Phase 1 (2020-2021)

Measuring Artists’ Challenges and Resilience after COVID-19

The Ohio State University

Co-PIs: Rachel Skaggs & Elizabeth Cooksey

Graduate Research Assistants: Molly Burke & Erin Hoppe

Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme   SNAAP - Strategic National Arts Alumni Project

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 arts. Findings will be used to develop COVID-19-related survey questions to be included on the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project survey in spring of 2022. This final survey will be administered to individuals living anywhere in United States during the COVID-19 pandemic, who received an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in the arts are invited to be interviewed.  We define “the arts” and “arts alumni” broadly, to include the following fields: performance, design, architecture, creative writing, film, media arts, illustration and fine art.

Findings from Phase 1 research:

How COVID-19 has impacted the needed skills of arts graduates. (2021) SNAAP DataBrief 9.2. Dr. Rachel Skaggs, Erin J. Hoppe, and Molly Jo Burke.

How COVID-19 has impacted the needed resources of arts graduates. (2021) SNAAP DataBrief 9.1. Dr. Rachel Skaggs, Molly Jo Burke, and Erin J. Hoppe

Artists’ challenges and resilience after COVID-19, presentation. (2021) Workshop in Cultural Affairs; Center for Cultural Affairs. Indiana University

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Rachel Skaggs, Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA,