How 8 Countries Have Tried to Keep Artists Afloat

Governments around the world have tried to support the arts during the pandemic, some more generously than others.

By Alex Marshall

“In December, owners and operators of theaters and music halls across the United States breathed a sigh of relief when Congress passed the latest coronavirus aid package, which finally set aside $15 billion to help desperate cultural venues. But that came more than six months after a host of other countries had taken steps to buffer the strain of the pandemic on the arts and artists. Here are the highlights, and missteps, from eight countries’ efforts.”


  • France

  • Germany

  • Britain

  • Poland

  • New Zealand

  • South Africa

  • South Korea

  • Brazil

Source: The New York Times