Culture in the quarantine

Referring to the statement of the Minister of Culture of Czech Republic, Lubomír Zaorálek, dated March 10, 2020, after discussions with representatives of contributory organizations on the current situation, Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI) has been charged with mapping the impact of emergency measures related to COVID-19 on the Czech independent art sector (theater, music, visual arts, literature etc.). The first results of the survey are available at ATI web page.

In a special newsletter ATI brings you an overview of different ministries’ official recommendations for the arts sector.

The next special newsletter ATI introduces the research project “Coronavirus and its Impact on the Cultural Sector” performed by the University of Economics, Academy of Performing Arts, and the Arts and Theatre Institute aims to identify and calculate the economic impact of extraordinary measures on selected cultural sectors. ATI also brings an overview of new measures of the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Labor and Social Affaires of Czech Republic aimed at mitigating the economic impacts on cultural sphere employees and freelancers caused by extraordinary governmental measures in the field of culture.

The fifth special newsletter brings new and updated measures to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic, as well as international good practice. The ATI portal Kreativní Česko prepared an overview of inspiring measures for municipalities and regions; and have also published an overview of European umbrella organizations and networks, engaged in monitoring the situation in the cultural sector and raising questions to the European Commission and EU Member States’ governments.

The sixth special newsletter brings information about the recently passed set of measures proposed by the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, a summary of more government measures related to people in culture, which was submitted by the Ministry of Culture. The overview of selected international culturally oriented measures related to Covid-19 situation is part of the newsletter, too. Institut umění – Divadelní ústav / ATI also lists reactions to the current state from the International Theatre Institute, Czech music representatives, and the National Theatre Drama. ATI introduces the launch of an extensive survey on mapping the losses, carried out by the ATI in association with the University of Economics and the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts.

The seventh special newsletter brings information about current events in Czech culture and the overview of international reactions to the current state of affairs.

The eight special newsletter brings you information about updated measures, hygienic recommendations related to easing activities of cultural subjects, and new projects to support culture.