Author: Elena Peneva
On 15 April 2020 UNESCO launched the ResiliArt global movement, whose main goal was to initiate debates related to current issues affecting the cultural sector, as well as to give voice to artists and organizations whose activities have been hindered by the pandemic.
According to statistics from UNESCO’s global report Re|Shaping Policies for Creativity, published in February 2022, due to the pandemic, employment in the cultural sector on a global level has fallen dramatically with the loss of more than 10 million jobs. However, these figures do not include the burden borne by individual artists and other professionals in the sector. This includes the people who support the vast ecosystem of cultural and creative industries with their range of skills and experience, such as artisans, managers, administrators, educators, and others.
Photo: footage from the report “ResiliArt 100: Crowdsourcing a vision of resilient creative industries”
#culturalpolicies is a collaborative project between A25 Cultural Foundation and the Informational Portal for NGOs in Bulgaria. Its goal is to shed light on key decisions, processes, and policies from Bulgaria and around the world, important not only to the professionals in the sector, but also necessary for the well-being of all of us as citizens.
In 2022 the rubrics #culturalpolicies is implemented under the “A25/22” project, financed by the “One-Year Grant 2021” program of the National Culture Fund, Bulgaria.