Culture info in times of Corona
What news from the crisis surrounding the corona virus is of interest to the culture sector?
We list below.
You can make additions related to the sector email to us.
Closed until further notice. After April 6, we expect to have more clarity.
Culture + Business
Corona file with a lot of information that can be useful for artists.
Municipality of Rotterdam
From Wednesday 18 March, the Regional Self-Employed Office (RBZ) will be working with an accelerated application procedure for a living allowance for self-employed persons without employees (assistance).
The Kunstenbond is in consultation with the government every day to take emergency measures and reports important news on their website
Kunstenbond has one hotline opened for corona cancellations. On the basis of this information, the Kunstenbond and Kunsten '92 submit requirements on behalf of the field to the Minister of Engelshoven of Education, Culture and Science.
Chamber of Commerce
Extensive information for entrepreneurs and freelancers.
Platform BK urges hate members to complete and distribute the survey below. With this you contribute to charting the loss of income among artists and cultural workers. Based on this, Platform BK can lobby with Kunstenbond, Kunsten '92 and other interest groups for an appropriate additional support package for the arts.
Share this call in your network! Platform BK would like to gather as many responses as possible before the beginning of next week in order to achieve maximum impact on political decision-making.
Completing the survey is completely anonymous and takes about ten minutes. The survey was written in English, due to the fact that, among other things, the problems of non-Dutch artists have not yet been neglected.
The cabinet decided on March 17 to take exceptional economic measures because of the corona virus.
Open letter from the sector
An anonymous group of culture workers wrote an open (source) letter entitled on behalf of all culture workers in the Netherlands Cultural Workers Shouldn't Pay for the COVID-19 Pandemic in NL. The letter is an appeal to cultural institutions, educational institutions and government agencies to recognize the need among freelancers in the arts and can be used, rewritten and distributed.
Publication date: 24 / 03 / 2020