Supporting the Arts and Culture Sector

supporting the arts and culture sector

Supporting the Arts and Culture Sector

Cultural organisations and creative businesses in Calderdale are being asked to take part in a survey that will assess the impact of COVID-19 on the sector and identify any additional support required.

As part of a combined piece of work from the partner authorities in the Leeds City Region, Calderdale Council is urging arts organisations, freelancers and other creative professionals to complete and submit the arts and culture survey which is now live at: www.leeds.gov.uk/creativesectorimpact.

The survey asks a series of questions on the economic and other impacts of COVID- 19 on creative businesses, with the opportunity to contribute more information if preferred.

Responses will be collated and used to get a comprehensive picture of the impact across the region as well as locally here in Calderdale.

This region wide collaboration will help to track the impact that the lockdown has had on the sector, as well as evidence the new and creative ways that individuals and organisations have responded to the crisis.

The information gathered will also be submitted as evidence for the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee’s formal inquiry into the ‘Impact of COVID-19 on DCMS sectors’. This will consider both the immediate and long-term effects of coronavirus on all sectors that fall under its remit.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 31 May 2020. Further support and information on the survey can be found by contacting creativity@calderdale.gov.uk



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