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Published 23.06.2020 13:40
In Mexico, filmmakers create an aid fund for workers in the film industry who were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Audiovisual Emergency Fund “Sifonóforo” has the support of relevant people in Mexican cinema, for example, directors Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón, actress Salma Hayek and actor Gael García. Technical workers who need financial assistance must register on the website of the Mexican Academy of Cinema.
Published 15.06.2020 13:44
In Costa Rica, the National Bank and the Kurubandé Foundation have created a campaign to raise funds to help artists.
The money is to buy food and finance the creation of artistic projects since due to the Covid-19 pandemic most of the artists are not working. The artists have recorded a video singing the song “Te mando una canción” to publicize the campaign.
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Published 03.06.2020 17:40
In Mauritius the government has launched a Covid-19 action plan to preserve cultural life and support artists.
The action plan includes 13 emergency interventions which will be valid for six months. These measures include holding weekly online concerts and monthly online theatre performances paid for by the government, as well as supporting virtual art exhibitions and commissioning street art.
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Published 30.05.2020 12:45
In Botswana the government has announced that artists and athletes will receive a Covid-19 allowance.
An allowance of P2500 (US$ 205) per month has been set aside for premier league football players and all professional artists registered with the Copyright Society Of Botswana(Cosbots) for a period of three months. The allowance will act as a relief grant due to loss of earnings resulting from the…
Published 21.05.2020 12:05
In Spain, the Government announced a €7 million package for the cultural sector.
This budget aims to help the cultural sector, heavily affected by the pandemic. It is added to the  €76.4 million that were approved on May 5. Among the beneficiaries of the grants there are theater and film associations and festivals, such as the Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival and the…
Published 27.04.2020 19:04
In Lithuania, freelancers will receive 257 euros per month during the lockdown.
People who can benefit from this measure are affected self-employed who paid social insurance contributions for at least 3 months during the last 12 months. Other measures include subsidies up to 90% of the wages to maintain workplaces and postponing tax payments.
Published 27.04.2020 18:47
In the UK, Banksy, the anonymous artist from Bristol, posted on his Instagram account a picture with a new artwork in his bathroom.
The picture was accompanied with a caption reading: “My wife hates it when I work from home.” Since his work rose in the 90s, Banksy has usually sent awareness messages. Millions of people around the world, who cannot work from home, have lost their regular income due to the pandemic.
Published 27.04.2020 13:41
In Switzerland, the government will pay freelancers for work lost.
Self-employed workers will be paid 80 percent of their daily salary to a maximum of CHF196 per day (about 186 euros). This is one of a package of measures announced by the government for a total of CHF 40 billion. These include: business liquidity for companies which may ask for…

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