Evidence showing the impact of Covid-19 on Portsmouth’s Creative Industries

Portsmouth Creates, on behalf of all Creative Industries in Portsmouth asked representatives from across the sector to complete a survey to establish the effects of Covid-19 on their practices and livelihood’s.

In summary, the survey identified the following as being the most beneficial to their organisation’s recovery:

  • Funding for Projects and Innovation
    There is a clear and desperate need for further funding for the sector in order to reinvigorate it, and allow new projects to be generated. This funding will be more important than it has ever been, and must be 100% funded. Crucially – this applies to big organisations just as much as smaller ones.
  • Specialist Creative Industries Business Support
    Creative Industries organisations also require clear, accessible and free advice and specialist support for both their organisations, and with the implementation of social distancing measures.
  • Access to skills and facilities
    For many organisations the pivot to digital brings further challenges and a need for skills development, access to technology and facilities. Furthermore, many are faced with the challenge of learning what is possible, so that they can accurately plan for their organisations future.

The full report (which can be read herewas then submitted to the DCMS as evidence by Portsmouth Creates on behalf of the city of Portsmouth to display the impact of Covid-19 and the need for funding to be granted to move forward.

The full report can be read here.