COVID-19 impact survey: Final Report

a‑n The Artists Infor­ma­tion Com­pa­ny share the final report from their recent Covid-19 impact survey.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a-n and BOP Consulting designed
a survey to understand how the virus outbreak is impacting artists and arts
managers across the UK and what support they need. The survey was open for five days, from Thursday 19 March to Tuesday 24 March 2020. The survey received a total of 4,070 responses, covering approximately 15% of a-n members and providing a large data set from which we can draw robust findings.

The survey marks a moment at the start of the Covid-19 crisis and reflects the views of over 4,000 a-n members. The report provides robust insights into the emerging impacts of the public health crisis and stands as a stark reminder of precarity in the arts.

Key findings: 93% of respondents say that they, their practice or career have been affected by the pandemic and the survey shows that 82% of respondents have had upcoming work cancelled. 96% of respondents indicate income reduction as a significant immediate impact of the pandemic, with 60% expecting their income to be down by over 50% in 2020. 69% of respondents identify an immediate impact on their studio space.