Coming back to "business as usual" after the recent years was, in one word, uncanny. Carin Abdulà, head agent at Outer Agency, opens up on her state of mind during times when the process of "planning -> preparing -> cancelling" is repeated enough to make someone feel like Sisyphus.
For the cultural sector, the consequences of the pandemic are felt beyond emergency fundings. The impact differs according to artistic disciplines and European countries. In addition to the cross-border projects of Europe Creative, setting up of a common cultural policy could be a solution to rebuild the Europe of culture.
What impact did the crisis have on the cultural sector? How can the Creative Europe program be of help ? How can European cooperation renew cultural projects? And eventually — can we consider a common cultural policy in Europe?
Europe Creative supports Austrian cultural actors by providing funding and mentoring. Their only obligation in return: to privilege the European interest by associating with other countries.
European funds can help accelerate the development of cultural projects that cannot be supported on a national scale. This helping hand is sometimes saving, but it can also lead to bureaucratic complications and a need for structural adaptation. This article illustrates this, using Portuguese live art as a backdrop.
It's undeniable, stream, VR and other forms of digital transitions present a lot of opportunities for events. However, it's important to remain vigilant. Can we include these new technologies in a sustainable future?
We take a closer look at online radio stations operating across Europe, their missions, their background and the connections between them. Independent radio representatives share their experiences, as well as their thoughts on the present and future of online radio in Europe.
What impact did the crisis have on organizers and their activities? Were they able to find new formats to implement in this context? How are festivals tackling climate issues? How have movements such as #MeToo and Black Live Matters impacted the festival industry? And eventually — what does this all mean for the future(s) of festivals?
Ruggero Pietromarchi, creative director at Milan's Terraforma explains the steps the festival took in the recent years to incorporate green initiatives and how the platform transitioned because of the pandemic.
Barcelona-based promoters recently joined forces to organise a concert experiment. A step towards a return to live music across Europe.