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On 12 and 13 November 2020, ICHCAP and the ICH NGO Forum virtually held the 2020 ICH NGO Conference. The fifteen participants, including eleven selected presenters from ten countries around the world, discussed various cases and activities of each country applied under the Corona-era, and proposed solidarity for the resilience of ICH for a ‘New Normal.’
A cultural foundation affiliated with the Seoul city government said Wednesday it plans to provide some 12 billion won (US$10.8 million) in relief funds to artists to help them continue their work amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The New Art Exchange in Nottingham and Iniva in London are among three arts organisations to have been awarded £1.27m to promote racial inclusion and tackle inequality.
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and Netflix have announced earlier this month their collaboration on the establishment of an emergency relief fund, the AFAC-Netflix Hardship Fund, to support Lebanon’s film and TV community.
As of mid-October, nonprofit arts and cultural organizations have suffered financial loses of an estimated $14 billion due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are teaming up to launch the only financial award in the US for disabled creatives from all disciplines. The initiative, called Disability Futures, aims to increase the visibility of disabled artists, address the lack of professional development opportunities available to them, and account for the unique financial challenges they face.