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On Wednesday 20 January 2021 the Dutch government announced additional measures to prevent the spread of the UK variant of the coronavirus. As a result of stricter measures, the exemptions on the European travel ban for professionals working in the cultural and creative sector are no longer in place. This means that these professionals will no longer be granted entry starting on 23 January 2021 at 00:01 AM (CEST).
The COVID-19 pandemic has eaten away at the cornerstones of the practice of international cultural cooperation; both travel bans and the various measures that make cultural exchange impossible have caused great damage to cultural sectors. Artists and institutions consequently find themselves in a financially vulnerable position without the multitude of festivals, concerts and performances that make their daily bread.
After months of negotiations, the UK and the EU finally agreed on a deal on 24 December 2020 that governs their partnership, effectively starting on 1 January 2021. New barriers have materialised that are making it more difficult for European and British citizens to visit, work and settle in each other’s countries. We at DutchCulture strongly believe that cooperation and exchanges through working across the EU-UK borders must continue.
ELIA is excited to announce that the 10th ELIA Academy will be held from 19 – 21 May 2021 in Brussels, Belgium.
Minister Slob has asked the Council for Culture to advise him on that plan on the basis of the Media Act. He asks to take into account the principles of his media vision.
How can urban culture and creativity be a driver of social impact? A series organised together with Pakhuis de Zwijger.