Seeking Participants – Do you work in a creative field?

Are you a part of the creative economy? Has the COVID-19 Pandemic impacted your life and career? Share your experiences and become a part of a longitudinal study to help us understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on creatives.

Measuring & Reporting Artists’ Challenges & Resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Longitudinal Interview Study

Principal Investigator: Dr. Rachel Skaggs
Research Assistants: Molly Jo Burke, Noor Murteza, Erin J. Hoppe, and Dr. Megan Jordan

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

Location: Online Zoom video conferencing

Benefits: Participants will contribute to national research efforts on the state and well-being of artists and the creative sector in America.

Compensation: Participants will receive a $40 Amazon Gift Card as compensation for participation in this research study.

Participant Eligibility: Individuals ages 18 and older living anywhere in United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, who work in the visual, performing, writing, or design arts are invited to be interviewed. We define “the arts” and “creatives” broadly, to include the following fields: performance, dance, music, theater, design, fashion, architecture, creative writing, film, media arts, illustration, craft, and fine art.

This research project explores COVID-19-related impacts on employment, creative practices, and resilience among artists. This broadens understanding of COVID-19 impacts on the American art world.

Findings will be used to create reports and academic articles to educate others about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on artists. The study seeks artists and creatives as research participants to be part of qualitative interviews to discuss the impact of COVID-19. Questions will be focused on individuals’ creative practice, employment, and day to day activities.



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