Comparative overview

Comparative overview

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.

CountryEntityMeasureDescriptionGeneric/Culture specificImplementation levelBeneficiariesTotal amount (in EUR millions)Distribution of fundsConditionsStatus
AustriaThe Chamber of Commerce (managed by)Fund/GrantHardship fund - emergency aid intended to cover living costs.GenericNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions2000EUR 1,000 - EUR 2,000Monthly, 3 month max.Implemented
AustriaArtist Social Insurance FundFund/GrantDonation to the Artists’ Social Insurance Fund to compensate income losses of artists and cultural educators.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed5EUR 1,000 - EUR 2,000Monthly, 3 month max.Implemented
AustriaMinistry 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
AustriaCollecting Societies of Music AustriaFund/GrantAid fund for music creators and music labels.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed/Businesses2Not specifiedOpen to members of the collecting societies (Music Austria)Implemented
AustriaAustrian Public Employment Service (AMS)Employment aidCorona short-time work. Employees remain in stable employment with nearly full wage compensation.GenericNationalEmployedNot applicableNot applicableThe work schedule can be reduced to 10% (temporarily 0 hours of work possible)Implemented
Austria""Foundations help artists""Fund/GrantFoundations have joined forces in the initiative ”Foundations help artists“. Support shall be provided to artists in cases where state measures are not effective.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedEUR 3,000Grants are awarded on a project-related basis,but must not yet be funded. 3 funds per week max.Implemented
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportFund/GrantFund for non-profit organisations.GenericNationalSmall businesses/Cultural institutions700Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportFund/GrantIncreased subsidies for the film sector.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed/Businesses1,2Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
AustriaThe Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and SportFund/GrantIncreased subsidies for cinemas.Culture specificNationalBusinesses/Cultural institutions0,5Not 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 art acquisitions.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed0,25Not specifiedNot specifiedAdopted
BelgiumFederal GovermentEmployment aidTemporary unemployment benefit (adapted to COVID-19).GenericNationalEmployed/BusinessesNot specifiedNot specifiedflexibility of old conditions.Implemented
BelgiumFederal GovermentEmployment aidAlready existing Bridging benefit (overbruggingsrecht).GenericNationalSelf-employedNot specifiedNot specifiedbenefit related to height of income.Implemented
BelgiumFederal GovermentFiscal 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
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 of Journalistic Work in Electronic Publications, launched to help to journalists, photo reporters, cameramen affected by the crisis.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed0,13Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
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
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.GenericNationalBusinesses/Self-employed700Not 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
FinlandThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantEmergency support fund for the music field.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed/Businesses10Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FinlandThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantEmergency support fund for the performing arts (except music).Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed5Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FinlandThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantEmergency support fund for the field of literature.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions5Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FinlandThe Ministry of CultureFund/GrantEmergency support fund for the plastic arts (artists and galleries).Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions2Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
FinlandThe Ministry of CultureFiscal leniencyTax deferral for cinema and audiovisual arts.Culture specificNationalBusinessesNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedAnnounced
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 French GovernmentFund/GrantSolidarity fund for the months of March, April and May, in order to deal with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Employed/Businesses7000Not specifiedNot specifiedImplemented
FranceThe French GovernmentFiscal leniencyExoneration of the social security contributions for 4 months.Culture specificNationalSelf-employedNot applicableNot applicableNot specifiedImplemented
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 GovernmentFiscal leniencyOrganisers can issue a voucher instead of a refund of the ticket for events that cannot be realised due to COVID-19.Culture specificNationalCultural institutionsNot specifiedNot specifiedAdjustment 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 specificRegionalCultural institutions/Businesses50Not 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 EconomyFund/GrantSupport plan to stimulate and enhance the resilience of contemporary culture, creators and professionals.Culture specificNationalSelf-employed/Cultural institutions15Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
GreeceThe Ministry of Culture and SportsFund/GrantSupport for the Municipal Regional Theaters, as a part of Development Measures and New Initiatives Plan.Culture specificRegionalCultural institutions0,05Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced
GreeceThe Greek GovernmentFund/GrantCompensation for lost activities for entrepreneurs and self-employed.GenericNationalSelf-employed/Small businessesNot specifiedEUR 800 / EUR 600 (training voucher)One-off paymentAnnounced
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 750Once-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
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.GenericNationalCultural institutions/Employed500Not 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
The 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
The 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
The 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
The NetherlandsThe Dutch GovernmentFund/GrantFund to support cultural sector (on top of the generic measures).Culture specificNationalNot specified300Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced; details of plan to be worked out
The 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
The NetherlandsThe Netherlands Film FundFund/GrantSupport fund for film and television productions in partnership with Netflix.Culture specificNationalNot specified1Not specifiedNot specifiedLaunched
North MacedoniaThe Government of North MacedoniaLegalThe Law on Culture was amended in order to include self-employed artists (140) in the monthly financial support plan (minimal salary).GenericNationalSelf-employedNot limitedEUR 235Monthly payment for April and MayAdopted
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
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.ICFCulture 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.GenericNationalCultural institutions/Businesses19000Not 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 Governemnt 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 Governemnt 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 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 KingdomArts Council EnglandFund/GrantAssistance fund for the Council’s National Portfolio Organisations.Culture specificNationalCultural institutions100Not specifiedNot specifiedAnnounced