To offer information resources, technical support and crisis response expertise, to the Cultural and Creative Industries ecosystem, for the strengthening of sector COVID-19 preparedness and response mechanisms
Covid-19 Culture and Creative Industries Portal
This portal is an initiative of Nhimbe Trust, under the Nhimbe Global Affairs Observatory department. Through an innovative, responsive and proactive approach, the Observatory curates culture, arts and heritage oriented interventions in response to complex emergencies. Programming is targeted at countries / communities at risk of conflict, in conflict, engaged in post-conflict reconstruction, affected by natural disasters and impacted by political or socio-economic ‘crisis.’
The COVID-19 global health crisis has tremendously impacted the functionality and functioning capacities of cultural and creative industries, placing a demand for the formulation of concerted responses that are timely, accessible, resilient and targeted. To date, there are a plethora of initiatives and strategies that have been curated by various institutions, individuals, governments, government functionaries and communities, as a means of supporting the cultural and creative industries ecosystem, to ensure that it maintains a degree of functionality despite the devastation of the current health crisis. This portal maps these interventions, for increased accessibility of opportunities, research tools and communiques that are available to cultural and creative industry stakeholders, within and beyond the ambit of their geographical areas of operation.