In-depth | COVID-19

The pandemic hit the arts: will the show go on?

By - 17.09.2021

The lights went down on the arts and culture sector in Kosovo in the wake of the pandemic.

The initial lockdown restrictions of spring 2020 were only the first of many obstacles. With ongoing limitations to in-person events, many cultural institutions and venues are struggling to survive. Uncertain sponsorships, weak public funding and other challenges are additionally making life hard for independent workers and organizations in the arts.

How has COVID affected cultural events and festivals throughout the pandemic? Have institutions been able to recover their audiences in recent reopenings? What has the government done to help keep the culture sector alive? And how are cultural workers organizing to find a way to keep going?







This video was produced with the financial support of the European Union as part of the project “Citizens Engage”, implemented by K2.0 in partnership with GAP Institute. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Kosovo 2.0 and GAP Institute and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.