Culture Shock: COVID-19 and the cultural and creative sectors


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Year of Publication:
2020

Publisher(s):
OECD Publishing

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report is the OECD Policy Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), focusing on cultural and creative sectors being important in their own right in terms of their economic footprint and employment.
Cultural and creative sectors also spur innovation across the economy, as well as contribute to numerous other channels for positive social impact (well-being and health, education, inclusion, urban regeneration, etc.). They are among the hardest hit by the pandemic, with large cities often containing the greatest share of jobs at risk. The dynamics vary across sub-sectors, with venue-based activities and the related supply chains most affected. Policies to support firms and workers during the pandemic can be ill-adapted to the non-traditional business models and forms of employment in the sector. In addition to short-term support for artists and firms, which comes from both the public and private sector, policies can also leverage the economic and social impacts of culture in their broader recovery packages and efforts to transform local economies.



Main Focus: Community Development

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

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APA Citation:

OECD (2020). Culture Shock: COVID-19 and the cultural and creative sectors.OECD.