This report has been prepared by KEA, represented by Philippe Kern for the Council of Europe.
The impact COVID-19 pandemic has wounded sociality and limited the possibility to stay together: the essence of many forms of art. The report aims to provide a first analysis on the tremendous impact on the cultural and creative sector (CCS). The wording “CCS” is defined here as all the sectors whose activities are based on cultural values, or artistic, creative expressions, market or non-market-oriented. It includes architecture, archives, libraries and museums, artistic crafts, audio-visual tangible and intangible cultural heritage, design, festivals, music, literature, performing arts, publishing, radio and visual arts.