Impact of the state of emergency on culture sector in Peru

Type of institution
National Government
  • Direct support for artists and cultural professionals
    • Compensation for loss of income
  • Support for sectors of the cultural and creative industries
    • Compensation for business interruption losses
  • Strengthening the competitiveness of the cultural and creative industries
    • Participatory needs assessments and feasibility studies
Type of measure
Emergency response
June 2020

Under the national state of emergency, the Ministry of Culture devised and conducted a national survey in collaboration with the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima to measure the impact of the state of emergency on the culture sector. The survey results were made public to inform citizens and allow decisions to be based on factual observation. Over 60 meetings were held with civil society representatives from various cultural and artistic sectors to hear their proposals for measures to respond to the impact of the health emergency. The government released nearly 50 million sol (US$ 13.9 million) in emergency aid for individuals and entities in the culture sector  and to purchase content.

(See Report on the impact of the state of emergency by COVID-19 in the sector of arts, museums and cultural and creative industries - General results)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Media Arts
Performing Arts
Visual Arts