COVID-19 Resource Centre

The list below is non-exhaustive and will be updated regurlarly. It contains measures from governments and other policy-makers and initiatives from the sector.

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Worldwide - Africa - Americas - Arab World - Asia Oceania - Europe




Statement by Ernesto Ottone, UNESCO Assistant D.G. for Culture

UNESCO: ResiliArt: Artists and Creativity beyond Crisis

UNESCO: Meeting of Ministers of Culture


Initiatives from the sector

#Culture2030Goal: Ensuring Culture Fulfills its Potential in Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic

On the Move - Resources: Arts, Culture and Cultural Mobility

Nhimbe Trust: CCI-Covid19

UCLG: The cultural mobilization of cities and local governments in the COVID-19 crisis


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Measures by governments and other policy-makers

Burkina Faso: Ministère de la Culture, des Arts et du Tourisme

Côte d'Ivoire: Ministère de la Culture et de la Francophonie

Kenya: Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage

Senegal: Effets du Covid-19 sur l’économie

South Africa: South African Department of Sports, Arts and Culture Relief Fund

Zimbabwe: Artists to benefit from govt relief grant


Initiatives from the sector

African Culture Fund: SOFACO

Africalia: Creativity is life

Music in Africa

Burkina Faso: #FasoResilience Goethe Institut

RDC: Communiqué de l'ADACO

South Africa - SAMRO


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Measures by governments and other policy-makers

Argentina: Fondo Desarrolla - apoyo económico para espacios culturales

Instituto Nacional de la Música - Encuesta Nacional de Cultura

Brasil: Auxílio Emergencial

Canada: National Arts Centre Fund for Performing Artists

Chile: Observatorio Digital de la Música Chilena

Ecuador: Plan Integral de Contingencia del Sector Cultural


Initiatives from the sector

Argentina: Federación Argentina de Músicos Independientes FA-MI

Brazil: Brazilian Independent Music Association

Brazil: ECAD

Rio de Janeiro - Campanha SindMusi de auxílio ao músico e à musicista

Canada: FACTOR

Colombia: IPEE, industria de producción, eventos y espectaculos

Mexico: Música México COVID-19

 Encuesta de Impacto COVID19 en la Industria Musical de México

Perù: Catastro de trabajadores de la música en Perú (APEMM)


USA: COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations

The Lewis Prize Community Response Fund

Grammy COVID-19 Relief Fund

Jazz Coalition Commission Fund

Musicians Foundation CV19 Emergency Aid

New Music Solidarity Fund

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund Mission


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Arab World

Measures by governments and other policy-makers

Maroc: Appel à projets exceptionnel de l'Institut français

Tunisia - Fonds de Relance Culture/Fondation Kamel Lazaar

UAE : Arts Council, Cultural and Creative Industries Councils discuss sustainability of creative sector


Initiatives from the sector

Culture Funding Watch: Art and Culture Resources in Africa and The Middle East

Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

Art Jameel research and practice platform

Nowhere Online Music Platform: Music from Here

Warehouse421 - Project Revival Fund



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Asia Oceania 

Measures by governments and other policy-makers

Australia: Updated COVID-19 Plan and the music industry

Australia: Arts Council Resilience Fund

Hong Kong: Arts Development Council Support Scheme

New Zealand: Creative New Zealand
Government launches $175m arts and music recovery package

Philippines: NCCA’s Assistance Program for Cultural Workers Under the State of Calamity

Singapore: National Arts Council

South Korea: Minister of Culture


Initiatives from the sector

Australia: Indipendent Record Label Association Fund

China: Survey on the impact of Covid on musicians

Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea: Impact of Co-Vid on Individual and freelance musicians

India: Anahad Artist Relief Fund

South Korea: Record Label Industry Association of Korea



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Please refer to the European Music Council's website.


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