The (not-so) hidden crisis: The effects of the Covid-19 crisis on workers in the Cultural and Creative Sectors

This survey is an attempt to better understand the new conditions for cultural and creative workers in Europe brought about by COVID-19. The survey was live from June to mid-November 2020 and it was open to professionals of the 27 EU Member States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, UK and Ukraine.

This research is part of the MAX project (Makers’ Mobility Pilot project), co-funded by the European Union and coordinated by the European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN) in partnership with Fab Lab Barcelona, UPTEC and Makery. The survey was designed by the Poligon Creative Centre, a member of ECHN, in co-production with the Centre for Creativity (CzK) and the analysis of the data and final report was prepared by IDEA Consult.

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The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the European Creative Hubs Network and its partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.


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