Statement of the live performance on Covid-19 (March 2020)

The Live Performance sector calls the EU and governments to provide targeted measures following the impact of Covid-19 on live events.

Pearle*-Live Performance Europe, the European federation of organisations and enterprisesin the music, performing arts and live performance sector calls upon the EU and governments to take targeted measures for the sector.

Pearle* and its members stand by the goals to combat and control the Corona-virus as quickly as possible. At the outbreak, in several countries, concert halls and theatres took in their own hands their responsibility towards the public before strict measures obliged to cancel events. Public health prevails in those exceptional circumstances.

In these times, culture is not a luxury but key to our societies and a unifying and mobilising force all over Europe. More than ever culture is needed in a crisis situation.

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