584 creative artists who are mainly engaged in making original work, shared their experiences on how COVID-19 has impacted their work.
The following ﬁndings are based on respondents’ reported impacts from 1 April to 30 June 2020.
Jobs for creative artists fell 77%. This was based on expected versus actual number of employees reported by partnerships, companies and not-for-proﬁts operating in the creative artists sector. There were signiﬁcant decreases in freelance and
contract jobs (down 94%) and casual jobs (down 73%).
This fact sheet was compiled from a survey conducted in 2020 by CATALYSE® Pty Ltd on behalf of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. View the full survey report.
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