Econcult report of the Covid-19 effects on Cultural and Creative Sectors
Econcult report of the Covid-19 effects on Cultural and Creative Sectors is soon to be released.
Econcult, lead partner of MESOC project, is about to release the report with the results of the Covid-19 impact survey on the Cultural and Creative Sectors in Spain. The survey has collected data from 784 cultural and creative agents in the performing arts, visual arts, design, cultural heritage, literature and cultural management. This survey provides a wide range of information on the effects of the Covid-19 in relation to how cultural agents have adapted to confinement, the losses experienced in the first and second quarters, the changes expected in the long term and access to aid and support measures in the CCS. The research has been led by Raul Abeledo Sanchis, who is part of the Econcult team for the MESOC project.
Due to the confinement measures, 48% of the organizations surveyed have started working from home, a situation in which design and cultural heritage stand out for their higher degree of implementation (69% and 62%, respectively). However, remote work is not possible in all areas, forcing 42% of the organisations to reduce their activity to a minimum during confinement, mainly affecting the performing arts (50% of those surveyed in this sector have been forced to reduce their activity).
The impact of the Covid-19 has been more noticeable in the second quarter, due to the paralysis generated by the confinement. Thus, almost half of those surveyed said they expected losses of more than 75% of expected income. To address the situation, 29% of cultural agents are inclined to take comprehensive and systematic action through a strategic plan to promote the recovery of the cultural and creative sectors. This shows that the sector is demanding attention to be given to its needs, creating a specific strategy to ensure long term sustainability.