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In reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is launching a call for projects for new formats that enable art production and reception to continue despite restrictions on mobility and gatherings. With its call for projects named «Close Distance», Pro Helvetia is inviting cultural practitioners and institutions to use the current lockdown as an opportunity to develop new formats that do not require mobility.
Today the Arts Council of Wales has released more information on our Arts Resilience Fund, including the support available for individuals and organisations to help them through the Coronavirus crisis.
The aim of Taike's new expert service is to strengthen the use of art in the social and health sectors. For artists, it opens up employment opportunities. Taike has selected two art experts for the five-year pilot: Pia Houn, Doctor of Theater Arts, and Isto Turpeinen, Doctor of Dance.
Up to 30 million of the funds in the Norwegian Cultural Fund are set aside in a separate grant scheme for art and cultural projects during the corona pandemic. Both guidelines and application form are now ready, with the first application deadline on May 5.
Festivals and other organizers in Norway now face a very difficult task. The government's compensation scheme for the cultural sector covers events through April, but now we need schemes that also include festivals throughout the summer, says Hagen.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $22.2 million in grants for 224 humanities projects across the country.