GVPTA Releases Fall 2021 COVID-19 B.C. Arts & Culture Sector Impact Report — BC Alliance for Arts + Culture

GVPTA has released its Fall 2021 COVID-19 B.C. Arts & Culture Sector Impact Report, based on survey responses collected from artists, arts workers, and arts, culture, and heritage organizations across British Columbia in November. 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound effect on the arts and culture sector. As part of a data collection strategy to gain an understanding of the impact in British Columbia, GVPTA developed a survey that has been issued province-wide and across disciplines. 

Responses from 373 artists, arts workers, and organizations are represented in the Fall 2021 report. Questions and themes explored include: 

  • Vaccines and Testing – The impact of the provincial Proof of Vaccine mandate and organizational policies;

  • Working in Arts and Culture – Income projections for artists and workers, continued work in the sector, and changing staffing levels;

  • Obstacles – Challenges faced recently and anticipated over the coming months by individuals and organizations;

  • Public Programming – Changes in audience capacity size, and in organizational planning cycles;

  • Feeling Safe – Conditions artists and workers want in order to feel safe in different spaces;

  • Mental Health and Benefits – Understanding the level of access to extended health benefits and sick days in our sector.

Click here to read a further summary and key highlights, and to download the Fall 2021 report in its entirety.

Questions about the survey or requests for other segmented information, by discipline, region, demographics, or others can be directed to GVPTA Executive Director Kenji Maeda at kenji@gvpta.ca.

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