Proposed COVID 19 Interventions (APRIL 2020)

Government of Lesotho
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Artists who fall in this category be registered so that they are part of the talent that can be compensated as people who rely on productions.

Tax relief for small businesses should incorporate funds for the registered production houses.

A register of all Producers, companies and Associations should be compiled so that funding mechanisms can be executed through a relief fund model using the Private competitiveness and LNDC process.

Virtual production should be supported so that producers and and Administrators have funds to do online shoots, direct using remote learning, artists get support to be able to self-shoot of self-record while remote productions get assisted.

Facilitate buying of content produced for LNBS and social media platforms. Protection of works should still be supported by this process.

Any awareness messages that needs to be through film, tv, should be directed to the association to ensure members have access to edutainment jobs on COVID19 as part of the Risk Communication response.

Relief fund be accessible to all crafters so that they register with BEDCO for support.
A registry of the different crafts component should be compiled to allocate funding due to the business losses.

Payment of rental spaces should be another relief measure that follows the tax relief component.

Penalties for trader's licences should be lifted until three months.

Set up a website with all contacts list for different producers to sell online (support with creating an online market).

Fund allocation to music producers, in different categories to allow rental, production using virtual means.

Online recording music support.

Support with creating an online protected music platform for new music release.

Musicians creating COVID message embedded songs should be produced and compensated and be paid through the Risk communication funding.

Virtual performances space be created and supported so that dance, poetry or theatrical pieces are packaged for online platforms.

Risk communication funds should cater for edutainment pieces by this sector.

Support for rental spaces should be afforded.

Small business relief measures be applicable.

Literary works, there should be an online platform where literary works are available but supported to buy online.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

None, it remains a proposition at this time.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Creative Cultural Industry CSOs
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Cultural Domain(s)
Prioridades transversales