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COVID-Culture II

1) One-time bonus of CZK 60,000 for self-employed individuals in the culture sector.

Self-employed individuals in the field of artistic and artistic-technical professions may apply from October 23rd, 2020, 9:00 until December 22nd, 2020.

An application for one-time support (CZK 60,000) can submit the artists who are professionally engaged in music, theatre, or dance culture area, as well as employees of technical professions involved in the organization of cultural events. The bonus is intended primarily for artists who have been directly affected by government measures and whose performances have had to be canceled or postponed due to the government restrictions.

The lump sum (one-time) subsidy for self-employed is requestable also for artists or technicians in the artistic sphere with temporary residence in the Czech Republic if their entrepreneurship is located within the EU. For more information please visit the Ministry of Culture websites.

More information about who can apply (and under what conditions) for a one-time bonus here.

2) Compensation for costs incurred: The aid may cover up to 50% of eligible expenses for postponed or cancelled cultural events and up to 80% of eligible expenses for continuously developed cultural activities. The maximum amount of the subsidy per entity is CZK 10,000,000.

Entities in the culture sector may submit their application from October 22nd, 2020, 9:00 to December 22nd, 2020.

The application for compensation of costs incurred may be submitted by artists or business entities that have the organisation and preparation of musical, musical drama, dance or theatre events as their primary or secondary job.


  • Ex post compensation up to 50% for eligible expenses for the organisation of postponed or cancelled cultural events and individual projects which were supposed to take place in the period from March 10th, 2020 until December 31st, 2020. I.e. expenses incurred in vain during the period from October 1st 2019 until November 20th, 2020.


  • Ex post compensation up to 80% for eligible expenses of business entities whose continuous activity in the culture sector has been. I.e. expenses related to the period from March 1st, 2020 to December  31st, 2020 which has been paid between March 1st, 2020 until November 20th, 2020.

More details about who can apply for the support here.

Additional information on the COVID-Culture II program: The full text here.

An entity may submit only one application for support under expenses paid in vain and one application for one-off support. An entity cannot use expenses that were already submitted in the first call of this program (COVID-Culture I) or another grant or rescue program.

Applicants can combine the COVID-Culture program with the Caregiver’s allowance for self-employed.

You can fill the application online via the AIS MIT Portal, where you find all the necessary forms.

The verification of the identity of the applicant is made through electronic identification.
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Alternatively, you can find instructions here

The Ministry of Industry and Trade begins paying out the program on the 25th of November, 2020.