V4 discuss cultural programs offered during pandemic

The V4 member countries came up with many creative ideas and presented exciting new programs during the pandemic.

Péter Fekete, State Secretary at the Human Resources Ministry, said ministry officials in charge of culture from the four Visegrad Group countries have discussed at a two-day conference innovative programs and cultural projects organized during the coronavirus pandemic. “Hungary as V4 president has the job to assemble and share good practices that have been developed [in the cultural sphere] in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia since the outbreak of the pandemic,” Fekete said.

The state secretary said member countries came up with many creative ideas and presented exciting new programs, noting performances streamed by theaters online with their own TV crews and online classes presenting so far unseen art objects in 3D scans by several museums. He said an important result of the conference was to identify creative projects that had been launched “out of necessity” after the outbreak of the pandemic but which could also be used in the future, noting the Térzene free concert series in public spaces in cities, towns and villages. The Visegrad Group will now send a summary of their most successful cultural programs and projects to 40 cultural ministers in Europe.

The conference entitled Impact and Influence Cultural Innovation in the Visegrad Countries during the Covid-19 Pandemic was organized online on December 1-2 by Hungary as part of its current V4 presidency’s program.

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