The impact of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been and will be enormous for the cultural sector in general and, very especially, for the performing arts and live arts sector in particular. The effects caused by the pandemic are multiple and of great force, by causing a sudden closure of all public activity, a gradual recovery of social and cultural life, as well as partial and in some cases definitive restructuring of the workforce of the culture.
Due to this, FAETEDA and The Spanish Network of Theaters have promoted a study to measure and put into context the impact that the pandemic is having on the performing arts sector. The study, prepared by teknecultura, is based on the analysis of activity data and the results of surveys carried out Spanish exhibitors, producers and performing arts companies, and tries to obtain the key data that will allow us to understand the serious economic effect of this health crisis.
The study is framed in a temporary period of 2 years (2021-2022) and will have two deliveries: the first with the analysis of the 2020 data, which was presented on December 2 at Foro Mercartes, and a second installment, which will include the impact data for 2021 and which will be will present in the second half of 2022.
The objective is to quantify, evaluate and understand the impact, both economically and socially, throughout this period, providing relevant information for the professional sector as a whole, as well as for the competent Administrations.
The Study on the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts is possible thanks to the collaboration of the INAEM.