Covid-19 resilience diaries: lived experiences of artists

Engagement activity: Consultancy

Charlotte Gilmore (Consultant), Jul 2020Oct 2020

Artists and makers are particularly vulnerable to the economic and social impacts during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and that this will likely continue as the world begins to rebuild and change.

Whilst the pressure on the arts has been recognised by the Scottish Government and funders, we are aware that this support can be better informed by understanding the lived experiences of artists and arts organisations, and their resilience within such uncertain and unpredictable times.

There is still a lack of understanding around what resilience looks like within a creative context, and what practices need to be in place to effectively manage it, whilst producing work.

This study’s findings will give the project partners and the broader academic arts community a better understanding of artist/maker needs, by providing a snapshot of the social and cultural impact of the pandemic on the creative’s lives and work.

External organisation

NameCraft Scotland, University of Edinburgh Public Art Collections, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Vue Art