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The effects of the coronavirus on the culture sector go far beyond the initially limited period of 2 months of the COVID Culture Regulation.
Over 6000 supported art and cultural projects across Switzerland and in 120 countries: Pro Helvetia is looking back on 2019 with satisfaction.
With the PolARTS project, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is taking a first concrete step in its support of innovative models of production and collaboration between the arts, sciences and technology. Joint work at the interfaces opens up new perspectives and new fields of activity for the participating arts practitioners and researchers and is intended to foster new approaches to our understanding of an ever more complex world.
At its meeting on 29 April, the Federal Council decided to further ease the measures introduced to protect the population against the coronavirus. From Monday, 11 May, shops, restaurants markets, museums and libraries will be allowed to reopen, classes can be held again in primary and lower secondary schools, and sports training sessions will be allowed.
#BeyondTheOutbreak: Cultural Rights During and After the Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically reduced our mobility within a very short time, in some cases down to zero. Cultural life in public has ground to a halt. This unprecedented situation is posing great problems for the arts and cultural scene and requires innovative solutions.