a-n’s Covid-19 impact survey report reflects the views of over 4,000 a-n members in response to the immediate effects of the public health crisis on artists and arts organisers. The survey was open from Thursday 19 March to Tuesday 24 March 2020.
Whilst overall, 93% of respondents said that they, their practice or career had been affected by the pandemic, the survey showed that 82% of respondents had immediate upcoming work cancelled, including events, performances and public activities, and a further 59% had to cancel their own work activities.
96% of respondents indicated income reduction as a significant immediate impact of the pandemic, with 60% expecting income to be down over 50% in 2020 over all. Those working in craft and applied arts and performance, as well as those based in rural locations, predicted the greatest reduction.
Commissions, grants and awards was another area of uncertainty with many artists unsure if awards would be honoured when activities are no longer possible. The impact of the outbreak on access to studio space and restrictions on how artists connected and networked with other artists and curators were also concerns.
Read and download the full report below and download the Covid-19 impact survey infographic here.
- 17 April 2020