In late March 2020, Creative BOP issued a survey to understand the initial impact of COVID-19 on the Bay of Plenty’s creative sector. We had 38 responses, which revealed initial and immediate impacts of the crisis on the arts sector.
The survey was distributed via email, newsletter and social media networks over the last week of March and the first week of April 2020.
We had 38 responses, which revealed initial and immediate impacts of the crisis on the arts sector. This survey was issued prior to the announcement of the Creative NZ creative sector funding response.
A second survey will be undertaken at the end of May to draw further understanding of ongoing impact and resumption of business post-level 2. It is recommended that future sector surveys continue with questions relating to COVID-19 to measure response and impact over time. Other regional arts agencies undertook similar surveys at various points throughout Level 4 and Level 3 lockdown.
CBOP looks to work with other umbrella organisations to coordinate comparative questions where possible to contribute to the understanding of region wide impact.