Among the activities that have been put in place to analyze and understand this enormous change, a report produced by Econcult (University of Valencia) provides an overview of the challenges encountered and the efforts still to be made to maintain sustainable, free and diverse environments for creation, dissemination and access to cultural life.
Although it was not originally included in the project’s Application Form (AF), Econcult (University of Valencia) decided to produce this report because the team needed to understand the implications of the Covid-19 outbreak on the internationalisation plans of the beneficiary organisations. The initiative, which sits within the framework of the strategic evaluation activities that Econcult was already carrying out, was considered particularly relevant because the evaluation of Chebec could not be completed without taking into account how this exceptional situation has affected the organisations and the pilot projects they are participating in.
- to analyse the short and medium-term impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the beneficiary organisations of the Chebec project
- to look at the adaptation strategies they have used to respond to the situation of confinement and uncertainty
- to evaluate the support provided to the cultural sector by the governments of each of the countries involved in the Chebec partnership.
The impacts of the current crisis on the Chebec beneficiaries are similar to those being faced by other agents in the cultural sector: cancellations or postponement of events, reduction or cancellation of orders, closure of spaces and workshops, impacts on suppliers, etc. This crisis has worsened the already fragile and precarious situation of the cultural sectors, which have not yet recovered from the economic crisis caused by the bursting of the financial bubble in 2008.
This report is divided into three chapters, including a description of the methodology used, an analysis of the results of a survey carried out among the beneficiaries and final conclusions on the impact of Covid-19 on these organisations.
⇨ the report ⇦