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Local and private museums, exhibition halls and publicly accessible memorials can now apply for up to 100,000 euros in federal aid from the NEUSTART KULTUR future program. A total of 25 million euros are available to enable them to make the necessary investments to resume operations under the applicable Corona regulations. These include, among other things, renovation measures in the cash register and sanitary areas or investments in ventilation systems.
Visual artists can now apply for funding for digital production, communication and presentation from the NEUSTART KULTUR future program. State Minister for Culture Monika Grütters is providing a total of 2.5 million for this.
Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters provides sociocultural centers, networks and initiatives with further help for getting back into their program work under Corona conditions. A total of 15 million euros from the NEUSTART KULTUR future program are earmarked for this funding line.
At the invitation of Minister of State for Culture Grütters, the EU ministers of culture met in Berlin. The working meeting focused primarily on the question of how the effects of the corona pandemic on culture in the EU member states can be absorbed.
Corona has spoiled the holidays of many citizens in spring and also concerts, readings and sports events can often still not be attended.
Museums have experienced unprecedented economic and social consequences in the last few weeks due to the coronavirus. To better understand the status quo and what might come next, NEMO launched a survey to map COVID-19’s impact on the museum sector. The results are in and the report analyses and documents a sector that, although it is experiencing financial setbacks, is agile and able to adapt to the new (digital) normal.