a-n The Artists Information Company would like to share with you the final report from our recent Covid-19 impact survey.
The survey marks a moment at the start of the Covid-19 crisis and reflects the views of over 4,000 a-n members. The report provides robust insights into the emerging impacts of the public health crisis and stands as a stark reminder of precarity in the arts.
Key findings: 93% of respondents say that they, their practice or career have been affected by the pandemic and the survey shows that 82% of respondents have had upcoming work cancelled. 96% of respondents indicate income reduction as a significant immediate impact of the pandemic, with 60% expecting their income to be down by over 50% in 2020. 69% of respondents identify an immediate impact on their studio space.
As a result of these impacts, we have developed a-n Bursaries: Time Space Money.
a-n has brought forward the application process for the next round of a-n Bursaries, and we are also working with Arts Council England to distribute £300,000 of financial support as part of the programme. The fund is offering bursaries of £500 - £1,500 to help support those whose livelihoods have been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.
Applications are open to artists working in all visual arts disciplines, and to arts organisers such as art handlers, technicians, art installers, conservators and restorers, including those who work with artists in the production of their work and exhibitions.
Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Thursday 7 May 2020.
At this critical time, a-n is working with partners across the sector to support and advocate for artists and those working in the visual arts, and to provide evidence to government about the impacts on artists and their livelihoods.