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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.

Tent Rotterdam

Closed until further notice. After April 6, we expect to have more clarity.

tax authorities

Coronavirus: tax measures for entrepreneurs (including self-employed persons)

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).
More information


The Kunstenbond is in consultation with the government every day to take emergency measures and reports important news on their website
More information

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.
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Platform BK

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.


National government

The cabinet decided on March 17 to take exceptional economic measures because of the corona virus.
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Questions about extra temporary support from the government

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.


The Great Home Stay Guide

Publication date: 24 / 03 / 2020

TENT is the platform for contemporary art in the context of Rotterdam with exhibitions, new productions, educational projects, performances and events with makers from the city and beyond.
To website TENT

Sculpture International Rotterdam manages the international sculpture collection of Rotterdam, brings it to the attention and develops a metropolitan international art policy.
To the SIR website

BKOR manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with Rotterdam residents, companies and institutions. BKOR advises the municipality, citizens and artists on the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art.
To the BKOR website

Art Office mediates, informs and supports visual artists from Rotterdam with regard to their professional practice. For artists, institutions and individuals.
To the Art Office website