South African Cultural Observatory

The Challenges of Pivoting to Digital The COVID-19 shut down and cultural festivals and events

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The Challenges of Pivoting to Digital The COVID-19 shut down and cultural festivals and events The main aim of the research was to investigate the impact and effectiveness of the pivot to online operation of South African cultural festivals and events for organisers, artistic producers and audiences as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. The research methods included key stakeholder interviews with 13 South African festivals that had shifted their productions online as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, as well as an online audience survey of people who had participated in such online cultural festivals or events.
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