EU Commission structured dialogue with the European creative sector, starting in April 2021
Warm invitation to the next digital IAA Talk on World Art Day, April 15, 2021 at 7pm CET, to celebrate this special day together. Join IAA Europe virtually and meet colleagues from visual artists organizations worldwide.
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.
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.
While the policy-makers are currently concerned with mapping out the road towards Europe’s sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the European cultural community urges them to include culture as a key component in this process – and beyond. Culture Action Europe, European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra (representing the European Cultural Alliance) jointly proposed a Cultural Deal for Europe framework. This overarching strategy aims at placing culture at the center of the European project and mainstreaming it across all policy fields: from the green transition to Europe’s geopolitical ambition and from the digital shift to a value-driven Union.
What does the Cultural Deal for Europe propose?
- Devoting at least 2% of the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) for culture.
- All national recovery and resilience plans must show due evidence of cultural and European relevance.
- Full inclusion of culture in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the European Green Deal.
- Make sure funding for culture is mainstreamed into other relevant EU programmes and actions.
- Relevant and timely support to cultural workers.
The European Commission and stakeholders have published a new study that sheds light on the status and working conditions of artists, cultural and creative professionals.
The study looks at characteristics of employment of artists and cultural and creative professionals in EU Member States with regards to artist status and entitlements, social security, self-employment, support ecosystems and alternative financing, artistic freedom, career development and measures countering the Covid crisis.