The Corona Taskforce Culturele en Creatieve Sector in the Netherlands set an open letter to minister van Engelshoven

ECBN re-published this blog and initiative:

“Dear members of the cabinet,

“Despair at hand,” that is the summary of the cry for help that we have received en masse from our supporters in recent days. The immediate reason was the letter that the Minister of Engelshoven sent to the House of Representatives on Friday 27 March.

The cultural and creative sector (including heritage) is being hit on an unprecedented scale by measures taken by the national government to combat the corona virus COVID-19. These measures are necessary: after all, public health is paramount. We also understand that these measures affect many social and economic sectors. Our inventory shows that the sudden and massive stoppage of cultural, educational and other social activities leads to irreparable consequences in the cultural and creative sector. This is related to a number of specific characteristics and bottlenecks in this sector.” (Google Translator)

Source and Full Letter in Dutch