Support for the cultural sector and help across borders #solidarity

Emergency situation – How can I help? How can I be helped? Here we collect offers of support for the cultural sector as well as possibilities through which we can help people who are life-threatened by the effects of the Corona crisis. There is no guarantee of completeness, but we hope it will serve its purpose.
Information about the Coronavirus in all languages.


The Tafel Dresden wishes above all to receive financial support
Donation side of the board

Overview Coronavirus – activities (excerpt) in the individual countries of Doctors without Borders
Doctors without borders to Lesvos
Donate for doctors without borders

Seebrücke #leavenoonebehind
Petition #leavenoonebehind

Mission Lifeline donate

Lesvos Solidarity

Overviews of assistance and support for the cultural sector

Reload | Scholarships for independent groups from the Federal Cultural Foundation, 130 scholarships for independent groups of three or more members in the fields of theatre, dance and music from July 2020 to December 2020 >>> Application period: 11 – 25.5.2020

Saxon Award for Art and Demography 2020: “KunstZeitAlter”, deadline 31.05.

Denkzeit” scholarship of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony! A one-time grant of 2,000 euros each is awarded for a period of two months.

Stiftung Lichtblick – For artists*, freelancers or solo self-employed

Overview of emergency aid for the cultural and creative industries in Germany

Emergency aid loan for Saxon micro-enterprises and freelancers

Emergency program “Saxony helps immediately”

Survey and overview of support measures by Kreatives Sachsen

Aid for artists and creative people from the Federal Government

Corona: Support Program Performing Arts Fund

The Saxon Music Council helps immediately.

What can I do myself?

Lower annual labour income in the KSK and pay less contribution

Call the tax office and request a reduction or elimination of input tax

Every solo self-employed person can apply for ALG 2 in an emergency.


#supportyourlocalartists Wir Gestalten Dresden, Trade association of the Dresden cultural and creative industries

Rent in times of Corona- 500 € immediate aid for theatre professionals

Emergency fund for musicians

Legal situation and advice Laaser Law Firm: Deficiency fee

Cancellation due to Corona – labour law implications

Initial telephone consultation for companies, freelancers and institutions

Bundesagentur für Arbeit: Corona-Virus: short-time working allowance possible


Deutscher Kulturrat: Corona versus Culture – Newsletter for all artists, cultural businesses, public and private cultural institutions affected by restrictions


6 months unconditional basic income


News and useful information from the Deutscher Bühnenverein (German Stage Association)

Collection of helpful newsletters, information on legal advice and more

Ver.di Corona-FAQ for the self-employed. Useful for the way through the bureaucratic jungle

Minister of State for Culture and Media – Help for artists

Dachverband Tanz – News

Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts – News

Socioculture Saxony – News

Servicestelle Freie Szene – News

Saxon Music Council – News

Advice to the Performing Arts Fund

Kulturstiftung des Freistaats Sachsen – Information for project sponsors

European Dancehouse Network – Coronavirus and the dance sector