Coronavirus Cultural Advice Initiative

The Coronavirus Cultural Advice Initiative was founded by Lytton Patrick Brown in October 2020 to submit requests for closing museums, performing arts venues, historic sites & other attractions based on case data and medical advice in regions I have visited where governments ignore high infection rates. Closures are required to reduce infection rates, save lives for patrons, staff and local residents. In addition, region wide requests to local governments are also part of the overall initiative. Culture is very important, but closing it's venues and using protective measures are the only possible way to open during safer months, help each community stay safe, out of hospital & ensure a safer outcome in the long term.

Update October 2021 : Requests also include mask mandates where cases are lower and sites may open with covid passport certificates. Also new wording, ending by 2022 has been removed as it has been accepted covid-19 will be with us for years to come.

Update August 2022 :
A new request system is being developed based on what measures work and on the state of infections and transmission as well as advice from a wide range of health officials including doctors, scientists and using research findings as we have better knowledge of what works. I plan to expand pandemic efforts to include creating an online group and to work with groups already in operation to put pressure on governments to do more to protect everyone, control covid and support healthcare workers.

8 August
Request for Canadian National Exhibition

25 July
Request for France

29 April
Request for Ontario

5 May
Request for Quebec

5 April
Request for Prince Edward Island

5 April
Request for Ireland

Request for Belgium

Request for Austria

24 March
Request for France

9 March
Request for Nova Scotia

Request for New Brunswick

Request for Newfoundland

8 November
Request for Belgium

15 October
Request for Province of Saskatchewan

1 October
Request for Province of Alberta.

29 September
Request & thank you to Brussels.

28 September
Request for Luxembourg & Liege, Belgium.

17 September
Request for Calgary Tower

15 July
Request for Northern Ireland

10 July
Request for NHS England

29 June
Request for Labour Party

27 June
Request for Tokyo Government

26 June
UK Doctor's & British Medical Association

21 June
Request for UK Government

18 June
Request for City of Sapporro

16 June
Request for International Olympic Committee

15 June
Request for Manchester Museum of Transport

10 June
Request for Canadian Olympic Committee

25 May
Thank you to Queen's Park

13 May
Request for Sears / Willis Tower

11 May
Thank you to Province of Manitoba

5 February
Request for International Skating Union

4 February
Thank you & request for Government of Ontario

5 January
Thank you & request for Government of Ontario

​18 December
Request for United Kingdom

​16 December
Thank you to Republic of France

15 December
Thank you to Kingdom of Denmark

14 December
Thank you to Province of Alberta​

​10 December
Request for Government of Ontario

7 December
Request for Harbour Centre

4 December
Request for Royal Alberta Museum

3 December
Thank you to Province of Manitoba

28 November
Thank you to City of New York

27 November
Request for Empire State Building

26 November
Request for St. Patrick's, New York​

23 November
Thank you to Kingdom of Belgium 

22 November
Thank you to Republic of Austria

21 November
Request for Skylon Tower

19 November
Request for Bata Shoe Museum

18 November
Thank you to Redpath Museum

17 November
Request for Art Gallery of Ontario

16 November
Thank you to King of Belgium

13 November
Request for Royal Ontario Museum​

12 November
Request for Government of Ontario

11 November
Thank you to Belgian Royal Children

2 October
Thank you to CN Tower

Request for City of Toronto

Request for Toronto Public Health