London has set aside £1.6m of emergency funding for artist studios, with 80 per cent of organisations receiving funding led by women, people from a BAME background, the LGBTQ+ community or people with disabilities. Read more here
The Metropolitan City of Florence has guaranteed €650,000 in funding grants to support culture throughout the pandemic this Autumn, half of which is to be assigned to cultural associations. Read more here
Bratislava quickly reacted to confinement with online broadcasts of theatre plays, concerts from windows and balconies, as well as cultural activities in hospitals. Read the full overview or Bratislava’s measures for culture here and more on the original article by Vlado Grežo and Pavol Demeš here (in Slovak)
As artists haven’t been able to perform in the past months, encountering financial issues, the city of Bamberg has organised a donation campaign in favour of local artists. The portraits of the donors are shown in a digital gallery.
The municipality of Guimaraes invites artists to propose special creative projects for the corona crisis. The idea is to develop a programme of community work and cultural activities to reconnect creators, public and community. Up to ten projects will be financed with a maximum total amount of €50,000. Applications are welcome until 5 June. You … Continue reading Guimaraes – Call for culture
Nantes is reinforcing the availability of culture in resident’s homes. Measures include: Enhancement of existing digital offers: books and reading, films, music, history, heritage, archives, archaeology, sciences, art history, live performances, etc. Creation of new services and new content by cultural institutions Collecting proposals from the territory’s cultural players in: dance, cinema, music, literature, writing, … Continue reading Nantes – Culture at home
Step by step, and with special regulation, museums and other cultural institutions in Dusseldorf, Germany, are opening again after the corona lockdown. The number of visitors is limited and hygiene measures have to be obtained. It is recommended to wear a mask. You can read more here (in German) about the institutions already open and … Continue reading Dusseldorf – Reopening culture & arts
Nantes has set up an emergency fund of €1 million to support cultural structures and professionals. The fund focuses on supporting the most vulnerable and threatened cultural entities in Nantes. It wants to preserve the city’s cultural diversity and reinforce the economic impact of culture in times of crisis. Read more here (in French)
Artists and other cultural workers and organisations in Katowice, Poland, can get financial support by the city during the corona pandemic. Artists who have lost income as a result of the lockdown measures can apply for a grant. Cultural organisations renting municipal office spaces will be exempted from rent until it is possible to resume … Continue reading Katowice – Culture Package
Online programmes of museums and theatres, live streams for concerts and podcasts: the city of Frankfurt has created a website with cultural highlights to be enjoyed at home during the corona lockdown. It also includes special activities for children and a programme in English. You can find the page here
Toulouse metropole and Toulouse City Council are continuing to make many cultural offers free of charge online, but have further ensured that, for cancelled theatre shows, tickets can be refunded, and that engagement contracts with artists and technicians are honoured, even if work has not been carried out in full. Read more here
Advance payments for artists whose shows have been postponed, subsidies for grassroots culture and a new timing and programme for the festival Grec 2020 to include as many productions by local companies as possible – Barcelona has initiated ten measures to support culture in the city in the face of COVID-19. Read more here
Brest’s population has digital access to books, films, music, cartoons, art collections, and sport and language courses. The city’s cultural sector was also mobilised for educational purposes, such as creating educational online games, or scientific experiments. Read more here, here, here and here (in French)
Leeuwarden asked their cultural sector to estimate their losses, in terms of activities and funds, and concluded that these will amount to over one million euros. So they came up with some measures to reduce this number.
Terrassa is offering a number of different cultural services online. These involve libraries, museums and archives, and make the most of social media and online platforms. The city is also taking measures to support the sector and the people working in it. Read more here
The City of Dresden launched an Open Call #stayathomeandbecreative addressing professional freelance artists in Dresden to become creative from home. Artists are asked to send their recorded songs, readings, plays, DJ sessions or studio tours to the city, Whether GoPro, cell phone camera or Cinecamcorder – everything is allowed. Only the digital format is important. … Continue reading Dresden – Art and culture at home
Nice is keeping culture open online. Through it’s platform oncultivate-you.nice.fr, the city has launched twenty online programmes including films, concerts, ballets, visits to heritage places, exhibition, and conferences! There is even a free moment when artists and musicians have a carte blanch to perform as they want. Read more (in French) here.
Following the spontaneous balcony concerts of Italians, the city of Bologna makes live music available even with concert halls closed under the corona measures. The city’s web portal Bologna Agenda Cultura offers videos from musicians who played behind closed doors and gives free access to a wide range of online events.
Ljubljana has launched a number of initiatives to bring culture to people’s homes while public institutes are closed due to the epidemic.
Guimarães is reopening some of its cultural institutions, including ‘The Workshop’ which has designed an exceptional programme for exceptional times. Cultural events during June and July will be staged on patios, gardens and museum rooms with a programme of performing arts, visual art and training. To take ensure the safety of audiences and performers, the … Continue reading Guimarães – Culture is back with security and trust
The city’s Deputy Mayor for Culture signed a petition addressed to the Italian Ministry of Culture to guarantee special support to the local creative sector. This includes measures such as: direct funding injections, specific allowances and benefits for workers from the cultural, entertainment, film, audiovisual and tourism sectors, welfare benefits for seasonal workers, insurance premiums … Continue reading Milan – Funding culture after corona
Small businesses and freelancers in Berlin can get grants of up to €5,000 as emergency aid. The package consists a total of €100 million and is aimed at small and micro enterprises with a maximum of five employees, which have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus crisis. This includes creative industries and culture. Since … Continue reading Berlin – Support for local businesses and culture
Vilnius has a plan for recovery, the ‘Vilnius’ Plan 4×3’. The plan includes aid measures focused on aids to: individuals, businesses, and culture. The plan also wants to embrace opportunities, and it lists proposals addressed to the national government that will enable local governments to tackle the effects of the crisis. Culture will be a … Continue reading Vilnius – Recovery plan allocates €1 million to culture
The City of Espoo encourages residents to enjoy a wide variety of online culture and sports services offered by the city and its partners.
In order to promote new types of events and community building efforts, the city’s new fund offers up to €5,000 per applicant to come up with innovative and digital solutions to engage people in culture, sports and youth work. Read more here
As Italy moves into the phase two, the job of the task force, which conducts interviews and questionnaires to understand the impact of measures, is becoming ever more important. Read more here
The local authority in Linz have set up a grant scheme to ensure the future of hard-hit cultural and sporting venues. Clubs or associations that are using municipal properties will also likely be supported through rent exemptions. Read more here
Bologna will organise affordable initiatives throughout the summer investing every courtyard and every square. Citizens will be able to meet and stay together respecting security measures. ‘Bologna Estate’ will have a wide offer of screenings, performances and concerts in addition to traditional museums and tourist attractions, and to bring culture in every corner of the … Continue reading Bologna – Your neighbourhood, a cultural centre
Athens is using culture to boost the city’s recovery after corona. Already at the beginning of the lockdown, the municipality invited artists through an open call to suggest events for the special situation under the pandemic. More than 600 proposals from all cultural sectors – arts, music, theatre, performances, dancing, cinema, literature – were made … Continue reading Athens – All the city’s a stage
“As many of us have spent several weeks at home, it cannot have escaped us how fundamental culture is to us”, states the city of Lublin, Poland, on its website. “Whether watching a film, listening to music, enjoying an online museum tour or simply reading a book, culture matters so much to our everyday lives.” … Continue reading Lublin – Summer festival in autumn
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a new fund of emergency £2.3m (€2.6 million) to support culture and creative industries at risk due to the impact of the coronavirus. The money goes to grassroots music venues, LGBTQ+ venues, artist workspaces and independent cinemas. “Culture, creative industries and night time economy are so important … Continue reading London – Emergency fund for music and arts
The emergency programme for the municipal museums in Bologna due to the corona lockdown is driving a general change, as the city expects. Museums are turning into culture hubs, involving new digital projects into the organic planning of culture and museum activities. The 13 municipal museums, covering archeology, ancient art, modern and contemporary art, music, … Continue reading Bologna – Rethinking museums
20 outdoor stages for concerts and performances in parks, movie screenings under the stars – some of the things Sofia has planned for the summer culture programme, after the corona lockdown. Also the zoo, the city library and the Regional History Museum will be open, yet all with a maximum capacity of 30%. You can … Continue reading Sofia – Open air summer programme
Art and paintings will be displayed around the city to make pedestrians’ experience more joyful. The art collection will come along with a website where citizens will be able to read information on the pieces. This initiative is also part of Chemnitz’s candidacy to be European Capital of Culture in 2025. Read more here (in … Continue reading Chemnitz – Open air gallery
How to get the dose of culture you need to live during the corona lockdown? The city of Pau is offering ‘cultural survival kits’ online, with new programmes every week: resources to cultivate, entertain and think of something else while fighting the coronavirus. You can find the first four editions here, here, here and here … Continue reading Pau – Cultural survival kit
The Beşiktaş Academy has started offering online classes launching its new Youtube channel. This initiative from the Beşiktaş Municipality has been helping students prepare for high school and university education and also supporting the personal development of our citizens aged 7-90 through culture and art courses. This service will not only enable students who are … Continue reading Beşiktaş – New educative channel
The Municipality of Haarlem stimulates corona initiatives of the citizens and entrepreneurs by compiling all the information in the same website. Thus, citizens can find projects related to any topic in the same site, from culture to shooping. Visit its website here
The “Anti-Stress Campaign”, which was launched by Beşiktaş Municipality in July, with its motto “Beşiktaş Will Heal”, continues with stage shows. Free theater shows and stand-up performances will be held in the local parks of Beşiktaş every weekend until mid-September. Beşiktaş Mayor Rıza Akpolat invited all residents to the events.
To support artists and other creative workers, Kreative Deutschland together with some funding institutions, such as the Team of Excellence for the Culture and Creative Industries of the City of Munich, have initiated the campaign ‘Don’t stop creativity’, to share information about funding opportunities as well as inspirational ideas. Creative examples are also published on … Continue reading Munich – Don’t stop creativity
#WhoseFuture is a new creative collaboration by Rising Arts Agency, Out of Hand and Bristol City Council to amplify diverse creative voices throughout Bristol. It will showcase works from 40 young creatives on Bristol’s billboards, giving a platform to the city’s voices while also asking questions about its future. The campaign is in response to … Continue reading Bristol – Are you listening?
Glasgow’s initiative to bring together Glasgow City Council and its creative community to look at Life After the Pandemic saw the end of its first phase today. Lateral North, a Glasgow research and design collective who have collaborated with Arctic and Nordic partners, are curating an initiative involving a Summer School. In partnership with the … Continue reading Glasgow – After the Pandemic creative summer school
Cardiff going online with its popular Cardiff Food and Drink Festival. The Cardiff Food and Drink Festival will launch a new website http://www.cardifffoodanddrinkfestival.com tomorrow at midday, to run throughout July. Visitors will find recipes, music and an online market place where a range of local and international food and drink can be ordered directly from … Continue reading Cardiff – Virtual Food and Drink Festival
Since many families and citizens have cancelled travel plans and will most probably spend the summer at home, a new initiative has been presented by the city of Dusseldorf: ‘Summer at home’. Sport, culture and family activities shall form a holiday programme, following the hygiene regulations, presented on a dedicated website. The city has initiated … Continue reading Dusseldorf – Summer@home
Lisbon City Council has taken a range of extraordinary measures to protect culture. These include €200,000 in immediate support to the city’s Fado houses, as well as exemptions on rent payments for both cultural institutions and individual artists operating in municipal spaces. Read more here
Karlsruhe marked Europe Day with a performance of Ode to Joy from the city’s balconies and windows. Four musicians of the Karlsruhe City Youth Orchestra at the town hall, members of the Badische Staatskapelle at the Baden State Theater and five groups in different locations in the Grötzingen district supported this expression instrumentally. A simultaneous … Continue reading Karlsruhe – Music for Europe Day
Join The Big Walk in July, book online courses at the Summer School of Cardiff University and order your favourite Sri Lanka dish from The Coconut Tree – all through the ‘From Home’ project by the ‘Visit Cardiff’ team, showcasing the city’s most exciting lockdown activities. Visitors and residents can explore them here
A social media campaign, ‘gender equality begins at home’, highlighted that ‘there is no women’s business, no men’s business; there is housework’ and that ‘taking care of children is a common task of parents.’ Read more here
Bristol launched #shortitout, an initiative inviting filmmakers of every age and experience to create and submit 90 second films. The initiative encouraged creativity and storytelling, and provided an opportunity to hone filmmaking skills and connect with peers. Read more here or read the #shortitout feed
Murcia has declared culture to be an essential activity, with the mayor launching a ‘COVID Cultural Reactivation Initiative’ which will reactivate the sector with €710,000 of municipal spending (in a city of 450,000 inhabitants).
The city of Milan is implementing a special plan to make use of extra national funding in support of smaller and more fragile organisations in the performing arts sector which are not covered by the 20 million emergency fund of the Italian Minister of Culture. In preparation for the reopening of museums and libraries, planned … Continue reading Milan – Help for small cultural organisations
“Solidarity in Culture” is the name of a new programme of Sofia Municipality to provide financial support for artists and cultural spaces in the Bulgarian capital. Independent artists can receive 1,000 BGN (€500) funding to implement and present online projects during May and June. Teams managing private cultural spaces can receive support of up to … Continue reading Sofia – Financial help for independent artists
The Greek god Apollo plays by the corona rules. The seven metres high marble statue by Alfred Janniot in Nice is wearing a mask now, tailor-made by the city, after the association of the sculptor allowed the installation.
The Palazzi dei Rolli in Genova, part of the UNESCO World Heritage, are open for virtual visits. During the Rolli Days Digital Week, from 16-23 May, the palaces reveal their treasures online. A series of videos presents architecture and arts, some for the first time. You can see the films here
Nantes is encouraging citizens to archive their experience of lockdown to preserve its value for future researchers. This includes photos, texts, drawings and more. The Nantes Archives are launching a collection from the inhabitants in order to preserve the memory of the health crisis linked to the coronavirus and to set up a memorable collection … Continue reading Nantes – Archiving lockdown
A range of digital resources are available from Cardiff Hubs & Libraries Service for people to enjoy at home during the corona lockdown. The service has free e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, e-newspapers and ancestry resources that library members can access from their own devices. Cardiff residents who aren’t currently members can also join up online. … Continue reading Cardiff – Online library
Dusseldorf’s mayor Thomas Geisel is hosting a weekly talkshow, ‘Corona Talks’, where he discusses the local impact of the pandemic with guests and answers questions from citizens. The videos are available on the city’s YouTube channel
A serenade from home: that ist what Beşiktaş Municipality’s Children’s Choir made their gift for this year’s Mother’s Day on second Sunday of May. The children sang at home in a video for all people who could not be with their mothers due to the corona curfew on weekends.
Artists and cultural workers in the Italian region of Marche can get support via a temporary information desk that has been set up by the regional association Consorzio Marche Spettacolo. The city of Pesaro with deputy mayor Daniele Vimini, also president of the consortium, points out that local artists are experiencing tough days in the … Continue reading Pesaro – Information desk for artists
The municipality of Amsterdam will plough an additional €17 million into support for local arts over the next couple of months. The plan aims to ensure that key institutions within the cultural and creative sector can mitigate the effects of the crisis. Read more here
Although the famous outdoor concerts will not be taking place, the City of Warsaw is still financing concerts to be delivered online by different pianists playing Chopin. Read more here
The Teylers Museum in Haarlem (Netherlands) is physically closed due to corona, but the museum is virtually open. Visit the museum from your own living room, wander through the building and discover the collection in detail. Children have dedicated tips available for nice activities and the stories of the employees of the Teylers Museum. The … Continue reading Haarlem – Virtual museum
Municipal libraries reopened from May 11 under safety measures. In this first phase only the home loan or the return of documents will be made, by prior appointment. After their return, the books in the meantime will be quarantined and only then available for new loans. Read more here (in Portuguese)
“Our Europe stands for togetherness and solidarity across borders, also and especially in times of global crisis” – that’s the message of European city leaders for Europe Day on 9 May 2020. In a joint video message, mayors of 14 European cities call for solidarity and emphasise the role of cities which are working together … Continue reading A Special Europe Day – Cities sing together in solidarity
The cultural service of the City of Madrid have selected a range of cultural activities for citizens to enjoy, such as virtual theatre. Read more here
The team at the Glasgow City Council’s Blairvadach Outdoor Education Centre in Rhu have produced an online workbook which could help parents and children to learn about outdoor education during lockdown. The centre normally hosts a five day outdoor education residential for pupils from across the city, providing outdoor learning opportunities for young people using … Continue reading Glasgow – Virtual outdoor education
As the weeks go on children and adults are looking for ways to stay entertained at home. The Glasgow Science Centre is continuing to share an exciting programme of lessons online. Each day the team from #GSCAtHome are sharing a video with an experiment or task. This week includes ‘The Monty Hall’ problem, making oboes … Continue reading Glasgow – Science centre at home
‘’Fast and Clean’’ is the game that Sultanbeyli Municipality has designed for the families to play at home while educating their kids on safe habits during the pandemic. Games will be delivered to the first 1000 families who participate in the campaign to be held on corporate social media channels. Read more here (in Turkish)
During the Covid epidemic Kartal Municipality is helping citizens to recycle and reuse old materials to create handmade decorative or household materials. Within the scope of the Environmental Protection and Control Directorate – that recycling textile waste since 2016 – textile piggy banks are placed at various points in Kartal District, and citizens are encouraged … Continue reading Kartal/Istanbul – Recycled entertainment
Leeds Museums and Galleries are giving residents the chance to travel back in time and explore thousands of years of history from home thanks to a new series of online digital discovery sessions. This includes hosting a series of online videos examining artefacts from the Leeds Discovery Centre, which is home to more than a … Continue reading Leeds – Museums and galleries go digital
The city wants to show its support for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) staff and key workers with a colourful street art campaign called ‘Posters for the People’. The project, led by the street art movement, In Good Company, and supported by Leeds City Council, has seen over 150 sites across the city transformed … Continue reading Leeds – ‘Posters for the People’
The municipality of Besiktas, Istanbul, has shared a video with a digital version of the traditional parade on Turkey’s National Sovereignty and Children’s Day on 23 April. Every year, this holiday is celebrated by children with various activities. Due to the corona pandemic, it was decided to digitalise the celebration. Parents were invited to send … Continue reading Besiktas – Online parade on Children’s Day
In a bid to bring live entertainment direct to Bratislava’s elderly population housed in care homes, most of whom have been in isolation for two months now, the city administration, alongside other organisations, has started organising live outdoor concerts. Read more here
Ljubljana’s city library is offering a postal service for students and high schoolers seeking study material. This is further facilitated by a wide array of online material, including films and documentaries, and an easy remote registration. For children and their parents as activities include listening to or reading fairy tales, taking quizzes, drawing and solving … Continue reading Ljubljana – Expansion of library services
Cardiff’s historic multi-artform venue Chapter presents: ‘Chapter from home’. The initiative offers fun film study, a Young Reporter’s Club, Watch parties, Instagram quizzes and much more, finding new ways to experience the arts. Chapter also organises educational activities with children, for example the ‘News Reporter’s Club’. This initiative empowers them to make their own radio … Continue reading Cardiff – Chapter from home
Techniquest, Cardiff’s science discovery centre, is hosting online science experiments that can be tried at home. People can bring science to life in their own homes by watching ‘How To’ videos and live demonstrations. The latest videos show how to make your own Lava Lamp or learn how to defy the laws of gravity. Viewers … Continue reading Cardiff – Science at home
After Scotland’s biennial festival of contemporary visual art, Glasgow International (Gi), has been postponed until 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, an online programme has been published. Artists including Jenkin van Zyl, Yuko Mohri, Alberta Whittle and Liv Fontaine have made new work for the digital programme, which also showcases works by artists … Continue reading Glasgow – International art festival goes online
While Dusseldorf’s cultural institutions remain closed due to the corona pandemic, a wide range of free digital offers are available online: virtual museum tours, recordings of concerts and opera performances as well as hands-on activities and tutorials for children and young people. An overview of these programmes, updated regularly, can be found on the website … Continue reading Dusseldorf – Doors closed, eyes and ears wide open
People living in Madrid can watch films from their balconies during the corona lockdown after the local government brought in huge screens. The balcony cinema moves to a different neighbourhood every evening for people to watch a film with their neighbours. You can find a video from the BBC here
The people of Nice will celebrate 1 May in a special way under corona conditions. The city has invited all citizens to their windows to sing, all together, the Nice anthem “Nissa La Bella“ at 11am on Friday. Usually, the arrival of spring is celebrated under the olive trees of the Jardin des Arènes de … Continue reading Nice – May festival with window singing
Cardiff has developed a website to support children and young people with emotional and mental health and wellbeing issues in this difficult and challenging time. The city also launched ‘The ‘Diff Diaries’, a platform giving youngsters and children the opportunity to document their activity, thoughts and feelings during the global pandemic by submitting video recordings, … Continue reading Cardiff – For its youth
Munich invites all pro-European institutions, organisations and civil society groups, irrespective of their location, to submit their digital activities to their European May program. The city has not only transported Europe Day online, but it has extended it to the whole month of May. The city wants to use the occasion to send out a … Continue reading Munich – Join European May
The Kiss of the Sun, an exhibition of paintings by Ellen Thesleff currently at the Oulu Museum of Art, is now available as a virtual tour from the comfort of your home. All you need is a computer, tablet or smartphone with Internet connection to take the virtual tour consisting of a number of 360 … Continue reading Oulu – Virtual museum tour
More than 2,500 teenagers have participated in activities ranging from cooking to magic tricks, to healthy nutrition, crafts, music, video games, dancing or sports. For example, over 120 teenagers joined in a ‘rap battle’. Read more here
The Chemnitz municipal archive initiated an exciting project under the title Chemnitz is resisting – my dream for tomorrow, where citizens are encouraged to leave their experiences, anecdotes and thoughts on these extraordinary times. Thus, this reflections will give the future generations a glimpse of what the city went through. Read more here (in German)
This analogic format seems now perfect to fit the physical distancing recommendations while allowing citizens for some outdoor entertainment. The local cinema industry has come together to make this possible together with the city council. Read more here (in German)
After announcing that the biggest summer festival in Ghent is cancelled this year, the city declared it will pay the organisers up to 80% of the planned subsidy. They will receive 50% of the funding if they commit to participate in an opening event for the 2021 edition, and will receive 30% on top of … Continue reading Ghent – Keeping festivals alive
Ahead of Europe Day, Karlsruhe is asking its citizens to submit short, creative videos on the theme of ‘Karlsruhe in Europe: We stand together!’ replacing the planned outdoor event. On Europe Day itself, everybody is invited to perform the European anthem from their windows or balconies – other cities across Europe are welcome to join … Continue reading Karlsruhe – Standing together on Europe Day
In Dusseldorf musicians now offer open air window concerts in front of nursing homes in order to interrupt the solitary hours. Musicians play outside in front of the windows and balconies from which the audience can listen and enjoy the music. Read more (in German) here.
Düsseldorf’s cultural institutions are now offering even more services online. These include ‘Singpause’ – a concert taking place annually in the Düsseldorf Philarmonic Hall, where school chidren come together to sing songs which they have learnt during the year – is being held virtually via an online platform. Read (in German) more here. The Municipal … Continue reading Dusseldorf – Expanding online cultural offer
From ‘Mummy Bubble’ to ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’ – a series of fun and free online activities to keep residents of all ages active and busy during the coronavirus lockdown has been devised by one of Edinburgh’s Schools and Lifelong Learning officers. Callum Mcleod and colleagues came up with the idea of putting together activity packs … Continue reading Edinburgh – Get stuck in when you’re stuck at home
The Wien Museum is inviting people to send photos of objects that portray the changes in their private and professional life due to this crisis. The pictures will form the collective memory of Vienna’s inhabitants about this moment in history and will be preserved for future generations. In the future, a selection of the objects … Continue reading Vienna – Historical corona collection
Vilnius’ cherry blossom blooming is a main attraction every year, those who don’t want to miss it will be able to follow the progress on a live broadcast. Read more here and watch online here
Films, concerts, ballets, tours, exhibition visits and lectures – the online programme of the municipal channel ‘Cultivez-vous’ (cultivate yorself) in Nice is updated every week with events to enjoy at home during the corona confinement. The new section ‘Pépites sonores’ (sound nuggets) offers rare recordings from the discography of the Nice Municipal Library, as well … Continue reading Nice – Cultivate yourself
Members of the Zagreb City Library can read more than 600 e-book titles on different devices, and they can access a list of free e-books. They can also get help in searching for content thanks to the Ask Librarians service. The Library also collected on their YouTube channel interesting online events like forums and workshops, … Continue reading Zagreb – Ask librarians
The city’s cultural services have been showcasing one work per day from Bordeaux’s museums, libraries or botanical gardens, or from one of the region’s cultural attractions. In addition, a large proportion of the collections held in the city’s public museums are available online. Read more here (in French)
Several of Düsseldorf’s cultural institutions offer tours and events online. The Aquazoo (a renowned zoo for mainly aquatic animals) streams online shark feedings. The local theatre Schauspielhaus offers behind-the-scene tours and the Maritime Museum (Schifffahrtsmuseum) can be visited virtually. Read more here (in German)
The mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, is inviting children to send in questions about their experiences during the confinement period. The mayor will reply to the messages in a weekly programme which will be broadcasted online first this Saturday, 11 April. The goal is to give children a louder voice, listen to their concerns and … Continue reading Barcelona – Listen to the kids
Cardiff based fotogallery has launched several initiatives to encourage creativity during the Covid-19 crisis: an online photo competition, a new weekly digest with creative activities to do at home, online resources, including a virtual tour of their current exhibition, and an platform for European artists. Read more here.
The municipal libraries of Madrid donate 1,000 copies of literary works, including novels, poetry and plays, to the IFEMA hospital for patients admitted for coronavirus. The books will be available in the library of the hospital, which will manage the distribution to reach all patients after the appropriate health security measures. These copies will not … Continue reading Madrid – Thousand books for corona patients
Gdansk municipality is now offering a digital space to share all online activities and events. This will facilitate further communication and promotion of local cultural and economic happenings. Read more here