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On 5 May 2020, ENCATC launched the call for applications for the 2020 ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management. The deadline for application submissions is 07 July 2020 (midnight Brussels time).
In March 2020, KEA completed a one-year strategic review of Slovakia’s policy measures to support the development of Cultural Industries (books and press; TV, film and video; radio; music and video games). In cooperation with the European Commission, KEA advanced a set of policy recommendations to the Slovak Ministry of Culture with a view to adapt policies, improve statistics and investment attractiveness of the local CCS.
Since the outbreak of the corona-pandemic, an enormous part of the global population - people of various backgrounds, ages, values and social conditions - have been facing an abrupt suspension of regular life.
There is no sector in the global economic ecosystem which hasn’t been impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis. The performing arts sector, for many obvious reasons, has been hit hard: with an immediate and catastrophic impact on the most fragile part of the value chain - artists, and with significant snow-ball effects rolling out for the rest of the sector. We have circulated a survey among our members, to get a grip on how the new reality has affected them so far. There is an abundance of surveys flying around in the cultural sector these days. The purposes of ours are to sense the spirit embracing the global performing arts community today, to detect the solidarity mechanisms and survival strategies, as well as to identify the most burning needs and transform them into sensible recommendations for policy-makers.
The performing arts sector has been deeply impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis. At the dawn of lockdown measures taken by governments across the globe, we have circulated a survey among our members to get a grip on how the new reality has affected them so far.
We are more than panic buyers. Humankind is facing one of its biggest crisis. Governments will take decisions that are likely to shape our world for years to come. In addition to health and economic policies, cultural policies will play a crucial role if we wish to consolidate more cohesive and resilient societies in face of sanitary and environmental threats, societies which are empathic to other cultures.