Phase 2 (2022-2023)

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

Principal Investigator: Dr. Rachel Skaggs

Graduate Assistants: Molly Jo Burke, Noor Murteza, Erin J. Hoppe
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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 arts alumni 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.

Participant Recruitment

Participant Eligibility: Individuals ages 18 and older 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.

Duration: Approximately 60 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. Participants will not receive financial or other tangible compensation for participation in this research study.

The faculty supervisor for this research project is:
Dr. Rachel Skaggs
Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy

To Participate in this project complete this Interest Form and the research team will contact you.

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