Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many cultural operators in Jordan are grappling with extraordinary financial pressure. In response, EUNIC Jordan, with financial support of the European Union in Jordan, has created an emergency fund and is launching a call for proposals for operators and organizations registered in the country to submit projects to promote and enhance creative industries in 2020. The fund is an additional temporary relief measure created to address the financial needs of the sector.
Cultural operators play an essential role in Jordanian society. They are a vital part of the social fabric of our communities and major drivers of Jordanian economy. People’s quality of life during the quarantine period and self-isolation depended on creative industries. Jordanians have sought out cultural goods like books, newspapers and magazines, film and television producHons, digital media, recorded music, and diverse kinds of virtual access to the visual and performing arts.
EUNIC Jordan & the EU will provide aid to the projects selected on a competitive basis either through co-financing or full support.
- Maintain jobs and support business continuity for organizations whose cash flow and short-term operational viability have been negatively impacted by the pandemic;
- Encourage the economic sustainability of creative industries in Jordan;
- Promote artistic contemporary creation and innovation