South African Cultural Observatory

Covid-19 Impact Survey Report on CCIs


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Near the start of the lockdown, the South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) ran an online survey to find out what impact the measures to manage the COVID-19 virus were having on businesses and freelancers in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs), the adaptation strategies that the sector was using, and the most useful kinds of support that could be provided. The survey ran from the 30th of March to the 4th of May 2020, and thus provides an early assessment of the impact of the shutdown on the sector. 595 useable responses from all parts of the sector, which includes performing arts, heritage, publishing, music, film and video, design, and support activities were received.

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