Solidarity in the cultural sector
Advocacy from the culture sector
Whether employed or freelance, workers in the cultural sector, who are often in an already precarious situation, are facing a sudden and dramatic loss of income. We join Cultural Action Europe in its support to PEARLE* statement and urge all governments to adopt emergency measures that may adequately support the sustainability of the cultural sector.
Additionally, we want to point out the resource page made by On the Move in partnership with Circostrada. It is done as a way to gather information and initiatives internationally (particularly in Europe, Asia and the USA) that can be useful to share, know about and/or be inspired from. This page is regularly updated.
Update: Together with other European networks, Culture Action Europe published on March 20 an open letter "Remaining together in times of crisis", addressed to president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Parliament David Sassoli, to EP CULT committee members and to Permanent Representations of the Member States.
Additionally, CAE and other networks presented on March 23 a letter listing the Effect of COVID-19 on Creative Europe and the European Cultural and Creative Sectors. Find the letter here, and on IETM as well.
Together with the European Cultural Foundation, Culture Action Europe launched on March 25 a survey to collaboratively map the emergency response in Europe. Take part before April 1st by following this link: Mapping survey.