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IATC supports ResiliArt

The IATC is proud to support and share information about UNESCO’s new cultural initiative, ResiliArt.

The health crisis brought on by the novel coronavirus has plunged the world into a recession, costing the global economy US $1 trillion during 2020 (UNCTAD). While billions of people around the world turn to culture as a source of comfort and connection, the impact of COVID-19 has not spared the culture sector. More than 80% of UNESCO World Heritage properties have closed down, threatening the livelihoods of the local communities and cultural professionals. Cultural institutions and facilities including museums, theatres and cinemas are losing millions in revenue each day, and many have had to let go of their staff. Artists across the world, most of whom were already working part-time, on an informal basis or under precarious contracts prior to the pandemic, are struggling to make ends meet. Today, we are experiencing a cultural emergency.

This is why UNESCO is launching a global movement – ResiliArt! 

ResiliArt sheds light on the current state of creative industries amidst crisis through an exclusive global discussion with key industry professionals while capturing experiences and voices of resilience from artists – both established and emerging – on social media. Together, it raises awareness about the far-reaching ramification of COVID-19 across the sector and aims at supporting artists during and following the crisis.

For further info: https://en.unesco.org/creativity/news/resiliart-artists-creativity-beyond-crisis