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The March 2020 issue of ACORNS was our first to address global responses to COVID-19 in the arts and culture sector. One year later, the headlines reflect the ongoing efforts of national governments and international actors worldwide to support and revive the arts and culture sector in the context of the pandemic, and to gauge and communicate its effects.
Over the last twelve months, the headlines have been understandably dominated by responses to crises, both within and beyond our sectors. In recent weeks, however, they reveal a shift as leaders worldwide begin to find space to carve out strategies for improved futures, with many looking across sectors to ensure public investment in arts and culture yields the greatest possible social benefit.
This month marks the start of the UN International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, delivering on a resolution adopted in November 2019 which has redoubled significance in the wake of the pandemic.
Thursday 10 December marks UN Human Rights Day which this year has the theme Recover Better, focussing on the essential role of human rights to recovery efforts that can tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination.
In recent months, much focus has been understandably directed towards national needs and priorities, as governments respond to the pandemic and the particularities of their contexts. However, in recent weeks, the headlines highlight renewed commitments to intergovernmental cooperation and shared regional visions.
This month the headlines reflect ongoing efforts to address the working conditions of cultural and creative professionals, and the future of the sector that relies on them.