The Impact of the Corona Virus Pandemic on Art

We offer updates, the unknown and the interesting 

Here you will find important articles and links concerning the impact of the corona pandemic on society, on the economy and especially on arts.

Disclaimer of liability!
We have carefully selected the articles that can help orchestras and their managers to develop an exit strategy and return to normality. However, we accept no liability for the content of the pages of these publications. Ultimately, you must make your own decisions and take responsibility for the actions you take. We ask for your understanding.

How can Orchestras get out of the Pandemic well?

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Making music during the pandemic – what does science advise?
On the risks of infection when singing in choirs and making music with wind instruments.

(Kähler, Christian J.; Hain, Rainer 2020)

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Is there an increased risk of infection from wind players?

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Trumpets do not blast out candles

"If the responsible political authorities and also the health authorities follow the recommendations of the physicians from the Charité, there could soon be rehearsals and concerts again. However, there are still no guidelines for dealing with the audience." (FAZ 9 May 2020)

Second update from 19.05.2020


Risk assessment of a coronavirus infection in the field of music

Prof. Dr. med. phil. Claudia Spahn, Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Richter Head of the Freiburg Institute for Musician's Medicine (FIM), University Hospital and Freiburg University of Music

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Bamberg Symphony Orchestra Test with Woodwinds

"The corona fog is clearing: the wind section of a symphony orchestra was considered a dangerous virus distributor. The Bamberg Symphony Orchestra now made the test. The result astonishes virologists."(Welt 8 May 2020)

Where can I get help - Where can I make donations in Australia?

Find here links to articles about the fires and links to donation sites

Supporting artists in need

"COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on the live performing arts. Theatres and venues across WA have closed their doors to reduce its spread, and countless performances have been cancelled or postponed. Thousands of artists have seen sources of income they needed to get by vanish. Artist Relief Fund WA will support as many local artists and arts workers as we can in small but meaningful ways. We cannot replace any lost fees or wages, but we will offer targeted financial assistance to alleviate hardship. If you can make a donation we will use it to support the people who entertain and enrich our state. " (Artist Relief Fund WA 2020)
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Announcing the COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund

"With events, performances, and conferences across the country canceled, the hospitality industry closure, growing travel restrictions, significant health threats, cross-sector lay-offs, and social distancing recommendations, Washington State artists are facing severe career disruption and loss. These unrestricted cash grants are intended to support working artists with: Lost wages and earnings; Loss from event, performance, and conference cancellations and school / community-based education closures; Medical expenses; Rent and mortgage payments, food, utilities, and other living expenses. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and selected weekly. Grants range from $500-$5,000 based on artists’ needs." (Artist Trust 2020)

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“100% of your donation goes to projects…and then we double it!”

We do not want to repeat and post what everyone knows, reads in the newspaper or has seen in the news. The continuing apocalyptic destruction of Australia by bushfires is the saddest reality of late 2019 and early 2020. There are not enough words to describe and lament this tragedy.

Instead, we want to try to do something ourselves and help Australia, its people and its nature as much as we can.

Therefore we have donated and would like to ask all visitors to our site to consider making a donation to an Australian organisation, a wildlife resort, the fire brigade, the Australian Red Cross or any organisation of your choice!

Please find links below!  Thanks and God bless all!

Personal Note: we donated to the NSW Fires Services and to Dimmocks Wildlife Retreat directly by a deposit into their bank account. Donations using special donation platforms seemed to be to costly. This way we where able to send more funds to the people and organisations in need.