Joint letter EU-US Summit June 2021: Call to support cultural relations

More than 100 organizations from the EU and the US have signed a letter ahead of the EU-US Summit in June 2021 to call for a greater focus on EU-US cultural relations and to reduce the obstacles to visas and work. Matters of particular importance also in recovering from the Corona crisis.

ITI Germany and IGBK, cooperation partners for the European Secretariat of German Culture NGOs, are amongst the signatory list as well.

Read the whole letter and view the signatory list here: EU_US_JuneSummit_final2_15062021

GALA Funding and Resources Guide

The second edition is the updated version of the guide first produced in 2015 within the scope of the EU funded project, Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA). It has been coordinated by On the Move. The Guide, focussed mostly on Europe with some international references, gives information on funding for arts and culture projects related to environmental sustainability (support schemes, transnational supports, European projects, residencies, festivals etc.) and on sources of inspiration for more responsible action.

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Study “Cultural and creative sectors in postCOVID-19 Europe”

The EP Culture Committe has published a study by IDEA Consult, Goethe-Institut, Inforelais and Values of Culture&Creativity on Covid19 crisis effects on the cultural and creative sectors (CCS) as well as the policy responses that are  formulated to support the sectors. The already fragile organisational structures and working practices are hit by a chain of effects, severely impacting the economic and social situation in the CCS, especially the venue- and visitor-based sub-sectors such as the performing arts and heritage. Since policy support focuses on emergency measures, not (yet) on relaunch and innovation the study proposes three flagship measures: 1) Fair working system, 2) European digital culture frameworks and 3) taking CCS as integral part of innovative and cohesive societies.

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