Coronavirus: a new platform for cultural and creative stakeholders

Today, the Commission is launching a dedicated platform, Creatives Unite, to help artists, performers and others working in the cultural and creative sectors share information and potential measures more easily during the current coronavirus crisis.

Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “The coronavirus is having a devastating economic impact on the cultural and creative sectors. This online platform will provide a forum for cultural and creative sectors to share ideas and initiatives and co-create solutions thanks to their creativity in response to the crisis. A platform by the sector, for the sector.”

The launch of the platform is a follow-up to the EU Culture Ministers’ video conference of 8 April where Commissioner Gabriel announced the initiative. Creative FLIP, a European Parliament pilot project implemented by the European Commission, led by the Goethe Institut in cooperation with the European Creative Hubs Network and other partners, will help to run and curate the platform.

The platform offers a common space for all those looking for information about cultural and creative sector initiatives responding to the coronavirus crisis. It gives access in one single space to the multitude of existing resources and numerous relevant networks and organisations.

It also offers a curated space to co-create and upload contributions towards finding solutions together.

Susanne Conze –