Czech Performing Arts in Quarantine

Czech Performing Arts in Quarantine

Mapping Losses and Set of Measure to Save the Culture

Extraordinary measures connected with the SARS-CoV-19 have been introduced on 11 March 2020 by the Czech Government. The Arts and Theatre Institute in Prague has been mapping their impact on cultural sector since 12 March 2020. First data was collected  from organisations and individuals that work in the independent arts scene (check for details here). Subsequently a methodology for mapping losses in the cultural sector was developed by the University of Economics, Academy of Performing Arts, and the Arts and Theatre Institute that aims to calculate the economic impact on selected cultural sectors. First results will be available after 5 May 2020. Besides the measures to mitigate the economic impacts issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the Czech Government has passed Minister Zaorálek’s set of measures to save the culture on 9 April. The total amount assigned to this program is 1.07 billion CZK.

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