Impact of Covid-19

Posted on July 11, 2022

The second phase of our ‘The Verge’ research in December 2021 looked at changes in financial and job stability for people working in the creative industries as a result of the pandemic. Key findings included:

  • Financial stability has declined – in May 2020 53% said they had enough money to live on versus 42% in 2021
  • 45% said their mental health had been negatively impacted – rising to 64% amongst those with a disability
  • Over 10% have had to re-locate due to Covid-19 to find workWe also partnered with the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) at the University of Manchester to look at the impact of Covid-19 and BLM on Black, Asian and ethnically diverse creatives and cultural workers.