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last update : 02.06.2020
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Federal and cantonal measures for cultural actors in German, French and Italian.
Emergency Help from Swiss Culture Social in German, French and Italian. (WATCH OUT. DEADLINE to apply is 20th September 2020)
Find all general national information on Corona WORKER'S COMPENSATION : The Information Centre OASI/DI works on behalf of all compensation offices and DI offices in Switzerland and has all the info in 4 languages here.
CHILD CARING and can't work? Check if you qualify for compensation here: German, French and Italian.
ARF/FDS, the Swiss Film Writers and Directors Association created a GUIDE in 3 languages for writers and directors ;
SSFV, the Swiss Film and Video Technicians Syndicate created a GUIDE for independent and freelance crew members in German, French and Italian.
SSA the Swiss Author's Society, has put together a special Guide for AUTHOR'S RIGHT (royalties) in times of COVID-19. In French (and in German soon).
The European Audiovisual Observatory is tracking European audiovisual sector measures. You can download their updated tracking excel document on their website.
Suissimage and SSA both have a SOLIDARITY FUND for emergency help (check if you qualify).
CORONAVIRUS : FEDERAL COUNCIL MEASURES FOR CULTURAL ACTORS
The details and modalities of the emergency aid for artists and cultural actors have been revealed on the Suisseculture Sociale website, mandated to manage the aid distribution. Among the conditions, it is necessary to have already submitted a request for an allowance for loss of earnings in connection with COVID-19. The aid is limited to a max of CHF 196 per day. This is a direct aid that does not have to be reimbursed.
CAUTION! DEADLINE TO APPLY IS SEPTEMBER 20th 2020
ALL INFO ON SUISSECULTURE SOCIALE WEBSITE: French ; German ; Italian
On Friday, 20 March 2020, the Federal Council issued a series of extraordinary emergency measures which also include measures to support the cultural sector.
The related ordinance includes three specific measures:
Immediate assistance for businesses and creators in the cultural sector;
Compensation for companies and creative artists in the cultural sector;
Support for non-professional cultural associations.
The Confederation has made the cantons responsible for immediate support for companies and compensation.
In the case of non-professional associations, the Confederation has instructed the associations supported by the Federal Interior Department to act as contact points.
The Federal Council has instructed Suisseculture Sociale to take responsibility for immediate assistance for cultural creators. ALL INFOS on its website www.suisseculturesociale.ch.
Due to the number of requests that will have to be responded to, communication will ONLY be in writing.