What can cities do to support cultural and creative industries when festivals are forbidden and audience sizes in traditional cultural venues have to be severely reduced? How can cities support their creative sectors when public health demands that their traditional business models be laid still? The situation has been developing rapidly across the globe, but at the time of writing in April 2020, it looks like these challenges are going to be with us for the mid- to long-term.
I have a new article out on the URBACT blog which explores just these questions and examines how cities can move from immediate help to sustainable new models for supporting cultural and creative industries. Check it out here.
These insights are based on my German-language book Städtewandel durch Kultur, which is currently being translated into English and will be available this summer.