Corona Aid for Comic Artists

Corona, culture, comics – what are the options? Right now, they are sadly thin on the ground, however Federal Commissioner Monika Grütters has announced an intention to provide federal financial aid to the creative sector (link in German):

https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/bundesregierung/staatsministerin-fuer-kultur-und-medien/aktuelles/kulturstaatsministerin-kuendigt-hilfen-fuer-kultur-und-kreativwirtschaft-an-1731108

The Federal Competence Centre for Culture and the Creative Industry has collected a lot of useful information on their website. The information is available for both individual states and for Germany as a whole, and is frequently updated (link in German):

https://kreativ-bund.de/corona

The German Cultural Council is publishing a daily newsletter with reporting on new programs and aid initiatives (link in German): 

https://www.kulturrat.de/corona/

Last week, the Association of German Foundations issued an appeal to adjust cultural funding programs for the current crisis and, if possible, to donate money towards local and regional solutions (link in German): 

https://www.stiftungen.org/news/keep-the-arts-alive.html

There is a summary of aid options for artists and cultural actors in Austria here (link in German):

https://igkultur.at/artikel/unterstuetzungsmoeglichkeiten-fuer-von-covid19-massnahmen-betroffene-kunst-und

In Switzerland, you can find information on measures taken to soften the economic effects of corona virus on the cultural sector here (link in German, French, and Italian):

https://www.bak.admin.ch/bak/de/home/themen/coronavirus.html

Illustration: Burcu Türker, Alphabet des Ankommens