Breaking: Germany rolls out aid for freelance artistsmain
Culture Minister Monika Grütters has just announced what she called a ‘rescue umbrella for the cultural, creative and media sectors’.
‘We know the needs, we know the despair,’ said Grütters. ‘The cultural sector in particular is characterized by a high proportion of self-employed people who now have existential problems. I am therefore happy to be able to say: Help is coming – as quickly and as unbureaucratically as possible! I would like to thank the Minister of Economic Affairs, Finance and Labor very sincerely for taking into account the concerns and interests of the artists and the creative and media landscape that we have brought to the table. This shows that the Federal Government as a whole is aware of the unique importance of our cultural, creative and media landscape.’
The Federal Government will provide Corona emergency aid for self-employed and small businesses totalling up to 50 billion euros.