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June 30. Cultural Organizations during and after COVID-19

The cultural industry among many other economic fields was heavily influenced by the Covid–19 global pandemic. None of the cultural organizations (profit or non profit ones) were able from the early signs or when the pandemic and the lockdown began, to predict or to prepare a crisis management plan. The sector is facing major difficulties in artistic programming, in meeting the new safety standards or how to handle major losses in ticket sales, revenues and fundraising. Some cultural organizations expect to benefit from public support but this not the general rule; especially the more fragile players have limited opportunities for a valid recovery plan.

Covid-19 increased more dramatically the pressure on the cultural sector since in many cases is ineffectively organized with artists and professionals working in temporary contracts or with low standards of business elements in the operation of the sector,

Nevertheless the crisis always raise new opportunities and as an example we can discuss about numerous cultural organizations that went digital during the lockdown (with free content in most of the cases) prepare for the next day. Or how major players like The Met Opera have announced their restart for 2021. Today more than ever, the importance of culture for society is clear therefore the current challenge is to design strategies that overcome the negative impacts in the short term and help the development of the organizations

The webinar will discuss good practices that took place during the lockdown and what kind of elements future strategies should contain.

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Dr Prodromos Monastiridis │Thessaloniki Concert Hall | Head of the Marketing and Fundraising Department | Adjutant Lecturer American College of Thessaloniki.

Marshall Marcus | Secretary General, European Union Youth Orchestra | Chief Executive, International Youth Foundation| President, Sistema Europe.

Elise Jalladeau | General Director | Thessaloniki Film Festival.

Marianna Tanagia | Digital Communication Network | DCN SEE Hub.

This event is co-organized by the Digital Communication Network SouthEast Europe Hub (DCN SEE) and World Learning and is part of DCNSEE’s Ideas in Action – Digital Engagement, a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. The series aims to engage digital communities globally, to promote accurate information, combat distortions, encourage responsible behavior, and discourage panic, support mitigation of a global pandemic, and avoid major societal disruptions. DCNSEE is supported by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges.

DCN SOUTHEAST EUROPE HUB is a consortium of Aristotle University, Digital Communication Network, non-profits, public and private organizations and companies involved in the fields of digital communication, social impact campaigns, technology, and innovation. It is a unique, interdisciplinary coalition tapping into the best talent and resources across Europe.

The webinar is produced by Digital Communication Network, a diverse professional coalition in the digital space.