Nationwide Research on the Impact of Coronavirus on Culture

Nationwide Research on the Impact of Coronavirus on Culture

Dear artists and representatives of cultural institutions, organisations and creative industry enterprises,

On the decision of the chief medical officer, a nationwide ban on the organisation of cultural events came into effect on 10 March 2020. On 13 March 2020, this was extended to the closure of all leisure facilities until further notice. The anti-pandemic measures thus affected cultural institutes and the creative industries before the other sectors of the Slovak economy.

Self-employed artists, as well as cinemas, galleries, theatres, cultural centres and other visitor-orientated entities in the cultural sector and creative industries, are the group most vulnerable to the economic impact of anti-pandemic measures.

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