Global crises and conflicts
Creating and performing music professionally always required physical and psychological resilience. Today, the context is aggravated by the recent COVID-19 crisis and by the necessity to acquire new digital and business skills that put extra pressure on music sector professionals.
Today, Culture Action Europe, together with 15 other international cultural networks, launched the SHIFT eco-certification pilot phase. The aim of this process is to co-develop a bespoke eco-certification for cultural networks, taking into account their specific needs and working methods.
The Audience Outlook Monitor tracking study has provided the arts and cultural sector with crucial insights regarding behaviours and sentiments of arts audiences over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. It continues to bring timely and essential data and trends on audience sentiment and trends to support planning and decision-making for arts and creative organisations.
The proposed laws respectively address items looted during World War 2, human remains, and other looted objects, including those from the colonial era.
UNESCO Brasilia regrets and strongly repudiates the events in Brasília yesterday, January 8, when protesters violently invaded public buildings and depredated works of art and items of the Brazilian cultural heritage.
In a “White Paper” launched on 21 December 2022, Avant-Garde Lawyers (AGL) called upon cultural institutions and cultural event organisers to respect the rights of Russian artists and to show leadership in defending the universal right to freedom of artistic expression without discrimination. The White Paper provides cultural institutions with information and analysis on the matter, highlighting concerns relating to the legality of these actions through the lens of fundamental rights as guaranteed under international law. It also provides recommendations on how they can avoid recourse to such damaging measures in the future. The White Paper is now available online.