Of course, surveys are not the only instrument for collecting data on the ongoing COVID-19 impacts. We are aware that the creative industries are tracking other data like video on demand and streaming data too. What companies say in public, including on their websites, and what is reported in the media also contains valuable information. At the PEC we are interested in talking to - and, if useful signposting - such data efforts too.
For practical advice on dealing with the pandemic including links to sub-sector and union advice, the Creative Industries Federation have pulled together a list of key resources.
To understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the cultural learning workforce the CLA ran a workforce survey, asking freelancers and colleagues working in organisations to fill in a short survey by the 23 December.
This ESRC funded research project investigates the social, cultural, and economic consequences of COVID19 on independent arts workers across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Please visit the website for more information.
The survey should take around 20 minutes to complete and is open until 19 March 2021
As well as the above surveys, Indigo have just released a resource for cinemas, designed to provide 'a way to understand how your cinema attendees are feeling and help plan for reopening'.
The is not a survey for industry, but is for cinema's to send out to their previous cinema attendees to keep attendees engaged, track key metrics around intention to attend, assess the appeal of digital content.
An audience survey carried out over the summer of 2020 reopening period - the results have been published. Among other results, 98% of visitors reported feeling completely safe and 58% said that their visit had given them more confidence to return to other public spaces. As lockdowns and isolation continue, re-socialisation and re-connection becomes an even more pertinent issue.
Res Artis - COVID-19 Survey 2: Medium-term impact on the arts residency sector (completed)
A survey run in partnership with UCL, building on a previous survey from earlier in the year (results have been published as a report), to assess the true impact of COVID-19 specifically on the arts residencies field.
ScreenSkills - Skills and Covid-19 Survey (complete)
ScreenSkills is running a survey to understand thecurrent skills gaps and shortages in the film, TV, VFX, animation and games sectors, and the impact of Covid-19 on working practices and what the industry will look like in the future
Collecting data about the impact of COVID-19 on the creative and cultural sectors in Somerset with additional surveys on the digital capability of visual artists and musicians.
The survey is still live as of March 2021
Sound and Music - COVID-19 Impact Survey (complete)
The purpose of this survey - in partnership with the Ivors Academy - was to gain a comprehensive picture of the impact on composers' and songwriters' livelihoods, their creative outputs and future prospects – in order to provide tailored support, to raise awareness, lobby for a change in policy, and ensure that all creators are being heard in these incredibly challenging times.
UK Theatre have just launched this survey (05 March 2021) - the aim is to measure the impact of COVID-19 on the theatre sector over the last year. This is a follow up survey from an early one in the year, and it is vital that if you have completed the first one you alsofill out this survey.
The deadline for responding is Thursday 11th March
A survey to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mothers working in the UK Television Industry. The findings will help us understand the particular challenges that mothers are facing, to better inform policy and sector responses, and to help promote a more equitable recovery.
Collected data from games industry businesses on the immediate, short-term impacts that the pandemic is having on the industry, how businesses believe it may impact on them in the mid to long-term, and the measures they need from the Government.
Surveyed 99 people about their response to the Government’s provisions for the creative industries in the face of COVID-19. The survey included their designer members, committee ambassadors, colleges council, patrons and partners, retailers and fashion showroom businesses. It opened on 18th March and closed on 21st March, just as the Government announced further measures.
Surveyed young Londoners aged 18-30 and on how they are working, coping and creating during the Covid-19 lockdown. They wanted to know what support young people need and whether those needs are being met.
Update (October 2020): the results of the survey were published in May 2020. They are using the data to improve their support for young people.
Collected data from 237 self-employed people working in the creative industries in Wales about the impact of Covid-19 on their work. Results include 60% of respondents to the survey saying that their work had dried up completely since the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey ran from 27-30th March 2020.
The survey found that 78% of freelancers working in museums have seen a decrease in their income between March - October. On top of this, only 47% were eligible for support through the government's Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
Collected data to help quantify the losses resulting from COVID-19 on British music makers and their representatives, including musicians, music producers, songwriters, composers, lyricists, music engineers, singers and MMF members.
Collated views from publishers to inform the Publishers Association’s response to the ongoing public health crisis and its impact on the publishing industry. Closed at 12:00pm on Wednesday 25th March 2020.
Provides information on the response of 1000 architects, architectural students and others working in the sector to a survey asking about the impact of COVID-19. Results include 81% of respondents saying that they are now working entirely remotely or from home and 45% stating that they have seen a reduction in their individual income. See the results.
Collected data from UK comics to find ways that creators can be better supported, and to improve access to funding, as well as addressing how COVID-19 is affecting people’s livelihoods and working habits. This was a one off survey, processed by the Audience Agency.
TRG Arts and Purple Seven have partnered to provide real-time intelligence and advice to the arts and cultural sector on the economic impact of COVID-19 by bringing together live sales feeds from hundreds of venues around the world to provide data analysis, counsel on insights, and intelligence for governments. The service is free and new organisations are welcome to confidentially share their data through a daily feed from their box office to Purple Seven’s secure, UK-based servers.
A national audience and community research study designed to answer a range of urgent questions about the role and future of culture and the arts in the hearts, minds, families, and social lives of Americans in response to the pandemic.
European Creative Business Network (ECBN) is an advocacy institution for the European culture and creative industries. With this survey, they are trying to assess the impact on the sector in the coming weeks in order to be able to formulate current support and relief recommendations to European policymakers.
Collecting information from creative sector practitioners in Rwanda about how their craft, trade, activity, project or business has been affected by Covid-19 to inform measures needed for a sector revival.
OBEC-BA launched a survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on the creative economy, aiming to collect data on the consequences of the pandemic for individuals and organisations working in the artistic, cultural and creative sectors in Brazil. The questionnaire seeks to identify the estimated impact of COVID-19, coping strategies, and previous relations with the public authorities. The research was built to collect data in all states or municipalities or in any sector of the creative economy in Brazil.
Data SIM is the research group and data management hub for the Brazilian music market. This survey collected data from 536 companies from different areas such as festival producers, booking agencies, concert halls, as well as suppliers and partners, ranging from equipment rental to transportation and accommodation logistics. The survey ran from 17th March - 23rd March 2020.
The European Creative Business Network has published the results of the first 7000 participants from their survey on the impact of COVID-19. Highlights include a suggestion that cultural and creative businesses in Europe expect to lose a sum of €273 billion in turnover by the end of 2020. The survey ran from mid-March - beginning of April 2020 and the results were published on the 8th April.
This survey collected data from theatregoers in the Washington D.C. area about their intent to return to the theatre after restrictions were lifted. The survey found that 31% are likely to return immediately with 49% are likely to wait a few months or more.
This survey was conducted in Italy from 26-28th February and from 14-16th March. It collected data from 656 freelancers on whether they had experienced cancellations and suspensions of commissions. Results were published on the 18th March 2020.