Western Australian creative industries: COVID-19 impacts survey report

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries commissioned a survey to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia. 

The purpose of the study was to gather critical data for a statistically reliable survey on the employment and revenue impacts of COVID-19 on the broader creative industries across WA. Specific areas of impact included:

  • the number of jobs lost
  • the types of jobs and work impacted
  • measuring lost revenue by business entity type
  • measuring lost revenue by industry category
  • reporting on access to COVID-19 support packages.

The review investigated a broad range of creative industries. For the purpose of this survey the creative industries included the following:

  • Film, TV and radio
  • Photography, writing and publishing
  • Fashion, jewellery and textile design
  • Performing arts venue operation
  • Visual arts, music, theatre and comedy
  • Dance, circus, opera and orchestra
  • Interactive VR/AR/XR artists
  • Games publishing and development
  • Libraries, art galleries and museums
  • Set, lighting and production design.

The scope of this study covers COVID-19 support packages that were announced and received by business entities in the quarterly period between 1 April to 30 June 2020.

Western Australian  creative industries COVID-19 impacts

Western Australian creative industries: COVID-19 impacts survey report

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This report highlights the key findings from the survey DLGSC commissioned to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.

Western Australian creative industries: COVID-19 impacts — Performing arts venues

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This fact sheet highlights the key findings for performing arts venues from the survey DLGSC commissioned to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.

Western Australian creative industries: COVID-19 impacts — Performing arts companies

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This fact sheet highlights the key findings for performing arts companies from the survey DLGSC commissioned to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.

Western Australian creative industries: COVID-19 impacts — Art gallery, library, museum and archive operations

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This fact sheet highlights the key findings for art gallery, library, museum and archive operations from the survey DLGSC commissioned to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.

Western Australian creative industries: COVID-19 impacts — Creative artists

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This fact sheet highlights the key findings for creative artists from the survey DLGSC commissioned to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.

Western Australian creative industries: COVID-19 impacts — Film, TV and games production

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This fact sheet highlights the key findings for film, TV and games organisations from the survey DLGSC commissioned to assess COVID-19 impacts on employment and revenue in the creative industries in Western Australia.
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