Culture and the Covid Crisis

  • Online
  • 16:00-18:00

Canning House brings together a panel of leading cultural sector figures for a conversation on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic across literature, art, film and more, and what governments and organisations are doing to mitigate its effects.

Culture and the Covid Crisis

Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the cultural sector, with Latin America as no exception. Many galleries, museums, theatres and cinemas remain closed, while the region’s independent artists have received limited governmental aid.

Our panel will discuss policies adopted by Latin American governments to support cultural activities, and other initiatives which have emerged to mitigate the pandemic’s negative impacts on the sector.

We ask...

  • How should governments model their cultural policy?
  • Which non-governmental initiatives have proven most effective?
  • Are there alternatives to support the region’s cultural sector?

Our panel

Chair: Dr Martin Smith

Chairman of trustees, St John’s Smith Square, Westminster and the London Festival of Baroque Music; Special Adviser, the Ingenious Group; Visiting Fellow, Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), Goldsmiths, University of London

Alessio Antoniolli

Director, Gasworks & Triangle Network

Cristina Fuentes La Roche OBE

International Director of Hay Festival

David Martinez

Festival Producer, Raindance Festival

Gustavo Gonzalez

Director of International Relations and Business Affairs, ABRAMUS

Laura Escobar

Deputy Director, Partnerships and Innovation, Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo


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