Res Artis and University College London (UCL) first survey of artists and arts organisations found that by September 2020, a majority (54%) of planned residencies had been cancelled, modified, cut short, or postponed. One in 10 arts residency operators reported being forced to close indefinitely, and just 17% of respondents were able to access emergency funding support. The Survey I report, published in November 2020, explains these and other findings in more detail.
This, the second of three survey reports addressing the impact of COVID-19 on the arts residency sector, reveals further troubling statistics and anecdotes from artists and residency operators about the medium-term impact of the pandemic. This report will address the financial state of the sector one year into COVID-19, what funding support has been available to the sector, the mental health impact on artists, and anticipations for the future of the sector in the coming year.
You can read the full report here.
Res Artis is the worldwide professional body for arts residencies, ensuring sustainability and development of the field through enabling connection and facilitating professional development for our member organisations.