The impact of COVID-19 on the DCMS sectors: A submission to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee inquiry

Republished by ECBN from: UK Parliament

Dr. Dave O’Brien, Chancellor’s Fellow in Cultural and Creative Industries, History of Art, at the University of Edinburgh, has recently published written evidence on the impact of Covid-19 on the cultural and creative industries workforce. This submission focuses on issues of equality and diversity in the cultural and creative industries, presenting the longer-term trends in these sectors, to address the likely longterm impacts of Covid-19. Additionally, it highlights longstanding inequalities in the workforce. The longstanding, and structural, nature of workforce inequalities suggest the specific impacts of COVID-19 on cultural and creative industries will not be evenly distributed. We are likely to see working class origin and BAME individuals further excluded from the workforce, and women will be less likely to make it into senior positions across arts and cultural industries. Read the full written evidence here.

More publications and transcripts about the impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors are available here.