Last week, Arts Council England and HM Treasury announced emergency sector support measures to help visual arts workers affected by COVID-19. We are keen to develop our understanding of the impact of these measures upon the visual arts sector. The Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) has built a survey with Earthen Lamp, a-n The Artists Information Company, ArtQuest, AxisWeb, CuratorSpace, DACS, Artists’ Union England, Guild, and Engage, and are looking for your help.

As key sector support organisations working to support the visual arts in its broadest sense, we want to understand how to best to deploy our capacity and resource over the challenging weeks, months and years ahead.

How has this pandemic disrupted your practice?
Do you feel that enough has been done to help?

The research will inform our approach to sector support collaboration moving forward, coalescing around the needs of a future visual arts sector that is changed as much for the better as recovered to the status quo.

Fill in the short survey HERE.


The findings will be compiled by an independent agency Earthen Lamp. All findings from this research will be presented in an anonymised way to the sector, policymakers and government bodies. Please note that the results will not influence decisions or support package that have already been announced by funders. If you have any questions or comments about this research, please contact 

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