limitedEUR 215 - EUR 430Based on average wage in 2019Implemented
CroatiaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantCall for Artistic Professional Associations for funding of the one-time assistance to their members affected by the pandemic.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedNot specifiedThe members of the associations apply for
funding through their association.
Implemented
CroatiaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantCall for proposals “Arts and Culture Online”, aimed to increase online cultural and artistic participation of persons under 25 and over 54.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions3,3EUR 13,000 - EUR 66,666Within the framework of the Operational Programme Effective Human Resources 2014-2020 financed by the European Social Fund.Implemented
CroatiaAgency of Electronic MediaFund/GrantCall for the Support Journalistic Work in Electronic Publications, launched to help to journalists, photo reporters, cameramen affected by the crisis.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed0,13Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
CyprusThe Cyprus GovernmentFund/GrantA Suspended Operations Plan for all businesses that have suffered losses beyond 25% of their turnover.GenericNationalBusinessesNot specifiedNot specifiedAll businesses that have suffered losses beyond 25% of their turnover are eligible, regardless of whether their business has been suspended or not.Implemented
CyprusThe Cyprus GovernmentEmployment aidSupport for businesses to avoid redundancies.GenericNationalBusinessesNot specifiedNot specifiedThe affected workers will receive unemployment allowance for as long as the business is under suspended operations.Implemented
CyprusThe Cyprus GovernmentFund/GrantSupport Plan for Small Businesses, for businesses employing up to 5 people who have suffered a loss bigger than 25% of their turnover.GenericNationalBusinesses/EmployedNot specifiedVariableThe plan foresees a subsidy of 70% of workers’ salary for those small businesses who keep their employees on staff.Implemented
CyprusThe Cyprus GovernmentFiscal leniencyDeferral of bank instalments payment, including interest on credit facilities granted and/or purchased and/or managed by financial institutions. GenericNationalSelf-employed/Natural persons/Legal entities governed by public lawNot applicableNot applicableNo previous delays of more than 30 days in paying the instalment in line with contractual obligations on 29 February 2020.Implemented
CyprusThe Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and YouthFund/GrantEmergency grant of a fixed amount for professionals of the creative and cultural sector.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/EmployedNot limitedEUR 900Not specifiedImplemented
CyprusThe Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and YouthFund/GrantIncrease, by 50%, of the amount provided for the Purchase of Art Works for the State Collection.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
CyprusThe Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and YouthFund/GrantSupport of cultural entities by financing their operating expenses in order to sustain their viability.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions/BusinessesNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
CyprusThe Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and YouthFund/GrantA grant of a percentage of the total amount of confirmed losses due to the pandemic for the film productions that were in the proces of filming or had prepared for filming for the months of March-June 2020.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutionsNot specifiedVariableThe losses to be covered should not include amounts that fall within or are covered by the general financial framework of state aid to corporations (e.g. salaries of permanent staff etc.) or are covered by insurance companies.Implemented
Czech RepublicThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantSupport fund primarily for those in the all-year subsidy groups of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, and small publishers.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions16,1Not specifiedApplicants have provided cultural services for at least 3 years and have been successful at least once in the Ministry’s grant procedures in the past three years (2018-2020).Announced
Czech RepublicThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantCall for projects using multimedia platforms adressed to subjects of independent non-established theatre, classical and alternative music, and dance and motion art.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions1,1Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
Czech RepublicThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantSupport fund for professional theatres, orchestras, and choirs (part of the State Support Programme) and museums and galleries (whose collections are part of the Central Register of Collections).Culture specificNationalCultural institutions10,1Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
Czech RepublicThe City of PragueFund/GrantSpecial-purpose subsidy for theatres and other cultural institutions.Culture specificMunicipalCultural institutions9,2Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
Czech RepublicThe City of PragueFund/GrantCampaign to attract local tourists and a benefit programme including entrance fee discounts.Culture specificMunicipalBusinesses/Cultural institutions3,7Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
Czech RepublicThe Ministry of Culture and Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI)Fund/GrantExtraordinary Call to Support Making Art Accessible through Digital Media.Culture specificNationalNot specified1,1Not specifiedFocuses on the interdisciplinary connection between live art and the audience through new technologies. Deadline June 15th.Ended
Czech RepublicThe Ministry of CultureLiquidity aidVouchers.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutionsNot applicableNot applicablePeople can ask the organisers for vouchers for events with an expected performance date of up to October 31st, 2020.Implemented
Czech RepublicThe Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Industry and TradeFund/GrantSpecial grant programme for the cultural and creative industries.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutionsNot specifiedNot specifiedThe assistance should be of a twofold nature: direct financial support and creative vouchers.Announced
Czech RepublicThe Ministry of Culture Department of Art, Literature and LibrariesFund/GrantSpecial call for applications for support from the 2020 State Budget. Culture specificNationalCultural institutions16,5Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
EstoniaThe Estonian GovernmentFund/GrantCompensation for the direct costs of events (culture and sports) cancelled due to the coronavirus in March-April.Culture specificNationalNot specified3Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
EstoniaThe Estonian Unemployment Insurance FundEmployment aidLabour Market Support Measure: distribution of wage benefits to employers in need to cover the March-May period. The Unemployment Insurance Fund and the employer will pay all labour taxes on wages and benefits.GenericNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions250EUR 1,000 max.Based on gross wage of last 12 months, plus remuneration for the employee by the employer which should be a minimum of EUR 150 in gross amount.Implemented
EstoniaThe Estonian Unemployment Insurance FundFiscal leniencyTax administration measures: the abolition of the advance payment of social tax for self-employed persons for the second quarter of 2020; suspension of the calculation of tax interest for two months (March-April); deferral of payment of tax arrears for 18 months (currently up to 6 months), with a lower interest rate.GenericNationalSelf-employedNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
EstoniaKredex FoundationLoanLoan guarantees, accessible in stages, aimed to assist companies.GenericNationalBusinesses1550Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
EstoniaEntreprise EstoniaFund/GrantCompensation of a small entrepreneur’s damages as a COVID-19 crisis support.GenericNationalBusinesses35EUR 3,000 - EUR 5,000The support is for micro enterprises whose 2019 turnover was at least EUR 20,000 and at most EUR100,000.Implemented
EstoniaThe Council of the Cultural Endowment of EstoniaFund/GrantSupport for sub-endowments and county expert groups to maintain their activities through a Special scholarship for creative persons affected by the crisis.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedEUR 500 (expert groups); EUR 2,000 (sub-endowments)The scholarship will be distributed based on recieved proposals.Implemented
EstoniaThe Council of the Cultural Endowment of EstoniaMedical aidMedical subsidy for individuals who have excelled in the field of culture.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedPart of expenses for necessary medications, which are not covered by state health insurance.Natural persons or legal entities can apply for this fund on behalf of a natural person.Implemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureGrant leniencySubsistence support by adjusting the terms of application and qualifying criteria of the existing Creative Persons and Artistic Associations Act.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed4,2Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureGrant leniencySubsistence support for choir conductors and mentors of dance groups by adjusting the terms of application and qualifying criteria of the existing Creative Persons and Artistic Associations Act.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed0,6Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantPartial compensation for museums for the loss due to canceled events/activities, covering unavoidable fixed costs.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions6VariableThe grants will be distributed in proportion to the amount requested by all applicantsImplemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantPartial compensation for theaters for the loss due to canceled events/activities, covering unavoidable fixed costs.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions4VariableThe grants will be distributed in proportion to the amount requested by all applicantsImplemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantPartial compensation for music sector for the loss due to canceled events/activities, covering unavoidable fixed costs.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions/Businesses4VariableThe grants will be distributed in proportion to the amount requested by all applicantsImplemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantPartial compensation for the field of literature for the loss due to canceled events/activities, covering unavoidable fixed costs.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions/Businesses0,5VariableThe grants will be distributed in proportion to the amount requested by all applicantsImplemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantPartial compensation for the field of design for the loss due to canceled events/activities, covering unavoidable fixed costs.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions0,5VariableThe grants will be distributed in proportion to the amount requested by all applicantsImplemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantPartial compensation for festivals, foundations and collectives for the loss due to canceled events/activities, covering unavoidable fixed costs.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions2,6VariableThe grants will be distributed in proportion to the amount requested by all applicantsImplemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantPartial compensation for festivals, foundations and collectives for the loss due to canceled events/activities, covering unavoidable fixed costs.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions0,6VariableThe grants will be distributed in proportion to the amount requested by all applicantsImplemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantPartial compensation of unavoidable fixed costs already incurred due to canceled events and activities.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions0,6VariableThe grants will be distributed in proportion to the amount requested by all applicantsImplemented
EstoniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantPartial compensation of the unavoidable fixed costs due to canceled cultural events and activities of culture organisations.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions1,3VariableThe grants will be distributed in proportion to the amount requested by all applicantsImplemented
FinlandThe Ministry of Education and CultureFund/GrantThe General Government Fiscal Plan for 2021-2024 and second supplementary budget proposal for 2020 with focus on the costs caused by the coronavirus epidemic: for the arts and culture sector due to the loss of ticket revenue and other income.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions40Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
FinlandThe Ministry of Education and CultureFund/GrantThe General Government Fiscal Plan for 2021-2024 and second supplementary budget proposal for 2020 with focus on the costs caused by the coronavirus epidemic: fund for professionals in the field of arts and culture.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed19Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
FinlandThe Ministry of Education and CultureFund/GrantThe General Government Fiscal Plan for 2021-2024 and second supplementary budget proposal for 2020 with focus on the costs caused by the coronavirus epidemic: fund for national art institutions.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions3,2Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
FinlandThe Ministry of Education and CultureFund/GrantThe General Government Fiscal Plan for 2021-2024 and second supplementary budget proposal for 2020 with focus on the costs caused by the coronavirus epidemic: fund for theatres, orchestras and museums receiving central government transfers.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions18Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
FinlandThe Ministry of Education and CultureFund/GrantThe General Government Fiscal Plan for 2021-2024 and second supplementary budget proposal for 2020 with focus on the costs caused by the coronavirus epidemic: grant for the Governing Body of Suomenlinna and the Finnish Heritage Agency.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions1,3Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
FinlandThe Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Association of Finnish MunicipalitiesFund/GrantIndividuals can apply for financial support due to the coronavirus situation in the municipalities their business is registered in.GenericMunicipalSelf-employed/EmployedNot limitedEUR 2,000To cover operating costs incurred between March 1st and August 31st 2020Implemented
FinlandThe Ministry of Education and Culture & The Finnish Cultural FoundationFund/GrantGrant for the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) to assist arts and culture professionals hit by the coronavirus outbreak.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed1Taike is expecting to provide at least 500 grants with the funding.Short-term grants for freelance artistsImplemented
FinlandJane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, the Saastamoinen Foundation, the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland and the Jenny and Antti Wihuri FoundationFund/GrantGrant for the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike) to assist arts and culture professionals hit by the coronavirus outbreak.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed0,4Taike is expecting to provide at least 500 grants with the funding.Short-term grants for freelance artistsImplemented
FinlandThe Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)Fund/GrantTaike has set aside an amount for alleviating the coronavirus crisis.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed0,1Taike is expecting to provide at least 500 grants with the funding.Short-term grants for freelance artistsImplemented
FinlandBusiness FinlandFund/GrantBusiness development funding services to carry out new development measures aimed at preventing and correcting market and supply chain disruptions caused by the coronavirus.GenericNationalSelf-employed/Buisinesses700Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
FinlandThe Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes networkFund/GrantOpen call for artistic proposals related to themes such as the state of emergency, radical change, resilience, artistic practice in the future, alone together.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedEUR 1,500 - EUR 5,000Not specifiedImplemented
FranceADAMI (Collective management organisation for the rights of performers)Fund/GrantExceptional distribution directly to the artists.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed8,5Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FranceADAMI (Collective management organisation for the rights of performers)Fund/GrantFinancial aid maintained for artistic projects cancelled or postponed and previously supported by Adami with a special focus on the remuneration of artists.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions1,8Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FranceADAMI (Collective management organisation for the rights of performers)Fund/GrantMeasures to support artists facing the most urgent social situations.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed0,33Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FranceADAMI (Collective management organisation for the rights of performers)Fund/GrantContribution to the emergency fund set up by the National Music Centre (via the Ministry of Culture).Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed0,5Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FranceADAMI (Collective management organisation for the rights of performers)Fund/GrantPerforming arts emergency fund (excluding music).Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed0,2Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FranceThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantSupport mechanisms (partial activity, solidarity funds, State loans, exemptions from charges) for cultural stakeholders and the media.Culture specificNationalNot specified2900EUR 230 million solidarity fund; EUR 2.2 billion state loans; EUR 440 million partial activity indemnities.This aid will continue to fully benefit the cultural sectors most affected. Access to the solidarity fund has been broadened and extended until 2021.Implemented
FranceThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantEmergency measures allocated via cultural operators.Culture specificNationalNot specified120EUR 5 million emergency fund live performance; EUR 97 million loans and guarantees; EUR 18 million distributed via national centres for music, cinema, booksNot specifiedImplemented
FranceThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantIncrease national budget for culture and media 2021: additonal credits, tax expenditure, exemptions from social security contributions.Culture specificNationalNot specified1060Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FranceThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantPreserving the rights of performing and audiovisual artists and technicians until August 31, 2021.Culture specificNationalEmployed/Self-empoyed950Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FranceThe French GovernmentFund/GrantThe cultural sector is included in the national recovery plan that was announced in September 2020.Culture specificNationalNot specified2000Not specifiedFive priorities are defined: 1. Heritage restoration; 2. Support to the performing arts and public creative institutions; 3. Support for artists and young creators; 4. Consolidation of strategic cultural sectors; 5. Strategic investments for the future evolution of cultural and creative industries.Announced
GermanyThe Federal GovernmentEmployment aidShort-time work allowance.GenericNationalEmployedNot specified60% - 87% wage supplement for short time workPercentage dependant on months passed. Limited until the end of the yearImplemented
GermanyThe Federal GovernmentFund/GrantAid package for the self-employed and small businesses.GenericNationalSelf-employed/Small businesses50000EUR 9,000 (small businesses max. 5 employees); EUR 15,000 (companies max. 10 employees)Immediate financial aid in the form of grants (for ongoing operating costs) for 3 months.Implemented
GermanyThe Federal GovernmentEmployment aidSimplified access to basic security (also for cultural and media professionals): Access to unemployment benefit II.GenericNationalSelf-employedNot limitedNot specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
GermanyThe Federal GovernmentLiquidity aidOrganisers can issue a voucher instead of a refund of the ticket for events that cannot be realised due to COVID-19.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutionsNot applicableNot applicableAdjustment of the ‘Event Contract Law’Implemented
GermanyThe Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and EnergyFund/GrantEncouragement fund for consultation services for companies.GenericNationalBusinessesNot specifiedEUR 4,000Not specifiedImplemented
GermanyFederal State of Baden-WürttembergFund/GrantSupport for ongoing living costs.GenericRegionalSelf-employed/EmployedNot specifiedEUR 1,180Per inhabitant for 3 monthsImplemented
GermanyFederal State of Baden-WürttembergEmployment aidEmergency aid programme in addition to the federal programme, to secure livelihood and bridge liquidity shortage.GenericRegionalSelf-employed/Small businessesNot specifiedEUR 30,000Up to 3 months, with 11 to 50 employeesImplemented
GermanyThe Federal State of North Rhine-WestphaliaEmployment aidEmergency aid programme for artists.Culture specificRegionalSelf-employed5EUR 2,000One-time aidExhausted
GermanyThe Federal State of North Rhine-WestphaliaEmployment aidState programme in addition to the federal programme The programme is setup in order to secure livelihood and to bridge liquidity problems.GenericRegionalSelf-employed/Small businessesNot specifiedEUR 25,000Up to 3 months, with 11 to 50 employeesImplemented
GermanyThe Federal State of HamburgEmployment aidEmergency programme of the Senate in addition to the federal programme.GenericRegionalSelf-employed/Employed/BusinessesNot specifiedEUR 2,500 - EUR 30,000The amount based on number of employeesImplemented
GermanyThe Federal State of HamburgFund/GrantAid package for cultural institutions (including private theatres and music clubs) by the office for culture and media.Culture specificRegionalCultural institutions25Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
GermanyThe Hamburg investment and promotional bankFund/GrantStimulation package for cultural businesses in addition to the national emergency aid fund.Culture specificRegionalBuisinesses/Cultural institutions50Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
GermanyMunicipality of CologneFund/GrantEmergency fund for free culture’ for institutions, initiatives and festivals.Culture specificRegionalCultural institutions3Not specifiedMust be funded by Kulturamt KölnImplemented
GermanyThe Federal Association of Socio-Cultural CentresFund/Grant“Land INTAKT”, an emergency aid programme within the framework of “Culture in Rural Areas” fund and funds from the Federal Programme “Rural Development”.Culture specificRegionalCultural institutionsNot specifiedEUR 25,000 max.Only eligible for rural areas (up to 20,000 inhabitants)Implemented
GermanyThe Sociocultural FundFund/Grant“Inter-Action” funding programme for non-profit organisations for the development of new formats.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutionsNot specifiedEUR 5,000Non-profit organisations must be under private sponsorshipImplemented
GermanyGEMAFund/GrantEmergency aid programme for members (composers, lyricists, music publishers).Culture specificNationalSelf-employed40Not specifiedTwo umbrella fundsImplemented
GermanyThe Society for Ancillary RightsFund/GrantEmergency aid programme for authorised music representatives who suffer a loss of fees.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/EmployedNot specifiedEUR 250One-off amountNot specified
GermanyThe German Orchestra foundationFund/GrantImmediate financial aid for self-employed musicians (financed by donations).Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedEUR 500Immediate one-off paymentNot specified
GermanyThe magazine CrescendoFund/GrantImmediate financial aid for musicians.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/EmployedNot specifiedEUR 500Immediate one-off paymentCompleted
GermanyThe Performing Arts FundFund/GrantFunding programme “take care” for self-employed performing artists.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedEUR 5,000 max.Not specifiedNot specified
GermanyThe Performing Arts AllianceFund/GrantOne-time emergency aid for performing artists in need (financed by donations).Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedEUR 500One-time aidNot specified
GermanyThe German Library AssociationFund/GrantEmergency aid programme for libraries in rural areas “On site for everyone” for improving digital equipment and implementing modern concepts.Culture specificNationalCultural institutionsNot specifiedEUR 25,000 max.Part of support programme “Culture in rural areas”Implemented
GermanyThe German Association for ArchaeologyFund/GrantEmergency aid programme for local history museums in rural areas.Culture specificNationalCultural institutionsNot specifiedEUR 25,000 max.Part of the regular support programme “Culture in rural areas”Not specified
GermanyThe Film Funding Agency and State fundingFund/GrantThe aid funding programme for production, distribution and video.Culture specificNationalSmall businesses/Businesses15Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Ministry of FinanceFund/GrantSupport for the cultural sector.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions15Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantIncrease of the funding earmarked for Municipal and Regional Theatres.Culture specificRegionalCultural institutions0,10Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
GreeceThe Greek GovernmentFund/GrantTemporary economic supportGenericNationalSelf-employed/Employed/Small businessesNot specifiedEUR 800 (mid-March-end April) and EUR 534 (May)One-off paymentCompleted
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantAdditional support for cultural non-profit organisations that are excluded from the horizontal support measures.Culture specificNationalNon-profit organisationsNot specifiedEUR 2.000 per organisationOne-off payment to non-profit organisations that are in the Ministry’s Registry of Cultural OrganisationsImplemented
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Greek Film CentreFund/GrantCall for the development of short films, documentaries and animation films to stimulate the film sector.Culture specificNationalNot specified2,8Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Greek Film CentreGrant leniencyAcceleration of payments to motion pictures that are in the production stage.Culture specificNationalNot specifiedNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantEmergency support of small arthouse cinemas that traditionally present mostly Greek and European motion pictures.Culture specificNationalCultural institutionsNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantDoubling of this year’s funding for theatre and dance calls for non-profit organisations.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions3,4EUR 2,3 (theatre) and EUR 1,1 (dance) millionNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantAdditional support for theatre companies that had to cancel their shows because of the lockdown.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions/Businesses/Small businesses1,2Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantSpecific call for long-term dance research projects.Culture specificNationalNot specified0,12Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantSpecific call for visual arts projects, including long-term research and interdisciplinary projects.Culture specificNationalNot specified0,64Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantAllocation of additional resources to state-owned museums of contemporary art for the acquisition of works by Greek visual artists.Culture specificNationalCultural institutionsNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and Sports and the National Employment Service (OAED)Fund/GrantDissemination of a voucher for the purchase of books.Culture specificNationalUnemployed1,3EUR 20 per personUnemployed citizens over 25 years oldNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantDissemination of funds to regional authorities for music concerts across Greece.Culture specificRegionalNot specified1,3Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantSpecific call for design projects to promote the visibility of Greek design abroad.Culture specificNationalNot specified0,5Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantSpecific call for digital culture projects aiming at improving remote access of culture.Culture specificNationalNot specified0,8Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantSpecific call for video game development projects.Culture specificNationalNot specified0,3Not specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Greek GovernmentLiquidity aidA bill passed to allow performing arts producers to issue vouchers to reimburse tickets of cancelled concerts and performances.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions/Businesses/Small BusinessesNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Ministry of FinanceFiscal leniencyReducing the VAT of cinema tickets from 24% to 13%.Culture specificNationalCultural institutionsNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedNot specified
GreeceThe Ministry of LaborEmployment aidA programme in which 10.000 cultural professionals will receive full social insurance coverage during their work for a period of 3 months.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed13EUR 1,000 per personNot specifiedAnnounced
HungaryThe Copyright AssociationFund/GrantAid for the first 400 performing artists.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedEUR couple hundredNot specifiedNot specified
HungaryThe Ministry of human capacities (EMMI)Fund/GrantThe project Thank you Hungary!, offers help to independent performing artists not able to step on stage.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed2,8Not specifiedThe artists of accepted bids will be remunerated immediately.Announced
IrelandThe Irish GovernmentFund/GrantFinancial crisis support.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions1Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
IrelandThe Arts Council of IrelandFund/GrantCOVID-19 Crisis Response Award for the creation and dissemination of new artistic work (online, broadcast or other virtual means).Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions1EUR 3,000 max.NoneAnnounced
IrelandIrish Music Rights Organisation , Irish Recorded Music Association and First Music ContactFund/GrantCOVID-19 emergency relief fund (supported by Spotify) to support professionals in the music field.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/EmployedOpen collection fundEUR 750One-off paymentAnnounced
IrelandThe Irish GovernmentFund/GrantCOVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment fund to support those who lost their jobs due to the pandemic measures.GenericNationalEmployedNot limitedEUR 350Weekly paymentImplemented
IrelandScreen IrelandFund/GrantStrategic slate development fund (increased by EUR 2 million) to support the creative screen industry.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions/Businesses/Small businesses3EUR 75,000 - EUR 200,000Not specifiedAnnounced
IrelandScreen IrelandLoan leniencyEnhanced development support for the creative screen industry with 90% funding upfront on all development loans.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions/Businesses/Small businesses1EUR 40,000 max.Not specifiedAnnounced
IrelandScreen IrelandFund/GrantAdvanced investment in screenplay development.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed0,1EUR 12,000 - EUR 16,000Not specifiedAnnounced
IrelandScreen IrelandFiscal leniencyAdditional marketing, financial planning and distribution support for upcoming film and TV releases.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Small businesses0,15EUR 5,000Not specifiedAnnounced
IrelandThe Irish GovernmentFund/GrantFunding allocation to the Arts.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions25Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
IrelandThe Irish GovernmentFund/GrantAdditional funds ammount for the Arts Council .Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions20Not specified€5 million reserved for production of high-quality digital art and online performancesImplemented
ItalyThe Italian GovernmentFund/GrantSupport for self-employed in performing arts, inscribed to their own social security.GenericNationalSelf-employedNot limitedEUR 600Monthly sum (March, April, May)Implemented
ItalyThe Italian GovernmentFund/GrantEmergency fund to support performing arts, cinema and the audiovisual sector.Culture specificNationalNot specified245Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
ItalyMinistry of Culture and Tourism (MIBACT)Fund/GrantEmergency fund to support publishing, cancelled cultural events, and museums (non MIBACT).Culture specificNationalCultural institutions210Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
ItalyCassa depositi e prestitiFund/GrantCulture investment fund to support cultural heritage.Culture specificNationalNot specified100Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
LatviaALTUM (the national development finance institution)LoanProvision of loan guarantees and loans for crisis solutions to businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis.GenericNationalBusinessesNot applicableNot applicableInterest rates cut by 50% (small and medium enterprises) or 15% (large enterprises).Not specified
LatviaThe Latvian GovernmentFiscal leniencyThe idle-time benefit for tax payers.GenericNationalSelf-employed/EmployedNot specifiedEUR 700 max.75% of the gross income (employed and self-employed); 50% of the average revenue (small-businesses) during the previous two quarters.Implemented
LatviaThe Latvian Government - The Media Support FundFund/GrantSupport for media.Culture specificNationalNot specified2,04Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
LatviaThe Latvian GovernmentFiscal leniencyExemption from rent payments or their reduction for businesses in a crisis-affected sector.GenericNationalBusinessesNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
LatviaThe Latvian GovernmentFiscal leniencyTax deferral for businesses in the crisis-afected sectors.GenericNationalBusinessesNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
LithuaniaThe Lithuanian GovernmentEmployment aidSupport plan for the preservation of jobs: contribution to employers by covering part of the downtime or downtime allowance for employees.GenericNationalEmployed/Cultural institutions500Not less than MMWThe share of state funds will account for 60 percent, but no more than one MMWImplemented
LithuaniaEmployment Services under the Ministry of Social Security and LabourFund/GrantSupport fund for the self-employed without employment relationship and work-related income.GenericNationalSelf-employed50EUR 257Per month for up to three monthsUnder implementation
LithuaniaThe Lithuanian Ministry of CultureFund/GrantCreative downtime payments for artists.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed2EUR 607Monthly sum, granted for 3 monthsUnder implementation
LithuaniaThe Lithuanian Film CentreFund/GrantSupport fund for the film industry.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed/Businesses3,4Not specifiedNot specifiedUnder implementation
LithuaniaLithuanian Council for CultureFund/Grant“Development of new products and / or services of cultural and arts organizations” programme for digitization of cultural products and services and their adaptation to digital environment.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions3Not specifiedNot specifiedIn preparation
LithuaniaLithuanian Council for CultureFund/GrantIndividual grants for artists and culture professionals.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed0,6EUR 600Monthly sum, granted for 3 monthsUnder implementation
LithuaniaLithuanian Council for CultureFund/GrantThe copyright associations' funds, are redirected to compensate losses of self-employed in the field of culture.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed0,75EUR 600 - EUR 1800The size of payment depends proportionally on the size of revenue lossUnder implementation
LithuaniaState Tax Inspectorate under the Ministry of FinanceFiscal leniencyTax exemption for those whose economic activity is among the most affected.GenericNationalNot specifiedNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
MaltaThe Government of Malta through Malta Enterprise (economic development agency)Employment aidCovid Wage Supplement provides a basic wage to the employed in the most afflicted sectors, including creative arts (performing and visual arts) and (additionaly) film and television industry, cultural education, and photorgaphy.GenericNationalSelf-employed/EmployedNot limitedEUR 100 - EUR 800Monthly supplement, distributed based on impact level and employment status (part-time/ full-time/self-employed)Implemented
MaltaArts Council MaltaFund/GrantSpecial call of the Malta Arts Fund for artists and practitioners to develop projects addressing the cultural and creative sector as impacted by the situation.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed0,07EUR 7,500 max.NoneImplemented
MaltaMalta Enterprise (economic development agency)Fiscal leniencyDeferral of tax payment.GenericNationalSmall businesses/BusinessesNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
NetherlandsPrins Bernhard CultuurfondsFund/GrantFund for professional makers in the visual arts, theatre, film, dance, music and literature who do not receive multi-year subsidies from governments or government funds.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed2,5EUR 5,000-50,000The subsidised projects should be related to the corona crisis.Exhausted
NetherlandsMinistry of Social Affairs and EmploymentEmployment aidTemporary Emergency Bridging Measure for job security, providing companies with wage supplement for a three-month period in order to continue paying their staff.GenericNationalBusinessesNot limitedMaximum 90% of the wage bill, depending on the loss of turnover. UWV will provide an advance of 80% of the requested contribution.Loss of turnover must be at least 20%; no staff may be made redundant for economic reasons during the subsidy period.Implemented
NetherlandsMinistry of Economic Affairs and ClimateLiquidity aidFinancial aid for entrepreneurs (TOGO) to pay fixed costs (e.g. rent).GenericNationalBusinessesNot limitedEUR 4,000one-off net allowanceImplemented
NetherlandsMinistry of Economic Affairs and ClimateLiquidity aidTemporary Bridging Scheme (TOZO): support for self-employed and capital loan for entrepreneurs with acute liquidity problems.GenericNationalSelf-employed/BusinessesNot specifiedNot specified3 months max. supplements income to the social minimum wage.Implemented
NetherlandsPerforming Arts Fund, Mondriaan Fund, Dutch Literature Fund, Film Fund, Creative Industries Fund and Cultural Participation FundFund/GrantWithin their existing budgets, the six funds have made room for specific measures aimed at the various sectors they serve.Culture specificNationalNot specified15Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
NetherlandsThe Netherlands Film FundFund/GrantSupport fund for film and television productions in partnership with Netflix.Culture specificNationalNot specified1Not specifiedNot specifiedLaunched
NetherlandsThe city of AmsterdamFund/GrantSupport for art and cultural institutions (already subsidised by the municipality) within the municipal emergency fund of EUR 50 million.Culture specificMunicipalCultural institutions17Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
NetherlandsThe Dutch culture fundsFund/GrantPerforming Arts Fund, Mondriaan Fund, Dutch Literature Fund, Film Fund, Creative Industries Fund and Cultural Participation Fund will engage specific measures to aid the various sectors they serve.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed/Cultural institutions15Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
NetherlandsThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantAdditional fund for institutions that receive (multi-year) subsidies directly from the central government or through the state’s cultural funds.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions153Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
NetherlandsThe Ministry of CultureLoanLoans for monuments through the National Restoration Fund.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions50Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
NetherlandsThe Ministry of CultureLoanLoans for non-subsidised institutions via Culture+Entrepreneurship.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions30Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
NetherlandsThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantFund for municipalities and provinces to support their municipal institutions, distributed via the Mondriaan Fund, the Performing Arts Fund and the Netherlands Film Fund.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions48,5Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
NetherlandsThe Dutch GovernmentFund/GrantThe new Fixed Charges Allowance scheme is amended. The allowance, can benefit many entrepreneurs in the cultural and creative sector.GenericNationalSelf-employed/Small businessesNot specifiedEUR 20,000 - EUR 50,000Not specifiedImplemented
NetherlandsThe Dutch GovernmentFund/GrantMunicipalities, provinces and regional water authorities will receive an initial support package, including reimbursment of costs for local cultural organisations, such as libraries, music schools, museums, municipal theaters and cinemas.GenericNationalCultural institutions566Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
NetherlandsThe rights organisations in the cultural sectorFund/GrantSet up from the main debt collection companies and the contribution from the Minister of Culture, the emergency fund will be used in different schemes, depending on the needs of different organisations.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions10Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
NetherlandsBankGiro Lottery and private fundsFund/GrantKickstart Culture Fund or theatre productions, exhibitions and concertsCulture specificNationalCultural institutions16Not specifiedIntended for cultural organisations that cannot make use of the government package of EUR 300 million
NetherlandsMunicipalitiesFund/GrantSupport for the local and regional sector.Culture specificMunicipalCultural institutions60Municipalities receive the EUR 60 million advance from the government through the general payment in the municipal fund, from which they can grant subsidies.Intended for local and regional cultural institutions that suffer from the COVID-19 measures.Implemented
NetherlandsThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantAdditional financial support package for the cultural sectorCulture specificNational/MunicipalCultural institutions/Self-employed/Employed482EUR 200 for cultural institutions, artists and creative professionals; EUR 20 million for private museums and art collections of national importance; EUR 15 million for preservation of national sailing heritage; EUR 15 million for film productions and pilots; EUR 150 million for municipalities.Not specifiedAnnounced
NorwayThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantSupport scheme for stakeholders who canceled/postponed events due to restricitions.Culture specificNationalNot specified30Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
NorwayThe House of Literature in Oslo and the Norwegian Writer’s CentreFund/GrantSolidarity fund for vulnerable freelancers and others in the literature industry.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
PolandThe Ministry of Culture and National HeritageFund/GrantSocial assistance package from the Culture Promotion Fund for artists unable to work.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedNot specifiedDocumentation certifying the inability to perform work.Not specified
PolandThe Polish GovernmentFiscal leniency‘Anti-crisis shield’: financial benefit; social security charges exemption; parking benefits for contract workers and self-employed. GenericNationalSelf-employed/Small businessesNot limitedEUR 438Not specifiedAdopted
PolandThe Ministry of Culture and National HeritageFund/GrantSubsidies for the development of digital forms of artistic creativity.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutionsNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
PolandThe Ministry of Culture and National HeritageFund/GrantGrants for compensation of losses in culture (launched after loosening the rigors of the epidemic status).Culture specificNationalNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specifiedNot specified
PortugalThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantEmergency Support Line for the Arts (through the Cultural Development Fund) to support performing arts, visual arts and interdisciplinary approaches of all entities.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions1EUR 20,000 max. (entities); EUR 2,500 max. (individual artists)The aplicants have worked in the last 6 months in the field of the project they are applying withAnnounced
PortugalThe Calouste Gulbenkian FoundationFund/GrantEmergency support in areas to which the foundation commonly grants support in the form of the partial replacement of lost earnings and contributing towards meeting living costs.Culture specificNationalSmall businesses/Businesses1,5Not specifiedNot specifiedApproved
PortugalThe Calouste Gulbenkian FoundationFund/GrantGrants for new creators in cinema, dance and theatre.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed0,2Not specifiedNot specifiedApproved
PortugalThe artists’ collecting society GDA “Gestão Direitos dos Artistas”Fund/GrantFund to ensure “essential needs” for artists.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed1Not specifiedEUR 500 thousand applied immediately, another EUR 500 thousand will be integrated in a larger fund.Announced
RomaniaThe Romanian GovernmentEmployment aidAllowances for independent artists and individuals: compensation equal to the gross minimum wage per economy; granting technical unemployment in the case of SRLs and NGOs that temporarily suspend the employment contract.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedNot specifiedThe employees benefit from a state subsidized allowance of 75% of the salary, but not more than 75% of the average gross salary in the economy.Adopted
RomaniaThe Romanian GovernmentFiscal leniencyDeferral of rent and utilities and payment for small and medium-sized companies who have totally or partially interrupted their activity.GenericNationalSmall businesses/BusinessesNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedAdopted
RomaniaCounty Agencies for Payments and Social Inspection/ The Agency for Payments and Social Inspection of the Municipality of BucharestFund/GrantCompensation for natural persons who obtain income exclusively from copyright and related rights.Culture specificMunicipalSelf-employedNot limited75% of the average gross national wageThe applicants must not obtain income from other activities and must declare on their own responsibility that they are unable to carry out their activity.Adopted
RomaniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantThe ACCES Online 2020 financing project for cultural projects (theatre, music, dance, visual arts and intangible heritage) which can be disseminated exclusively in the online environment.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions0,2EUR 10,300 max.Not specifiedLaunched
RomaniaThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantThe second session of the call for funding: "Strengthening cultural entrepreneurship and the development of the audience and the public”, aiming to increase access to culture, promote cultural diversity and strengthen intercultural dialogue.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions/Businesses2,0EUR 50,000 - EUR 200,000Not specifiedAnnounced
RomaniaThe National Institute for Cultural Research and TrainingLegalThe Registry of the Independent Cultural Sector for both non-governmental organizations and individual workers in the cultural field.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutionsNot applicableNot applicableRegistration is administered through an online platform.Implemented
RomaniaThe Romanian GovernmentFiscal leniencyLeniency for taxes obtained in Romania by non-residents, from activities carried out in the sector of
organising events or the effective participation in cultural, artistic, sportive, scientific, educational or entertainment events.
Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/EmployedNot applicableNot applicableNot applicableAdopted
RomaniaSeveral independent cultural entities from BucharestFund/GrantPay the rent of an independent actor platform: the public is invited to buy tickets to a theatre performance. The tickets money is donated to independent actors.Culture specificMunicipalSelf-employed/EmployedOpen collection fundNot specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
SerbiaThe Serbian GovernmentFund/GrantSupport fund for self-employed artists, distributed through local self-government.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed1,8EUR 255Monthly payment for March, April and MayAdopted
SerbiaAssociation of theatre artists in VojvodinaFund/GrantSolidarity fund for theatre artists, members of the Association.Culture specificRegionalSelf-employed/Cultural institutionsOpen collection fundNot specifiedNoneLaunched
SerbiaThe Serbian GovernmentFiscal leniencyTax deferrals on salary tax, social security contributions and corporate income tax, in order to preserve the liquidity of business sector.GenericNationalBusinessesNot applicableNot applicableRepayment of obligations in installments starts from the beginning of 2021Adopted
SerbiaThe Serbian GovernmentEmployment aidDirect aid to large companies aimed at avoiding layoffs during and after the state of emergency.GenericNationalBusinessesNot limitedEUR 115Per employeeAdopted
SerbiaThe Serbian GovernmentEmployment aidDirect aid to entrepreneurs, micro, small and medium size companies, as well as non-for profit organisations to continue the payment of salaries.GenericNationalSelf-employed/Small businesses/BusinessesNot limitedEUR 255Per employee, for up to three monthsAdopted
SerbiaSerbian Development FundLoanSet of measures related to loans and guarantees to business entities, in order to preserve and improve the liquidity of a legal entity.GenericNationalBusinesses200EUR 42,400 - EUR 425,000The repayment period is 36 months with a 12-month grace periodAdopted
SerbiaThe City of BelgradeFund/GrantDirect aid to non permanently employed artists who have contracts with Belgrade city cultural institutions.Culture specificMunicipalSelf-employedNot limitedEUR 255Per month, for three months.Adopted
SerbiaIndependent art and culture associations (ULUS, BAZAART, STANICA, SULUV, AICA Srbija and NKSS)Fund/GrantSolidarity fund for art and cultural workers who lost the majority/total of their income due to pandemic restrictions, and were omitted from the Government's aid measures.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedOpen collection fundNot specifiedOne-off paymentAdopted
SpainInstitute of Official Credit (ICO)Fund/GrantFund to mitigate the economic and social impact of COVID-19 (50% of the first release of the funding will be granted to SMEs and individual professionals).GenericNationalSelf-employed/Small businesses20000Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
SpainThe Spanish GovernmentFiscal leniencyDeferral of the payment of mortgages for economic activity; Social Security contributions; utilities payment.GenericNationalNot specifiedNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedAdopted
SpainDepartment for Culture and Historical Heritage - AndalusiaFund/GrantFund for the acquisition of works to support Andalusian artists and galleries.Culture specificRegionalSelf-employed/Small businesses0,5Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
SpainThe Institut for Balearic StudiesFund/GrantUrgent and retroactive aids for the performing arts sector.Culture specificRegionalSelf-employed/Employed/Cultural institutions0,17Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
SpainThe Institut for Balearic StudiesFund/GrantUrgent and retroactive aids for the visual arts sector.Culture specificRegionalSelf-employed/Employed/Cultural institutions0,12Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
SpainThe Institut for Balearic StudiesFund/GrantUrgent and retroactive aids for the field of literature.Culture specificRegionalSelf-employed/Employed/Cultural institutions0,1Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
SpainThe Institut for Balearic StudiesFund/GrantUrgent and retroactive aids for the music field.Culture specificRegionalSelf-employed/Employed/Cultural institutions0,17Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
SpainCatalonian Financial Institute (ICF)Liquidity aidCulture Liquidity: loans to face the need for liquidity of the cultural companies.Culture specificRegionalBusinesses10EUR 20,000 min EUR 300,000 maxLoan term maximum 5 years, including a grace period of 1 year. Without commissions.Not specified
SpainBarcelona City CouncilFund/GrantExtra fund for subsidy applications with emphasis on the most vulnerable structures linked to grass-roots culture in all its variants and sectors.Culture specificMunicipalCultural institutions1Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
SpainBarcelona City CouncilFund/GrantExtra investment to boost collections in libraries.Culture specificMunicipalCultural institutions1Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
SpainCultura de la Generalitat ValencianaFund/Grant‘ReaCtivem’, a package of measures for the cultural sector.Culture specificMunicipalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions4Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
SwitzerlandThe Federal CouncilLoanA guarantee program to ensure that SMEs (individual companies, partnerships, legal entities) receive bridging loans from banks.GenericNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions19000Not specifiedNot specifiedApproved
SwitzerlandThe Federal CouncilLoanEmergency aid in form of repayable interest-free loan in 2020 for non-profit cultural enterprises.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions95Not specifiedThe loans amount to a maximum of 30 percent of the company’s/individuals earnings in accordance with the last revised annual financial statements.Approved
SwitzerlandThe Federal CouncilLoanEmergency aid in form of repayable interest-free loan in 2020 for cultural workers.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed24Not specifiedThe loans amount to a maximum of 30 percent of the company’s/individuals earnings in accordance with the last revised annual financial statements.Approved
SwitzerlandThe Federal CouncilFund/GrantLoss compensation (due to event cancellation/postponement) for profit and non-profit cultural enterprises and cultural workers.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions138Not specifiedThe default compensation covers a maximum of 80 percent of the financial loss.Approved
SwitzerlandThe Federal CouncilFund/GrantFinancial support for amateur arts and culture associations.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions9,5Not specifiedNot specifiedApproved
SwitzerlandThe City of ZurichFund/GrantEmergency aid for self-employed persons and micro-enterprises who have closed their business or lost many orders due to the corona virus.GenericMunicipalSelf-employed/Small businessesNot specifiedEUR 2,400Unbureaucratic, rapid assistance.Launched
United KingdomThe Government of the United KingdomEmployment aidSupport measures for businesses: loans, exemptions from business rates and contribution with up to 80% of employee salaries for three months.GenericNationalBusinesses377000Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
United KingdomThe Government of the United KingdomFund/GrantFinancial support for self-employed workers in the cultural sector.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedEUR 2,850 max.The monthly sum (up to 80% of average monthly earnings over the past three financial years) will be distributed for three monthsAnnounced
United KingdomThe Government of the United KingdomFund/GrantRelief Package for the cultural sector.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions1800EUR108 million for Scotland, EUR66 million for Wales, EUR37 million for Northern Ireland, EUR134 million for capital projects, EUR112 million for museums, EUR301 million soft loans, EUR982 million grants (see UK country report for more details)Not specifiedAnnounced/Launched
United KingdomArts Council EnglandFund/GrantEmergency Relief Package for creative organisations and artists.Culture specificNationalEmployed/Cultural Institutions160EUR 39,000 max.Not specifiedLaunched
United KingdomArts Council EnglandFund/GrantEmergency Relief Package for self-employed artists.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed22,8EUR 2,800Not specifiedLaunched
United KingdomThe British Film InstituteFund/GrantCOVID-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund (in partnership with the Film and TV Charity, with donation from Netflix) will provide short-term relief to active workers and self-employed, directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Culture specificNationalSmall businesses/Businesses1,14Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
United KingdomThe Society of Authors Fund, Author’s Licensing & Collection Society, English PEN, Amazon UK, the Royal Literary Fund and T.S Eliot FoundationFund/GrantEmergency fund for writers, poets, translators, illustrators, journalists and other authors.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed0,38EUR 2,200Not specifiedNot specified
United KingdomHistoric EnglandFund/GrantEmergency response fund for heritage organisations.Culture specificNationalSkilled crafts people and small heritage businessesNot specifiedEUR28,000 max. to address financial difficulties and EUR56,000 max. for projects that seek to reduce risks in heritage.Not specifiedLaunched
United KingdomTheater Artists FundFund/GrantEmergency fund for theatre practitioners.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedOne–off grants of EUR1,100Not specifiedLaunched
United KingdomArts Council EnglandFund/GrantAssistance fund for the Council’s National Portfolio Organisations.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions100Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced