This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores “regional and national policies: the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the cultural industries”, focused in general on member states of the European Union and the United Kingdom, and in particular on France, Finland, and Slovakia. It deals with “cultural workers: resilience and organization during the COVID-19 pandemic”, focused on Norwegian, Italian, Austrian, and Spanish (compared to Colombian) actors. The book focuses on “institutional strategies: responses in the arts and culture sectors to the strict lockdown of March 2020”, focused on Italy, Spain, Nordic countries, and the Czech Republic. It explores the various measures that have been designed for and targeted to the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) in Finland facing the pandemic since March 2020. The book analyzes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CCIs in Slovakia and the government's policy response.