Already dealing with disruptive market forces, the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) faced fundamental challenges resulting from the global health crisis, wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. With catastrophic changes to cultural consumption, cultural organizations are dealing with short-, medium-, and long-term threats to livelihoods under lockdown.

This book aims at filling the literature gap about the consequences of one of the hardest crises – COVID-19 – severely impacting all the fields of the CCIs. With a focus on European countries and taking into account the evolving and unstable context caused by the pandemic still in progress, this book investigates the first reactions and actual strategies of CCIs’ actors, government bodies, and cultural institutions facing the COVID-19 crisis and the potential consequences of these emergency strategies for the future of the CCIs. Solutions adopted during the repeated lockdowns by CCIs’ actors could originate new forms of cultural consumption and/or new innovative market strategies. This book brings together a constellation of contributors to analyze the cultural sector as it seeks to emerge from this existential challenge.

The global perspectives presented in this book provide research-based evidence to understand and reflect on an unprecedented period, allowing reflective practitioners to learn and develop from a range of real-world cases. The book will also be of interest to researchers, academics, and students with a particular interest in the management of cultural and creative organizations and crisis management.

chapter |8 pages


The COVID-19 pandemic and the cultural industries: Emergency strategies and a renewed interest for building a better future?
ByElisa Salvador

part Section 1|72 pages

Regional and national policies

chapter 101|16 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic and cultural industries in the EU and in the United Kingdom

A perfect storm 1
ByAlessandro Giovanni Lamonica, Pierangelo Isernia

chapter 2|19 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic and cultural industries in France

Cultural policy challenged 1
ByJean Paul Simon

chapter 3|19 pages

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the field of Finnish cultural industries

Revealing and challenging policy structures
ByMervi Luonila, Vappu Renko, Olli Jakonen, Sari Karttunen, Anna Kanerva

chapter 4|16 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic and the cultural policy response in Slovakia 1

ByZuzana Došeková, Andrej Svorenčík

part Section 2|94 pages

Cultural workers

chapter 825|15 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic and cultural workers

Fight, flight or freeze in lockdown?
ByBeate Elstad, Dag Jansson, Erik Døving

chapter 6|16 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic, cultural work, and resilience

ByViktoriya Pisotska, Luca Giustiniano

chapter 7|14 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic, coworking spaces, and cultural events

The case of Italy
ByFederica Rossi, Ilaria Mariotti

chapter 8|13 pages

Freelance classical musicians in Austria and the COVID-19 pandemic

ByDagmar Abfalter, Sandra Stini

chapter 9|34 pages

Artists in the COVID-19 pandemic

Use of lockdown time, skill development, and audience perceptions in Colombia and Spain
ByJavier A. Rodríguez-Camacho, Pedro Rey-Biel, Jeremy C. Young, Mónica Marcell Romero Sánchez

part Section 3|96 pages

Institutional strategies

chapter 17610|17 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic and structural change in the museum sector

Insights from Italy
ByEnrico Bertacchini, Andrea Morelli, Giovanna Segre

chapter 11|14 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic and cultural industries in Spain

Early impacts of lockdown
ByRaúl Abeledo-Sanchis, Guillem Bacete Armengot

chapter 12|18 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic and cultural industries in the Nordic region

Emerging strategies in film and drama productions
ByTerje Gaustad, Peter Booth

chapter 13|13 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic and cultural industries in the Czech Republic

ByMarek Prokůpek, Jakub Grosman

chapter 14|15 pages

The COVID-19 pandemic and the European screen industry

The role of national screen agencies
ByCaitriona Noonan

chapter 15|14 pages

Orchestrating change

The future of orchestras post COVID-19
ByJohn O'Hagan, Karol J. Borowiecki

chapter |3 pages


The legacy of COVID-19 for the cultural industries
ByTrilce Navarrete