European Dancehouse Network Actions
The recent spread of the Coronavirus is pushing States to take harsh measures in the attempt to tackle the pandemic throughout Europe and beyond. The European Dancehouse Network's thoughts are with all those who are suffering because of this virus and sincerely hopes that anyone affected by it gets well soon.
Coronavirus and the dance sector
To get a better picture on how the dance sector is affected, the EDN has a short questionnaire for individuals working in the dance sector here
The emergency measures have affected many of you, especially as our work in contemporary dance takes place through physical encounters and gatherings. EDN stands in solidarity with dance houses and artists affected by the emergency measures to prohibit large gatherings of people with a view to containing the spread of the COVID19 virus. Without appropriate support measures, these decisions will have devastating economic and social consequences on the sector.
Advocacy from the culture sector
Whether employed or freelance, workers in the cultural sector, who are often in an already precarious situation, are facing a sudden and dramatic loss of income.
We join Cultural Action Europe in its support to PEARLE* statement and urge all governments to adopt emergency measures that may adequately support the sustainability of the cultural sector.
Additionally, we want to point out the resource page made by On the Move in partnership with Circostrada. It is done as a way to gather information and initiatives internationally (particularly in Europe, Asia and the USA) that can be useful to share, know about and/or be inspired from.