Corona overview: Where can I go for information about (support) measures in Flanders and Brussels?

Info and answers: An overview

The corona virus is having an enormous impact on our society, including artists and arts organisations. Much has been written, posted and talked about. Since it’s easy to lose the forest for the trees, we have collected here the information relevant to all who work in the arts sector. 

Below follows an overview of organisations to which artists and art workers can go for information about (support) measures in Flanders and Brussels. Still have questions? Contact us! 

  • Kunstenpunt/Vervangingsinkomen voor kunstenaars die freelancen? [Flanders Arts Institute/Replacement income for freelance artists?] (Blog post Nikol Wellens, regular updates)
    • For whom? Artists and art workers, working under one of the various social statutes, looking for possibilities for a replacement income.
  • Department of Culture (COVID-19 info page)
    • For whom? Organisations and individuals who receive or request subsidies via the Flemish Government (relevant for all who work in the Flemish Community). 
    • Explanation of the measures of the Consultation Committee (Federal and other authorities) that apply to the cultural sector; information about the impact on subsidy applications; possibilities to contact the Department of Culture during the period of the measures. 
    • Extensive FAQ with regular updates prepared in collaboration with Cultuurloket.
    • Emergency fund: the period for applying for a cultural activities premium ended on 12/1/2021.
  • Flemish Community Commission Brussels Capital Region
    • Brussels support measures for culture workers and organisations.
  • Cultuurloket (information and webinars)
    • For whom? Individuals, organisations and companies in the cultural sector.
    • A special corona line and crisis counselling service for tailor-made legal and business advice.
    • Webinars on the impact of corona on art workers (e.g. measures for the self-employed, temporary unemployment).
    • FAQ containing the most frequently asked questions drawn up in collaboration with the Department of Culture.
  • National Employment Office (R.V.A.) (extension of temporary unemployment, also for cancelled events and based on performances in the artistic sector between 13/3/19 and 13/3/20, extended to 31 March 2021).
  • BKO/RAB (network of cultural organisations in the Brussels-Capital Region)
    • For whom? Brussels cultural sector.
    • Overview of all measures.
  • Flanders DC (COVID-19 info page)
    • For whom? Self-employed persons, companies, employers in the creative sector.
    • Listing of federal support measures. 
  • Circus Centre (COVID-19 info page)
    • For whom? Flemish circus sector. 
    • References to the Department of Culture, Youth and Media, and FPS Economy.
  • VI.BE (COVID-19 info page)
    • For whom? The non-classical music sector in Flanders and Brussels.
    • References to the Department of Culture, Youth and Media, and the Cultuurloket corona line.
  • Faro (COVID-19 info page)
    • For whom? Cultural heritage sector. 
    • References to Department of Culture.
  • VLAIO (Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship) (info page with support measures for companies)
    • For whom? Self-employed persons, companies, employers located in the Flemish Region. 
    • Federal support measures; measures by other authorities (e.g. cities and municipalities, Europe).
  • FPS Economy (info page with support measures for companies)
    • For whom? Companies and self-employed.
    • Overview of federal measures for Belgian companies and self-employed; references to overviews at regional level.
  • 1819 (Brussels)
    • For whom? Companies located in the Brussels-Capital Region. 
    • Overview of federal support measures and measures applicable in the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • Private funds (patronage, philanthropy, donations)
    • SOS RELIEF a tool provided by State of the Arts for unconditional financial solidarity, from person to person.
    • An Urgent Embrace a tool developed by Globe Aroma in collaboration with State of the Arts for connecting receiver and giver.
  • Sociare
    • For whom? Sociocultural employers.
    • Overviews for employers at Flemish and Federal level, supplemented with Brussels (support) measures
  • Unizo (Union of Self-employed Entrepreneurs)
  • ACLVB (General confederation of liberal trade unions of Belgium)
    • For whom? Employees.
    • A FAQ for employees who are confronted with (temporary) unemployment.
  • ABVV (General federation of Belgian labour) – cultuurkameraad.be
    • For whom? Employees.
    • A FAQ for employees who are confronted with (temporary) unemployment; tips for protection against Corona.
  • ACV Puls (Confederation of Christian trade unions)
    • For whom? Employees.
    • A comprehensive specific FAQ for employees. 

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