Barcelona – Keeping culture alive

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Álvaro García Pérez
Department of International Relations
Barcelona City Council​
Pl. Sant Jaume, 1. 08002 Barcelona
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The crisis generated by COVID-19 also affects the city’s cultural network. The City Council has undertaken 10 city measures that are being implemented to mitigate the effects and keep culture alive, with the Catalan and Spanish governments also being urged to implement others. 

This measures are intended to give an opportunity to arts companies, cultural programmes and shows which have been cancelled and to mitigate the effects of the crisis in the cultural sector, and include advance payments for artists whose shows have been postponed, subsidies for grassroots culture and a new timing and programme for the festival Grec 2020 to include as many productions by local companies as possible – Barcelona has initiated ten measures to support culture in the city in the face of COVID-19.

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